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“Dynamic restaurant”
Review of Ocean Star

Ocean Star
Ranked #3 of 187 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

When you visit this restaurant it is like a bee hive. Very dynamic interaction between the visitors and the ladies with their food trolleys. There is no menu. Instead there are ladies who will visit your table asking if you'd like a dish of what they have on their trolley. This can be a Dim Sum dish, vegetables, meat, or whatever. It is very exciting to do and see. If you picked out a dish, the lady will put a stamp on your card. This card you need to pay at the register. Every dish is delicious. I really enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant is another good Dim Sum to visit for authentic Dim Sums. Lots of choices, good food and acceptable service. Any GOOD Dim Sum restaurant is always very busy during weekends. If you don't want to wait long lines, try visiting during weekdays and half to 1 hour before 12:00 lunch time.

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Thank unhappytraveler288
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Ocean Star is a big restaurant where you can have dim-sum during breakfast and lunch with a great variety to choose from. They are still using dim-sum carts so you can pick what you see. Servers are friendly. Parking garage is available so even it's raining or too hot, you are covered.

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Thank elsiecpy
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is the second of two Chinese dim sum restaurant that I went to on 2 consecutive days, the other in Irvine Ca. Not only their prices are much less expensive, the taste and quality of the food is much better. The dim sum dishes were brought out in specially heated carts. The dishes were well heated when they were put on the table. Unlike some of the others. all sizes are the same low price. You just have to order any dish that look good to you. There offered many of the typical Chinese dim sum dishes. My favorites were the shrimp dumpling, the curry beef tendons and the sticky rice buns.

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Thank Francis P
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I'm sure the dim sum in China is 100x better than any place in LA. But we have Ocean star. Place where you have to yell and chase down any waiter to get service. The carts come around to each table but sometimes they don't alwAys have what you came here for. That's ok. Just order the dish straight through the waiter. Food here is decent. Better than any restaurant in Orange County that serves dim sum. Huge dining area with no wait time if you come here before 11am on weekends. They have become less busier over the years. Perhaps a better dim sum place opened nearby? But we feel comfortable here. They speak English.

Thank Christy L
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