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Imperial at The Star

1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 8181
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Still love this restaurant and favourite Chinese dining venue in the Gold Coast. Greeted by a lovely female staff member upon check-in who made us feel very welcome, despite us being late due to being unaware of the construction outside affecting normal traffic flow. Wait...More

Thank Bev H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversary at the new more authentic Imperial at the Star Chinese restaurant and were totally disappointed at the quality of the food and the value for money. I spent nearly 20 years in China and have a...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us who regularly dined at The Zen were excited to try its new incarnation, The Imperial. All of us were totally disappointed with our meals and even the small choice of their lunch special compared to the old menu. There were only...More

Thank marilyngunston
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Freshly painted, new carpet & wall decorations. The food is still yummy but prices have slightly increased & food portions seem smaller. Service was really good. You get lots of free chocolates when your bill is presented.

Thank poppymichael
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Great food, noisy and poor service. Expensive. Same food for 1/4 the cost at my local Chinese. Surcharge for using Visa credit card....not impressed. Staff friendly but pushy in getting us out.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The new Imperial (previously Zen) is an impressive operation. We booked for dinner at 7.45pm and were seated after a short delay to prepare our table at 7.50pm. The room is long and relatively thin with a nice fresh fit out. The area is bright...More

Thank M1311
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Quite lovely decor with elegant surrounds. Staff very helpful and efficient. The food was brilliant. A must try is the Soft shell crab possibly the best I've ever had. Very impressed. Dumplings were a little on the small side but were very tasty. Will certainly...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed September 30, 2017

went to the new Chinese imperial at the star we went early and were told they need the table back by 730 we arrived and ordered by 550 were still waiting for our meals at 730 the worst service I have ever had it was...More

Thank Helene O
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Apparently this restaurant has just re-opened under a new name. The food we had was delicious and the service was friendly and fast. They had a lion dance to celebrate the opening which was quite entertaining. The kids and I loved the dance. We ordered...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I was really very impressed with this restaurant. That atmosphere was interesting as gold coast brought out its best. The decor is classy but has a very solid 80s feel to it. To its merit it was actually pretty cool, I loved the feeling of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Zen Chinese Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5592 8181
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Previously Zen restaurant, Imperial at The Star focuses on highlighting traditional flavours, ingredients and cooking styles from different regions of China. Internationally trained Executive Chef of Asian Cuisine – Chef Song Yao Su has developed the menu drawing from his decades of experience overseas and his flair for combining traditional Mandarin and Cantonese ingredients producing inspired interpretations of Asian classics.
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