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145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
(626) 308-2128
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dim Sum Done Right

This is one of the best dim sum restaurants at which I've ever eaten. Of course, there's the standard dim sum fare common to all, but the execution of those dishes is exceptional here. The simple dishes (sui mai, har gow) are full of flavor. Even the baked pork buns are done to perfection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Dale W
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Clayton, California
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Clayton, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of the best dim sum restaurants at which I've ever eaten. Of course, there's the standard dim sum fare common to all, but the execution of those dishes is exceptional here. The simple dishes (sui mai, har gow) are full of flavor. Even the baked pork buns are done to perfection; perfectly cooked, golden brown, and full... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Simple---go there--- Went for tea(dim sum) 10/8/14 with some friends/business associates. Enter, clean parking lot, got up elevator--impression was clean, large, a lot of activity, not too loud. Pickled cucumber, tea, wait staff there with dishes FAST. Hungry, so wolfed down very tasty items. I wish they would have brought the hot steamed items as rapidly. Clams/black bean sauce-BBQ Bao-Seaweed... More 

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Rocklin, California
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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were looking for some dinner after checking into our hotel. The Ocean Star was a short walk from our hotel which was very convenient. The fried rice, broccoli beef, eggplant & Chinese broccoli were all delicious and the price was reasonable - about $50.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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81 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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81 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: (626) 308-2128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Dim Sum
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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