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“Great Service and Good Dim Sum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Star

Ocean Star
145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
(626) 308-2128
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Ranked #8 of 161 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
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Pitt Meadows, BC
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“Great Service and Good Dim Sum”
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 $23. Not bad.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Large dim sum selection”
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 card on the table. The deep fried items must come out later in the day. We enjoyed the food and light and roomy restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Authentic Dim Sum - This is the place”
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 too long. Will be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I Will be back! The place for Dim Sum!”
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

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
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“Dim Sum Haven”
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 ask. They'll try to get it for you. Like any other dim sum restaurants, the prices are lower in the weekdays and is less crowded. We were there again last Friday and had the same enjoyable lunch. There are two levels of underground parking which seems to be empty most days.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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