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Ancient Ginger

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556 Route 25a, Saint James, NY 11780-1430
631)584-8883
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best place to go in the Saint James area for Chinese both dine in or take out. Affordable and good food.

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Thank Emma S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service is what you will find at this establishment. We were seated right away and we're brought hot delicious green tea and crispy noodles and duck sauce. For starters we ordered PUPU Platter and pan fried dumplings which were hot and delicious. Our main order consisted of Seasame Chicken,Beef and Broccoli,Shrimp and Vegetables,and Chicken and Broccoli all... More 

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Thank Honja21
St James, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Ordered simple take out ar counter chicken chow mein and an egg roll after waiting 45 min no food no sign of food and even less caring from counter people as to why i was still sittng there i left place never to return for all i know food might still be there

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Thank ajams26
Hicksville, New York
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We have dined at Ancient Ginger a number of times - most recently in April 2016. The restaurant appeared to be under new (different) management. The food has always been good, and the prices reasonable. I particularly enjoy the General Tso's Chicken which, although usually listed as spicy, is rarely so. Here, the chicken was reasonably spicy and well prepared.

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Thank Measuretwice8
Saint James, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I do get in a rut when I visit a restaurant and enjoy certain dishes. I always keep ordering the same since I like them. I guess it is like comfort food. Ancient Ginger makes the best egg rolls around. I also love the egg drop soup served with wide noodles. Spare ribs as an appetizer is also a treat.... More 

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Thank Jeff V
Saint James, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Only ever get take out, but it's a cute little restaurant to eat in too. Standard Chinese menu, but better than average food. Can be slow on busy nights however.

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Thank CraigEsq
Setauket, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Freng. quently a group of us go out for Chinese. Ancient Ginger would been exceptional 20 or 30 years ago. The food is prepared well, yet it lacks the vibrancy I have come to expect from Chinese cooking. The best dish was a beef dish, here the beef shown through. The seafood soup was thick with cornstarch, overly salty (a... More 

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Thank John F
Long Island, New York
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

After reading Trip Advisor reviews, we gave this a whirl on a Friday night, and I'm so glad that we did! We started with a yummy seafood soup for two, and then reverted to our usual steamed veggies and protein with garlic sauce on the side. Guess it's best to review a place with a dish you eat all the... More 

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Thank Jane E
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had Plum Wine, Spring Roll, and Green Prawns. All was excellent. The waiter was very attentive. A nice restaurant. And they brought out orange slices and pineapple chunks after dinner, a nice touch to refresh our pallets.

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Thank Mike D
Saint James, New York
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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,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 556 Route 25a, Saint James, NY 11780-1430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: 631)584-8883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?