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“Nice Local Food”
Review of Golden Star

Golden Star
Ranked #28 of 79 Restaurants in Dili
Price range: US$10 - US$15
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Me & my Friend just went to the place thinks that we will have another ordinary Chinese food. But then the waiter recommend us "Soboco" it's a fish - just delicious. Also with the vegetable called "Raba-Raba", I think it was a papaya leaves with other vegetables.
Good place to eat. Will comeback later to eat the same food.

Thank anatsir
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Highly recommend this local restaurant. Several blocks back from the more aesthetic restaurant area of Dili, it’s a real locals area on the ground level of the Brighton Apartments.
I had Timorese Bbq Pork belly and local vegetables, Raba Raba. The chilli condiment was some of the hottest I’ve had. Service was pleasant and efficient by an abundance of staff and the place was clean and well presented. Surprised doesn’t get more visitors.

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Thank Sportz43
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

I last went several years ago and was a bit put off by the staff, but it seems to be a different staff now. It's a pleasant restaurant with a mostly Chinese menu. High prices but large servings - similar to New 88 up the road, which is a lot more popular. It's heavily promoting (including through radio ads) its "Timorese" dishes. These include saboco (fish cooked in banana leaves with chilli and lemon), chicken curry (pretty similar to a Malaysian curry) and fried pork meatballs (quite spicy and flavoursome). The two Timorese that I've taken there have never heard of any of those dishes, but they still liked them.

It should be ranked on the average or good level of Chinese/Timorese restaurants, so I don't know why we were the only customers on a Saturday night. It is a little inland, but if you don't need to be by the water, it's a good option for a change.

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Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place is great for a chinese food with chinese atmosphere. It is good if you want a change of food in Dili and all was very clean. This is a good place to go and have some fun over lunch.

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Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is a fun place to go for lunch to get away from it all and have some decent chinese. Great service. Location not ideal but still worth it.

Thank Audrey S
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