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“Dim sum worth the drive”
Review of Ocean Star

Ocean Star
Ranked #3 of 187 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
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Reviewed 16 May 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.

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Thank SleepyPinga
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

If you want to come to the SGV and have dim sum, this is the place to have it. The carts with all varieties of dim sum are costantly buzzing by. The atmosphere is loud, as in all Chinese restaurants in the SGV. It gets crowded for dim sum fast on Sat. and Sunday, so be prepared to take a number by 10:30 -11:00 AM. Definitely worth a stop. The place is huge. The food was very tasty and made me want more.

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Thank Zotmeister
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Went there twice on our recent trip to So Cal. They have tons of different kinds of dim sum for lunch and an extensive dinner menu. We even ordered something that wasn't on the menu and the owner came up to us and told us he was sending one of his employees (to nearby grocery store) to get the ingredients! How about that for service! My title of this review says it all. If you like quality Cantonese food, then this is the place to go. Sure there are literally hundreds of Chinese restaurants within a 10 mile radius and I'm sure many of them are (cheaper as well as) good, but I like Ocean Star.

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Thank NorCalBigRedDog
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We've made several trips to Ocean Star and found it's best to get there before noon for dim sum.The place gets packed quickly and the noise level doesn't help. It took a while for our preferred dishes to show up. Our favorite, the steam-cooked pork buns seemed to have less meat this time. The duck wasn't warm but the rest of the selections were satisfying. The quality
of the food and low prices keep bringing us back.

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Thank foodhoundBurbank_Ca
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Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

This place is just great. We where there on a Saturday and the place was packed. We were the only non-Chinese group, but the staff is very nice! The cart ladies don't speak much English but they are so nice! I love the picture menu, which helps me since I don't speak Chinese. I would point to the picture and they would go out of their way to get the item for us. We tried many dishes, some seem exotic to us, but we relished the edible adventure.

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Thank LRosemary1
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