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Ocean Palace

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11215 Bellaire Blvd Ste D, Houston, TX 77072-2534
+1 281-988-8898
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The egg rolls were magnificent. Fried rice great. I really like the round balls covered with sesame seeds (Sorry, I don't know what they are called, my bad).. Basically the food was very good. However the place could definitely used with some sprucing up and cleaning up. We found out the hard way that the dim sum is only served... More 

Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Today is the last day of the year. We went to have dim sum with our friends. We have been to this restaurant numerous times. Every time it is good. Delicious! Yummy!

Thank kite313
Level Contributor
161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Big Restaurant.. really really good food and service ... well worth the trip down to the area ... definitely will go back

Thank Andrew H
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a restaurant I have visited on many occasions, but mostly for it's dim sum. Ocean Palace is located in Houston's Chinatown. It's an enormous restaurant, two stories, which are like two restaurants in one. The downstairs is very elegant, offering a varied menu. Upstairs is a huge open banquet room, offering dim sum. There is also a counter... More 

Thank ZanerHouston_Texas
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent dim sum. They come around with the carts even on a Tuesday. Service is minimal typical for dim sum. The ladies that push the carts have the best English compared others. Only negative is the place not that clean. The pond had trash in it. Inside areas has years of dust. The fish tanks had green funk growing. Management... More 

Thank 1william5555
Austin, Texas
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188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Ocean Palace is a colossus of a restaurant. It probably seats 500 in the upstairs hall. But don't be overwhelmed. The little push carts of goodness will make you feel right at home. We had several dim sum dishes and two were great and one was mediocre. No problems though, just try the next wave of dim sum being carted... More 

1 Thank utfiero
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169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very large place for dim sum where they sometimes use both floors when it gets busy, otherwise on 2nd floor. Typical dim sum offerings, pork buns and shrimp dumplings always are good. They have staff who do speak some English if need be, otherwise wait for the carts and point to what you would like. Sometimes you may have to... More 

Thank DSW_TX
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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821 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ocean Palace is located in the Hong Kong City Mall, on Bellaire Blvd., west of the Sam Houston Tollway. The entire complex looks impressive from the outside. The Modern 2-3 story building is surrounded by an L-shaped reflecting pool, with dozens of turtles and a large Lily pond. Unfortunately, the water is quite cloudy and the turtles are covered with... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Not a big fan of dimsum but my niece insisted we give the place a try. I'm glad we did. That was quite an experience for me. Place was crowded on a Sunday, but the staff seems battle ready lol. Most of the ladies that rolls the carts spoke only Chinese so that was a challenge but I try to... More 

Thank lizamarie2016
Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I don't especially like authentic Chinese food; however, on weekends thousands - yes thousands - of people flood into Ocean Palace for Dim Sum. They must be doing something right. You enter the restaurant across a concrete "bridge" spanning two small ponds filled with water plants, Koi and turtles. Lots of turtles. Dim Sum is served in the upstairs ballroom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11215 Bellaire Blvd Ste D, Houston, TX 77072-2534
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-988-8898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?