Yes, good food in the mall is possible. Red Ginger’s new location in the Melbourne Square Mall is near JC Penney and easily accessible from the northwest side, inside or outside of the mall. Red Ginger is one of the few upscale Chinese restaurants in the area and now a second location is open to accommodate even more customers.
The new setting boasts contemporary Asian décor that is fresh and clean, the low-lighting is tasteful and sophisticated, nothing like the food court. The main dining room is expansive with two separate areas for private parties.
This is not your typical Chinese takeout. The extensive menu includes Chinese and Japanese cuisine, plus sushi and Thai specialties. Popular entrée choices include Chilean Sea Bass and Crispy Whole Fish for seafood lovers. White Snow Prawns, lightly crispy jumbo shrimp in a tangy white sauce, is a splendid treat.
The spicy beef has a kick without overpowering the flavor. The food is perfectly prepared and the portions are generous which is convenient because just one meal won’t be enough.
Not surprisingly, sushi is also a star at Red Ginger. The ingredients are fresh and artfully presented. A variety of rolls and sashimi choices are available including specialties and standard rolls.
Lunch specials include fried rice, an egg roll and soup. More than enough food to keep you full for the remainder of the day. Typical fare like bourbon chicken and sweet and sour chicken are available. The lunch Bento Box is served with miso soup, salad, gyoza, California roll and rice.
Owner Grace Han has many more plans and ideas for the spacious interior of the restaurant including live piano music in the evening.
Grace hopes the second location will be a convenient option for those who live further south. With over 10,000 square feet, the restaurant can also accommodate corporate meetings and lunches or cocktail parties for groups of 40 to 50.
1700 W. New Haven Ave.,
West Melbourne (Melbourne Square Mall)
Phone: (321) 951-8818
Noon to 10:30 p.m. Sundays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Web Address: RedGingerMelbourne.com