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Crystal Garden

278 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2348
631-738-9565
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Ranked #30 of 62 Restaurants in Ronkonkoma
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- Aug 13, 2014
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English first
New York, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband & I did make a second visit to this establishment. With eyes wide open it became clear that the restaurant areas like the front desk/entrance was a mess. The rest room area was laden with linens on the floor outside the entrance. This was enough to turn me off and I wll not be returning to dine here... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When you walk in the confusing front door you are confronted with not the most friendly people. Now we went for dinner and it was close to fifteen dollars per person. What a joke. The food was old and the selection was dismal. I saw people taking food out the trays with there hands!! There was a commercial radio station... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I came here with my family and it was lunch time and the food was cold. There was no way I was feeding my son cold buffet food so I brought it to the manager. He told me I should have come at a better time. Then they charged us for the food we didn't eat. So we waited till... More

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Long Island, NY
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a typical Chinese buffet. Nothing to rave about. They run out of crab legs often and the staff is not friendly. The place is not clean. I have never seen a cockroach but I would not be surprised if I saw one. The sushi is horrible and rarely does anyone clean or maintain the buffet stations. I went... More

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

2 nd try I did get some crab legs. Having reviewed already I just wanted to add. The entrance desk is an absolute mess. This is such a turn off. Also upon a visit ti the ladies room one has to pass what appears to be table linens piled high on the floor. Another turn off. Doubt if we will... More

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was a bit above typical buffet. Happy to find this after East closed in Huntington. Better prices here, but no lobster or specialty prepared food spot. Nice Sushi bar but it is true they are not labeled. Good choices, very tasty, well maintained food trays. It is a large place and was very busy on a Friday evening. They... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It did have a good variety of food on the buffet; didn't have large amounts out in each tray, so the food was turned over frequently which kept it fresh. Advertised crab legs; decent size, but they ran out quickly each time the staff brought out more. If you're looking for Chinese food, this place fits the bill.

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

With the closing of Best in Huntington, I thought that was the end of good Chinese buffet dining. I was very pleasantly surprised with the experience. We tried Crystal Garden based on the reviews posted with Tripadvisor. Great food, always fresh, trays do not remain empty for long. Very clean and pleasant atmosphere.

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

There are no frills here, it's a pretty standard Chinese Buffet. One thing that is cool that you don't always see is they have a sushi section where the sushi is freshly rolled. Unfortunately, this section is not labeled so it is a bit of a guessing game.

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Mastic, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great Selection, good price and they have sushi!!!! Besides them just having sushi it is fresh with someone making it while you watch. The wonton soup is tasty and the best I have had at a buffet. From american choices to chinese it is all very good. Check them out it is worth it!!!!

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