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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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Monterey Park, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Walnut, California
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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... More 

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Thank Christy L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Once again we introduced family to my truly favorite place in all of Los Angeles - friendly and fast service - a delightful place to oo and aaa over the cuisine - try new things and enjoy the atmosphere and the people watching. whether it is eating tried and true dim sum like hargow and chashu bau, or shark fin... More 

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Thank Barbara M
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a all around Chinese restaurant. From dim sum to dinner to wedding banquets are great foods and great values. My favorites dim sum are: shrimp dumplings, beef tendons, white flat noodles wrap with shrimp, bbq steam buns, bbq baked buns, and of course must try chicken feet. Don't forget their won ton noodle soup. Their broth and thin... More 

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Thank Bogard C
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

For a dim sum place that has plenty of room for lots of guests, Ocean Star is pretty good. This place offers weekday pricing cheaper than the weekends. The selection is pretty good, too. The service is usually pretty good and carts pass pretty frequently. I really like how the cart ladies wear the "spit guards" now, too. For those... More 

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Thank Christine H
South Pasadena, CA
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was there with a large group (500+) recently. Some of the food was very good, some very average. Service at times was spotty. We'd asked for water multiple times and finally got some. Other tables followed us with the water request as it wasn't served and we were told they weren't serving any!! It also looked tacky with ONLY... More 

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Thank LT7744
Pasadena
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240 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Ocean Star has been in Monterey Park mainstay for many years. The facility is huge and can feel easily bustling or cavernous, depending upon how busy it is. They serve dim sum during the day and Chinese seafood and other dishes in the evening. This is one of many good places in the area, but is no longer the best... More 

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Thank Eric G
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

We get over to Monterey Park a few times each year and Ocean Star is our long time favorite for Dim Sum. It's great food and wonderful tastes and textures. Also a favorite of locals too. Mostly Chinese, but menu photos do the trick. Feels like a Dim Sum shop in Hong Kong, except it's clean and nice! Enjoy. ...

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?