About Black Ginger

Simple setting, superb food. It sounds too easy to be successful, but Black Ginger have proved otherwise on Enmore Road in Newtown. Their dining area is minimalistic and cosy, letting the food take centre stage – and she pulls out a heckuva performance. Vietnamese food done with a few twists and always with acute attention to detail, Black Ginger is among Sydney’s crew of affordable and accessible but outright delicious Vietnamese restaurants. The serving sizes are generous at Black Ginger and many of their dishes are great for sharing, so bring a group, order up a few things and enjoy a few new tastes, like the chef’s special tamarind duck or Black Ginger’s range of inventive rice paper and vermicelli rolls. Classics are done well, though, so don’t branch too far out from familiar favourites like sang choy bao and steamed prawn dumplings, both of which are done extremely well at Black Ginger.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Black Ginger
89 Enmore Road, Enmore
Sydney 2042

Menu Highlights



Vietnamese Crispy Pancake - Banh Xeo (V) GF

Mungbean, onions, beansprout, mixed salad, fresh herbs served with house sauce. Choice of prawn/duck/tofu

Fried Stuffed Eggplant

Prawn and Pork mince served with Garlic Soy sauce dressing.

Black Ginger Mixed Entree

Wagyu Beef spring roll, Duck roll, Sugarcane Prawn, grilled Pork ball.


Banana Blossom Duck Salad (GF)

Banana flower combined with roasted Duck fillet, Lime juice, Mints, Herbs, fresh Chilli & fried Shallots.

Crispy Pork Belly

With steamed kailan & XO sauce

Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs

Boneless beef with chili tamarind sauce and cucumber relish

Shaken Beef Bo Luc Lac (Chef's Special)

Black Angus Beef cube tossed in the wok with Garlic, Onions, black Peppercorn sauce served with Watercress & cherry Tomatoes salad.


Salt & Pepper Squid


Singaporean Chilli Prawn with Snowpeas


Steamed Wild Barramundi Fillet (GF)

Ginger, Shallot, Vegetable & Chef’s sauce.


Cha Nem & Grilled Pork Vermicelli Salad (GF)

Fried Rice Paper Rolls & grilled Pork served with Vermicelli, mixed Herbs, Lettuce, ground Peanut, fried Onions & Nuoc Cham

Wagyu Beef Pho (GF)

Traditional Beef stock with Noodle Pho, rare Wagyu Beef, spring Onions served with Basils, beansprouts & Hoisin Chilli sauce.

Special Pho (GF)

Traditional Beef stock with Noodle Pho, Beef balls, Brisket & rare Beef served with Basils, beansprouts & Hoisin Chilli sauce.

12 Black Ginger Reviews

12 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Kevin J.a month ago · 1 review

Probably one of the most underrated Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney. Whenever I’m in the area and get a chance to go, I’m here. Highly recommend the Bo Luk Lak with incredibly tender wagyu beef and the Chicken Lemongrass. The staff are great, so genuine and treat you like family.

Ian C.4 months ago · 1 review

Black Ginger is brilliant food was superb service excellent especially little Abby We would highly recommend it to others who are looking for a great meal and service at a reasonable price

Basia Z.9 months ago · 1 review

We first visited Black Ginger, on recommendations of reviews, just one week earlier and loved the food. This time we had guests from the US and we wanted to invite them to join us. I adore Pho, and the Wague beef Pho is outstanding. Rich broth and not overloaded with noodles, with a perfect amount of delicate slices of beef. I am yet to try the Vietnamese pancakes -which are another favorite of mine. The staff are wonderful, friendly, polite, very helpful. I highly recommend a visit for an excellent meal, in simple but very cosy surroundings.

Ray B.10 months ago · 1 review

Great food and service. Always a delight to go to Black Ginger we took our neighbours and their two children they thoughrolly enjoyed it too

Louise B.a year ago · 1 review

The staff at Black Ginger were Very friendly and attentive. The Wagyu and Black Ginger spring rolls were yummy. Overall the food was excellent! Will return.

Amanda F.a year ago · 1 review

Loved the food, had duck crispy pancake, the chefs special beef, plus crispy spring rolls and duck Vietnamese rollls. All the food was delicious and we will be back. Service was excellent, really friendly staff. Also very conveniently located across the road from the Enmore Theatre where we were going to see a band. Speedy service plus BYO made for an excellent dinner.

julie t.2 years ago · 6 reviews

Even though we were half an hour late on a Friday night due to problems with parking and traffic, they still saved our table for us. The food was delicious and plenty of it. Would go again and recommend to friends.

Belynda G.2 years ago · 1 review

Great food, great service, great price! My favourite Vietnamese restaurant in Newtown, we always enjoy eating out here whether it is with a group of friends or just the two of us.

Julie B.a year ago · 4 reviews

Food was great. The service was great. It was BYO wine as well- always a bonus! Neighbourhood gem. We will be back! Great pre show dinner.

Paul H.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic food which was very tasty, great staff who were very helpful. Great value for money and will certainly go there again for more meals.