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“Very good, use to be great”
Review of Moonstar

Moonstar
Ranked #12 of 195 Restaurants in Daly City
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hickey Blvd.
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

When Moonstar was located in its old location between Market and 8th in San Francisco, it was the best Asian Buffett in the Bay Area. Food was gourmet quality, and they actually served lobster tails. Moonstar moved to its Daly City location over 10 years ago, and although the quality of the food has diminished somewhat (no more lobster tails), it's still better than its competitors. The dim sum section is lacking in variety, but that's the only negative. Now the positives..... they have a section that serves congee made to order (select your combination of fresh ingredients). A pho/noodle station serves up noodle soups made to order. They have a section for salads (Caesar's, cucumber, seaweed, etc), sides (diff types of fried rice, egg rolls and other fried appetizers), main dishes (roast duck, Chinese ribs, all manners of sautéed veggies, surprisingly good Chinese beef stew, clams in black bean sauce, all manners of Chinese chicken, beef, pork, and seafood and shellfish dishes - all are restaurant quality). There's a section that prepares BBQ on skewers. The sushi section serves up surprisingly fresh and many varieties of sushi and sashimi (lots of customers, so they're constantly putting out fresh food). The desert section constitutes 1/4 of the food court, consisting of a chocolate fountain for dipping marshmallows and strawberries, an ice cream section, and varieties of cakes, pies, creme brûlée, cookies, etc. Show proof it's your birthday, and the servers will come over and entertain you with a drum serenade. Cost for dinner is about $30 bucks per person, but worth it IMHO.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I went there with few friends that I haven't seen for a long time . Outback on the corner was packed so this place was the closest .
We went inside and the lady on the entrance was not showing any welcome emotions , basically she did not say a word, just point with her hand something like "follow me "
Tables, chairs , carpet -all old style .
I found the food Ok., but everything was dirty around .
Any way never again.

1  Thank Sashe S
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are a few in the area, but this one's the best. It costs a little more, but definitely worth it. A big variety of cooked and uncooked food. Lots of parties going on here. Been here quite a few times and never disappointed.

Thank Nomad627
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I go here occasionally with my friends but I am not a fan of buffet. I really don't think it's worth it for me because I'm vegan. They do have quite a few veg options though.

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Thank Nicholine L
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were ask to sanitize our hands upon entering the restaurant which is unusual since it was my first time with any restaurant. Lots of food varieties from meat, fish and seafood and desert. Very tasty and freshly cooked...a little bit expensive compared to some buffet places.

Thank 294aracelim
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