Being one of the more popular joints for LHS students to eat at, I’m sure that you’ve at least heard of Wild Ginger, conveniently located right on Littleton Boulevard. It’s gained a reputation for serving delicious, authentic Thai food, and when I went there for the first time I found that it fully lived up to this. One of the best things about Wild Ginger is that even if you’re not a Thai food aficionado, you’ll still heartily enjoy your meal and experience there.
From the second you walk into the restaurant, you’ll notice the simple, relaxed atmosphere that makes it so enjoyable. The affable staff performs just as any good one should: professionally, promptly, and with great knowledge of each and every dish on the menu. Everything went smoothly in terms of service, even during peak hours, so you don’t have anything to worry about there.
Although they’re slightly different, both the lunch and dinner menus have plenty of options to choose from. As you’d expect, they center around traditional Thai dishes: noodles, curry, chicken, duck, soup, etc. If you’re into seafood or vegetarian options, they also have plenty of those for you to try. Their appetizers are also particularly impressive, along with a plethora of delicious desserts that are often the perfect end to a great meal!
Of all the excellent dishes they serve at Wild Ginger, I highly recommend the curries. Each of them is a perfect combination of a multitude of spices, meats, and other ingredients, and can be catered to your taste as far as spice is concerned. If you have a high tolerance for spice, the “hot” option should be great for you, and even the “Thai hot” if you’re feeling particularly brave. If you can’t take much spice at all, no need to worry! Their “mild” and “medium” options are well-suited for a sensitive palate while still retaining the complex, excellently-layered flavor that is a trademark of a great curry. In addition, for each curry you have a choice of chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, tofu, shrimp, or a combination of them. Steamed (or brown, if you prefer) rice is served along with it as well, making the curries at Wild Ginger some of the best options on the menu.
Wild Ginger’s prices are very reasonable; while it’s certainly more expensive than getting a burrito at Chipotle, the price itself isn’t that low at all when you consider the quality of the meal as a whole. Most entrées range from about $8-14, although some of the seafood dishes cost a bit more than that (as you would typically expect).
Overall, Wild Ginger is a wonderful restaurant where, even if you’re not a huge fan of Thai food, you’ll have an enjoyable, authentic, flavorful meal at a great price. Its accessibility for LHS students makes it the perfect lunch (if you have an off-hour, that is) or dinner destination.
Wild Ginger is located at:
399 W. Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120
Lunch Hours: 11:00-3:00 M-F, 12:00-3:00 Sat.
Dinner Hours: 5:00-9:00 M-Th, 5:00-10:00 Fri & Sat.
(closed on Sundays)