Popular in Seattle since Asian fusion was an exciting new form of Northwest cuisine, Wild Ginger has become a staple for downtown tourists and Symphony goers. Dishes hail from around the Pacific Rim, including satays on sticks and giant shared plates of wok-fried barbecued prawns. The namesake fragrant duck platter, served with pillow-soft steamed buns, are almost a requirement. Even carnivores will enjoy the extended vegetarian and vegan menu, and all diners should order one less dish than the waiter suggests—unless you're looking for leftovers. The decor revolves around wood furnishings and enormous windows, but is otherwise spare in a Zen-like way that causes diners to focus on what they're truly there for: the food.