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556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
631)584-8883
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2014
Larry P
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Stony Brook, New York
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint James, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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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

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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

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 

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Shoreham, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Stony Brook, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

After three different friends recommended Ancient Ginget, I finally tried it. It EXCEEDED my expectations! So far, my absolute favorite dish is the Shrimp with Candied Walnuts. I had this dish many years ago and have been looking for a good version of it for years. I found it here! I now get this every time I go. Mongolian Beef,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

After my bad experience of waiting over an hour and a half for a table at PF Chang's I decided to leave when I remembered a small little restaurant in St.James called Ancient Ginger...We haven't been there in over 7 years because of a waitress that had the ability to make everyone uncomfortable. Sometimes when there is a storm... any... More 

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Nassau County
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We just recently moved to St. James and found this place after speaking to one of our new neighbors. We have had dinner there and take-out many times. Most of the food we've eaten has been above average and the price is reasonable. I look forward to trying some of the other specials on the menu.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Three different people had highly recommended this restaurant to us and, for once, it actually exceeded the expectations we had. We went on Christmas at about 5 p.m. assuming it would be empty. We had a wait - that alone says something about how good their food is. It was worth the wait and all four dishes our party shared... More 

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?