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“Nostalgic...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Star Restaurant Pte Ltd

Red Star Restaurant Pte Ltd
Ranked #1,326 of 10,422 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Singapore
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726 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“Nostalgic...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

The restaurant is located in a hdb block, but located near the traditional chinatown.

Food is above average and shrimps in the dim sum were fresh. Not really delicate dim sum but I seriously think that it's above average. The attraction here is its nostalgic feel and the wonderful atmosphere when the restaurant is full every weekend.

Price is reasonable. Do go early as the q is very long over the weekend. Reservation cannot be done here during the morning and afternoon dim sum rush.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Asia
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“For good Old Fashioned Dim Sum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

The food is average, but you can't beat the old fashioned feel of push cart dim sum! Also, the hustle and bustle of the place adds to the fun. Price is reasonable too.

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moorestown nj
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Traditional Authentic Dim Sum Including Carts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

If you are interested in very authentic, traditional Dim Sum, I urge you to visit Red Star. It is the real deal. We were looking for a restaurant that served traditional dim sum including service from trolleys to show our visiting daughters who had never been to Asia. We checked out Red Star on our own in November and found it to be just what we were looking for. The restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center in Chinatown. It was full during a weekday lunch with no tourists in site other than my wife and me. All the other diners were local chinese, another good sign. We received a friendly greeting and were promptly seated. The servers were quite friendly and accomodating when they realized we didn't speak Chinese or understand all the items on the cart. Everything we selected was very good, the ingredients fresh and well prepared. Compared to some of the more trendy dim sum restaurants in town (which are also good in their own way) Red Star was very good value.

We retruned in December with our daughters, also for a weekday lunch
and our experience was equally good, maybe better because we tried more things given more people.

The restaurant is very clean although it could do with some redecorating. We were told it is very crowded on the weekends and there is usually a wait for a table, but the trade off is that they have a much greater variety of choices on Saturdays and Sundays.

If you are looking for novelle, gourmet style dim sum, you will probably prefer other restaurants. If, however you are looking for good traditional style dim sum (and oter authentic Chinese food, we think you will enjoy Red Star. It certainly fit the bill for what we were looking for on these occaisions and we look forward to returning.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dim Sum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

A popular Dim Sum Restaurant in Singapore that people waited outside the restaurant as early as 5 am in the morning just to get a seat inside.
I think it is over rated as the food seems to have lose the taste when I tried them like 8 years ago. But try it if you want a feel of Singapore Kiasu-nes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Red Star Dim Sum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

Decent dim sum but you have to personally walk to the push cart with your favourite dim sum to get what you want during peak hours.

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