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“Large dim sum selection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Star

Ocean Star
Ranked #6 of 176 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palm Desert, California
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Large dim sum selection”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Authentic Dim Sum - This is the place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatD59
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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“I Will be back! The place for Dim Sum!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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California
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507 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Dim Sum Haven”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ROCruiser
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Sweden
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Dim sum worth the drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

It was a bit of drive to get to Monterey Park from Santa Monica but was totally worth it. Very tasty dim sum with good service. They came to change our plate and refill the tea pot when needed.
We had shumai, sticky rice, fried noodle, egg tarts and so on. All of them were very tasty and the price was reasonable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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