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Ocean Star

145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
(626) 308-2128
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Ranked #10 of 164 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Most recent review
- Dec 30, 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Whenever we visit LA, we head right to Ocean Star for the best Dim Sum I have ever had! The wonderful variety allowed us to not only indulge in dumplings of all shapes, sizes and fillings, but also we had veggies and veggie delights - what a wonderful experience that we look forward to going again and this time bringing... More

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Los Angeles
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What happened?! This place use to be my go to dim sum back in the days. A couple Sundays ago I decided to revisit this place and OMG how depressing! We got there at close to 2pm and we just walked right in (good sign right?). We sat down, got our tea, and then that was it...for the longest time... More

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Pasadena, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I think I like the overall experience here better than I like the food. It is an interesting place with good friendly service and they seem to be very organized. But there was no one dish that my brother or I absolutely loved. Most of the food was pretty good but nothing was outstanding. Also the way things were priced... More

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The dim sum is good here.... notice the adjective 'good', not great but good. The service is EXCELLENT. The ladies pushing their carts strive to provide great service. Washroom's are quite clean and plenty of ample parking. Come early (restaurant opens @ 9AM) it fills up pretty quickly. Dim Sum Items are relatively inexpensive, family of 4, total bill was... More

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Palm Desert, California
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60 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went here because the restaurant opened early on Sunday morning, 9 am. People were waiting to get in, mostly Asians. Always a good sign. The dim sum carts were stacked up high. You can choose from multiple dumplings including Shanghai which are full of juices and served in tiny tin cups. You can also point to pictures on a... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Have visited Ocean Star many times on travels to LA. It is always the go to place for a wide variety of authentic dim sum. For lunch go early when the carts are freshly stocked and plentiful otherwise you will find yourself waiting excessively for your choices to come around on the carts. Very very large dining area...wait is never... More

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64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed several events here? The food is very good. Service is fast and it is more like a cultural experience. I really enjoy Asian cousin and this is a great restaurant to try a variety of asian dishes. Including chicken feet with black bean sauce! MD

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California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

There are so many restaurants that serve dim sum in the SGV and most of them are good. Ocean Star is our go-to place for dim sum. Not only do we get 15% off each time for being regular customers we also enjoy the spacious restaurant and the great service here. If you do not see something you want, just... More

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Sweden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It was a bit of drive to get to Monterey Park from Santa Monica but was totally worth it. Very tasty dim sum with good service. They came to change our plate and refill the tea pot when needed. We had shumai, sticky rice, fried noodle, egg tarts and so on. All of them were very tasty and the price... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you want to come to the SGV and have dim sum, this is the place to have it. The carts with all varieties of dim sum are costantly buzzing by. The atmosphere is loud, as in all Chinese restaurants in the SGV. It gets crowded for dim sum fast on Sat. and Sunday, so be prepared to take a... More

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