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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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 

Thank Barbara M
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58 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 

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 

Thank Christine H
South Pasadena, CA
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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 

Thank LT7744
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218 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Thank Eric G
Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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555 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We where there on a Saturday and the place was packed. The cart ladies don't speak much English but they are so nice!. If you go there with American friends, ask for a picture menu, which helps them to choose and ask questions. They can ask me what it is and I can see if I can find them on... More 

Thank Tom Y
West Hollywood, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

one of the best dim sum Asian restaurants in montery park. easy parking, lots of seating, quick food, many selections. we are some of the few American customers. therefore, there are many asian customers. means that the locals go there because it's so good, and affordable. taste is authentic.

Thank justjack78
Clayton, California
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606 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is one of the best dim sum restaurants at which I've ever eaten. Of course, there's the standard dim sum fare common to all, but the execution of those dishes is exceptional here. The simple dishes (sui mai, har gow) are full of flavor. Even the baked pork buns are done to perfection; perfectly cooked, golden brown, and full... More 

Thank Dale W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?