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“Great Food at Reasonable Prices” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lucky Star Chinese

Lucky Star Chinese
Ranked #471 of 893 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Madison, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Food at Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We often go with a group of friends - we love the round tables which make it easy to visit and share entrees. Last time we shared: the fried dumpling pot stickers which were yumalicious; a couple orders of egg rolls - tasty and not greasy; cashew chicken - lots of green and red peppers; buddists delight - good sauce, nice variety of veggies, nicely fried tofu; sa cha eggplant which was my favorite, nicely cooked and wonderful sauce; singapore noodles - we asked for mild spice and they are always accommodating; pea shoot tips with garlic which were great!; pepper scallops which were very tender; and chicken in black bean sauce which had lots of onions. We were also given a free dessert - hot coconut milk with tapioca beads and taro. The food here is very authentic Chinese - make sure you get the Chinese menu, not the one they give to white folks. The staff here has always been friendly to us. We have also had their fresh fish in the past - they pluck it from the aquarium and will bone it at the table for you, very tender and tasty. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible, however there is quite a sharp turn to get into the bathroom.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Chinese Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place is amazing! The service is great and you can order authentic Chinese food or American Chinese food. The food is always fresh! Highly recommend this wonderful little treasure.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tamara747
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Pinellas County and so inexpensive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

My freind recommended this place. She is from China. We ate there this past Saturday and what a treat!!!!!! The place is so inexpensive and so good. We had the place all to ourselves until half
way through our meal. Mongolian beef thin sliced perfectly done, General Tsos chicken really incredible. You can order spicy and they will not disappoint. They are very nice with a good family vibe. I'm very picky and I adore this place! Don't walk, run to this
underrated authentic hole in the wall. We live in northeast Saint Pete and used to get our Chinese food from East Tampa, but this is better. It's right down the street from Arigatos so it's a drive for us, but again, well worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank nannette w
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I called to ask if they delivered, and they said no and hung up on me with out another word. I would have ordered but SORRY, NOT AFTER that type of customer service. This place is suffering from slow business and has been for years. The food can be good only if you know what to order. Half the time they get your order wrong if you order by phone. Too much salt and customer indifference for me, I am not going back after that phone service. Even though I do love Peking Duck. I can find it elsewhere. They have two menus, one for Americans, and one for Chinese, if you do go, don't use the menu they made for American taste. MoreRun down looking every day.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sokemike
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“real Chinese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

If you are a white person you probably won't get the real menu, they expect you to order the special with egg roll or Americanized stuff and have that menu for you. so ask for the Chinese menu. The oyster is not on the menu as an app but ask for it, quite nice, big fat juicy cooked in a little spice. I like the Preserved pork with veg, my wife always orders the frog leg pot, she is Chinese and knows the good stuff. There are things like jelly fish, snail and such you may not want to try, but don't miss the sweet and sour soup, you can request a cup instead of the bowl listed. They have live fish, shrimp and lobster for your choosing if you want. The roast duck is very good as well.

Visited November 2011
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4 Thank mykomyko
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