By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 18, 2015 at 6:01 PM

A new contemporary Asian restaurant quietly opened its doors today in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood.

Lucky Ginger, located at 221 N. Water St. in the space formerly occupied by Cynthia's, offers a hybrid of classic Asian cuisine and contemporary fusion.  

Lucky Ginger’s menu includes starters like pork and vegetable egg rolls (2 for $3.50), edamame ($5) and dumplings (6 for $7). Soups include tom yum ($3.95-$4.95), tom kha ($3.95-$4.95) and four variations of pho ranging in price between $9 and $11.

Noodle dishes include Pad Thai ($10-$12), a ginger noodle bowl ($11) and Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles) ($10-$12). The menu is rounded out with two versions of fried rice ($8-$12), a red curry ($10-$12), Mussamun curry ($10-$12), and entrees including Korean short ribs ($14) to a ginger steak ($18.50).

Beverages include cocktails ($10), beer and soft drinks, including Thai iced tea ($3).

Lucky Ginger will be open Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m., for lunch and dinner.

Stay tuned to for additional details as they become available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.