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Ancient Ginger

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556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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good food in the neighborhood

service is quick and food is good. value of the combination dishes is very good. take out comes quickly

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Stony Brook, New York
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Saint James, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Staff friendly and professional. the host knows all his customers. A Chinese restaurant like I remember from my childhood. Not many good sit down Chinese restaurants left. You sit and have tea. Or can order anything you want. If I am staying away from carbs I have chicken and broccoli sautéed in garlic and ginger,

Thank kiafran
Long Island NY
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Friday night on a holiday weekend, they had a full house, service was good and the food was delicious. I had one of their "healthy dishes" that I was able to pick which vegetable, spinach or broccoli that I wanted, and what kind of sauce I wanted on it. We enjoyed everything that we ordered. It is a definite that... More 

Thank Apydazes
Holtsville, New York
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

When exploring my mom's new neighborhood we happened on this wonderful restaurant. The shopping center is mostly empty but this restaurant is worth stopping in. Large portions. Both times we have been there we went home with enough for a second meal.

Thank Susaneac
Stony Brook, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

service is quick and food is good. value of the combination dishes is very good. take out comes quickly

Thank 325LindaW
Saint James, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

When I want to eat in a chinese restaurant, I go to Ancient Ginger. I love the eggdrop soup with the wide fried noodles!!!! I have had the chicken & broccoli, sesame chicken, spare ribs, and they were all very good. I REALLY like their egg rolls. They are the best around. They also do take out for when you... More 

Thank Jeff V
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The best Chinese food This place is awesome food is always so great and comes out fast ! Not to mention how reasonable prices are ,great little place ,would definitely recommend . Two thumb up

1 Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

best chinesse restaurant one of our favorite place to go !! we always dine in great prices ,quality food .real ingredients two thumb up

Thank alx p
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Myself and my husband are always on an eating healthy kick as he just had a quad bypass 8 weeks ago. So we always get The Harvest, which is shrimp and chicken steamed with broccoli and brown rice. I just love the freshness of their food! Because it has no sauce you can really taste the freshness. They are always... More 

Thank Cecilia S
Shoreham, New York
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoy a good Chinese meal and have eaten in several restaurants but I feel that this was one of the better one. My Mongolian Beef was incredibly favorable, initially it came with peppers which I can't eat so they remade it for me very graciously. The Dim Sum were excellent as well and my wife's lemon chicken was crispy... More 

Thank Vacalot
Stony Brook, New York
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had take out last week. I am willing to bet they have served me 500 times in the last decade. I have tried nearly every dish and they are all good Chinese food. Sure, I eat elsewhere, and all types, but for me Ancient Ginger is comfort food.

Thank Larry P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: 631)584-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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