We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Crystal Garden

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
278 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2348
+1 631-738-9565
Today
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 39: English reviews
bronx
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowing that some local friends liked this restaurant I arranged to meet there to surprise a dear friend for her birthday. My trip from the city included a cake.The manager at the front desk graciously offered to keep it under refrigeration while we ate. and eat we did. This party of 10 adults definitely enjoyed the soups, appetizers (both Chinese... More 

Helpful?
Thank goldielas
Sayville, New York
Level Contributor
57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a typical Chinese buffet in a shopping center but the food is consistently good and there is a sushi bar with fresh offerings all day and evening (not just dinnertime). Plenty of choices for kids who don't want Asian food: chicken fingers, pizza, Jello, pudding. Soups are good and food is constantly being replenished due to high volume... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cliff and Patri... M
Farmingville, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was my first time here at this buffet. I was with my wife and another couple. The food was okay. Nothing too special. I am so annoyed by this place because they added a 12% tip onto our bill. Yes, there were 2 SMALL signs that indicated that there would be a charge. We were told that this was... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Amanda P
selden, n.y.
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We have been to this resturant on a few occasions, the price is reasonable and the service is very good; but the food is not plentiful and is luke warm at best. Most of the lunch selections are chicken based, no ribs or fried shimp[my favorites], stay away from the soups also. The selections for children can be are pretty... More 

Helpful?
Thank kaps49
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to the buffet in quite some time, but my sister and one of my friends went last night for dinner. The restaurant definitely needs an update as the wallpaper was peeling and it looked a little shabby, but it was clean. (I saw that there were many complaints about the bathroom, but I didn't use it so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alore85
New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Crystal Garden is your place to visit if you are not fussy about cleanliness, shortage of smoked eel or salmon which are not available for Lunch, no Duck, and overcooked King Crab legs.

Helpful?
Thank Suzy S
Holbrook, New York
Level Contributor
132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is consistently delicious! It is a Chinese food/sushi buffet all you can eat type restaurant. There are many different dishes to chose from including crab legs and many different kinds of shrimp, soups, sushi and desserts, including soft vanilla and chocolate ice cream.

Helpful?
Thank Phyllis10
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Always fresh food. great variety. Place looks clean and neat. Have eaten in and taken out. Would recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Debbie532014
Holbrook, New York
Level Contributor
233 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Nothing special. Typical Chinese buffet. No special dishes. Restaurant clean. Waiters cleaned tables as you went back for more food. When bill presented I questioned the 3 charges. One was the cost of the meal. One was tax & one was the tip. I'd bet plenty of people double tip.

Helpful?
Thank Jerry G
Ronkonkoma, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Good atmosphere - great place to go with friends -it is a typical Chinese buffet but the food is fresh and appetizing. We go with a few "girlfriends" and always have a good time. Plenty to eat and with a good variety and it is close for all of us. I plan to go again in the next few weeks.

Helpful?
Thank Countusin777

Travellers who viewed Crystal Garden also viewed

Ronkonkoma, Long Island
Ronkonkoma, Long Island
 
Ronkonkoma, Long Island
 
Ronkonkoma, Long Island
Ronkonkoma, Long Island
 

Been to Crystal Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2348
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Ronkonkoma
  • Phone Number: +1 631-738-9565

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Crystal Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?