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Ancient Ginger

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556 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
631)584-8883
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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
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Hicksville, New York
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Setauket, New York
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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,

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Long Island NY
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

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Holtsville, New York
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Stony Brook, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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

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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 N Country Rd., Saint James, NY 11780
  • 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?