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Crystal Garden

278 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2348
631-738-9565
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Ranked #12 of 62 restaurants in Ronkonkoma
Most recent review
- Nov 13, 2013
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English first
Long Island, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Mastic, New York, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

I would say that this is the best Chinese buffet around. They have a very good selection, all the basics that you would be looking for. The food is fresh and flavorful. I would recommend it. The atmosphere is quite dated as all Chinese buffets are.

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Mountainhome, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Food was well-stocked and flavorful. Spare ribs were just like they used to be decades ago when they were really good. The service is pleasant and mostly pretty prompt. Buffet is well stocked and fresh. Will go back again.

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Good variety of Chinese plus sushi. They also have king crab legs. Good turnover of food so it doesn't sit long. Dessert is typical , nothing to write home about. Get there early to avoid the crowd. Help is pretty attentive for drink refills.

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