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All 48 Saint James Restaurants

Ancient Ginger

556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
631)584-8883
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Ranked #10 of 48 Restaurants in Saint James
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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Shoreham, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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 reviews 6 reviews
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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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Ancient Ginger has a very friendly atmosphere, and attentive staff. It can become noisy at times when crowded, but that seems to be the norm for Chinese restaurants in this area. Some, but not all dishes are excellent. Others are just average. The cost to eat here is reasonable, and it serves as a nice alternative to the larger, even... More

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Stony Brook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I have been going to Ancient Ginger for about 10 years and we find it to be a great place to dine for a reasonable price if you like Chinese food. We tend to arrive at the restaurant early, before it gets crowded, generally between about 4:30 to 5:00 PM. The only down side to this restaurant... More

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St. James
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Heard rave reviews of this place so tried it out. it was good but nothing special. For restaurant dining Chinese I have yet to find a place that beats taking the ride to Eastern Pavilion in E. Setauket

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Additional Information about Ancient Ginger

Address: 556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
Phone Number: 631)584-8883
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saint James
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese

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