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Blue Ginger

I'm coming to Newton rom NY. I had wanted to eat in Blue Ginger; but not all reviews are so great. Any suggestions///

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  1. have had good experiences with the tuna poke on crispy rice cake, the lobster, the duck (when they have it)...butterfish can be inconsistent / bland... avoid the carpaccio

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    1. re: barleywino

      Thanks. I think I'll look elsewhere. I don't want to pick and choose.

    2. This thread has some good thoughts. Personally, I've always enjoyed the butterfish

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795855

      1. avoid the lackluster Indonesian pasta entree. for some strange reason it's been there since the opening of the restaurant.

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        1. re: nasilemak

          2nd that...bleah... :-P
          butterfish is much better...but not if you hate miso...

          1. re: Spike

            i remember my butterfish was overwhelmed by the overly assertive wasabi and soy drizzle sauces. yet another disappointing 'signature' dish.
            his asian fusion take seems a bit dated to me, more like pacific rim cooking back in the mid nineties.

        2. We ate there about 6 weeks ago and I think the food has really gone downhill. And Ming was on site.

          I had the butterfish which was burned.

          The steak was underwhelming and the lamb was bland.

          The mussles were excellent

          1. Spouse and I went twice, two years ago - visits were about 3 months apart. Both visits yielded disappointment for the same reason - over salting. On both visits, both of our meals were wildly over salted. The second time we brought it to our servers attention (the first time we didn't - but we should have. The food was unpleasant) and he shrugged and indicated that it was a common complaint. We haven't been back since - maybe it's changed - but it isn't an inexpensive venue for unpleasant food.