I've been in Seattle for a year and have steered clear of Wild Ginger for dinner based on a bad lunch experience there and negative reviews I have read. Having received a very well-intentioned gift certificate from some friends, we decided it was time to give it a try. Our experience: hostess underestimated our wait time by half an hour (and didn't bother to stop by to let us know), cold satays, rubbery scallops far past their prime (3 dried on a skewer set us back almost $7!!), overpowering sauces that reduced clams and prawns to annonymous textures and generally way overpriced for what it was. We could have eaten for a week in the ID for what we spent and enjoyed not only superior food, but fresher ingredients as well. To their credit, dining room service was fast and friedly and they have a great space...but the kitchen falls waaaayyyy short. I've read it used to be better...has it really gone downhill that much?