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145 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1581
+1 626-308-2128
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
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.

Thank unhappytraveler288
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank elsiecpy
Walnut, California
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank Francis P
Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Christy L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Barbara M
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bogard C
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Christine H
South Pasadena, CA
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 

Thank LT7744
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276 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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 

Thank Eric G
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 617 helpful votes
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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?