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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Ocean Star

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
(626) 308-2128
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a dim sum place that has plenty of room for lots of guests, Ocean Star is pretty good. This place offers weekday pricing cheaper than the weekends. The selection is pretty good, too. The service is usually pretty good and carts pass pretty frequently. I really like how the cart ladies wear the "spit guards" now, too. For those... More 

Thank Christine H
South Pasadena, CA
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with a large group (500+) recently. Some of the food was very good, some very average. Service at times was spotty. We'd asked for water multiple times and finally got some. Other tables followed us with the water request as it wasn't served and we were told they weren't serving any!! It also looked tacky with ONLY... More 

Thank LT7744
Level Contributor
176 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Ocean Star has been in Monterey Park mainstay for many years. The facility is huge and can feel easily bustling or cavernous, depending upon how busy it is. They serve dim sum during the day and Chinese seafood and other dishes in the evening. This is one of many good places in the area, but is no longer the best... More 

Thank Eric G
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
1,940 reviews
664 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We get over to Monterey Park a few times each year and Ocean Star is our long time favorite for Dim Sum. It's great food and wonderful tastes and textures. Also a favorite of locals too. Mostly Chinese, but menu photos do the trick. Feels like a Dim Sum shop in Hong Kong, except it's clean and nice! Enjoy. ...

1 Thank David B L
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
488 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We where there on a Saturday and the place was packed. The cart ladies don't speak much English but they are so nice!. If you go there with American friends, ask for a picture menu, which helps them to choose and ask questions. They can ask me what it is and I can see if I can find them on... More 

Thank Tom Y
West Hollywood, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

one of the best dim sum Asian restaurants in montery park. easy parking, lots of seating, quick food, many selections. we are some of the few American customers. therefore, there are many asian customers. means that the locals go there because it's so good, and affordable. taste is authentic.

Thank justjack78
Clayton, California
Level Contributor
529 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 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 

Thank Dale W
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

1 Thank DrWalter
Rocklin, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank Mark R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Barbara M

Travelers who viewed Ocean Star also viewed


Been to Ocean Star? 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
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Star 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?