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Ocean Star

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145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
+1 626-308-2128
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09:00 - 22:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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... More 

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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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

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Thank MichaelDergar
California
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568 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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... More 

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Thank ROCruiser
Sweden
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!... More 

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burbank, ca
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293 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Thank foodhoundBurbank_Ca
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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... More 

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Thank LRosemary1
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

If a dim sum restaurant doesn't have a long wait on a weekend or a holiday morning, is it worth going in? We arrived at Ocean Star at 11.30 am and got seated after a 30-40 minute wait, it was crowded and buzzing. I didn't mind the wait as it told me there was good things to come. When we... More 

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Thank Nick9e
Los Angeles, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

As a result of the poor Dim Sum selections available in West LA, we made the drive for a Sunday brunch and were not disappointed. Terrific selections from never ending carts are offered in a very large banquet room. Very affordable, with large portions. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Park
  • Phone Number: +1 626-308-2128

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