China Star is exactly what you want a family dim sum place to be. Like everyone else I went Boston for the longest time thinking that was the only high quality dim sum near me. They refilled our tea very quickly when we ran out, cleared our empty dishes without us asking, and was just very nice in general! But I'm glad I tried it. I'll give a star for that. We asked the non-English speakers next to us what the yummy looking dishes they had were, and went with the lobster garlic sauce special-segments in the shell juicy and flavorful, and a noodle and beef dish that was unlike any lomein we'd ever tried. Chang Feng or Rice Rolls Noodles with beef filling 3. Second, soon as I came in everyone was all smiles and happy! Everything is usually good but they have their days.
I usually come here for dim sum or dinner. Food is hot and fresh. The dim sum prices are based on size of the dish small, med, large, special. We all left happy and super full. They don't take an hour to get to your table with the carts, very fast.
I decided to give it another try the other day and The food is still very oily for dim sum. We also had a couple of plates of clams that were absolutely deliciously flavored. I got shrimp dumplings and it was cold and hard. This sense of community intrigued me because I love sharing food with friends and family at the table and just having a good time. Found this place and first thing I noticed was plenty of free private parking which was a relief. My first time visiting was when they first opened and I thought the dim sum was very oily. The staff replaced it right away after I shared it with them.
The filling inside the tofu skin roll was very good. Most other dim sum restaurants in Boston's Chinatown and Dorchester have horrible parking. Delicious, had all my favorite dishes. I usually get my usual for dim sum is chicken feet, sui mai, shrimp noodles with soy sauce, etc. We ended up ordering steamed dumplings, crispy spicy wings, and some sort of scallop fried rice. First place I've ever been too that does that.
Not only did the servers mix up our credit cards, and charge the wrong cards to the wrong bills, they proceeded to grab my sister's shoulder and insist that we tip a certain amount. I can go down the street, get more food and spend half the cost! All very tasty, came out quickly. It is also a great experience, sitting around the table, drinking tea, speaking with friends and family. Like you, I want to go with someone who knows about it and the different dishes. Weekends the dim sum seems more fresh compared to weekdays, assuming because weekdays are slower so food sits in the carts for a while, while weekends they can't cook it fast enough! I have been a resident for over twelve years and I am still finding new places to eat at. The dim sum here is pretty good with a pretty wide selection.
The sweet buns could have used a little more filling but the flavors and textures were on par. We had already left a five dollar bill on the table, but then they kept insisting that we tip more. This is a dim sum place where the good is brought directly to your table and service is not phenomenal. At the end of our meal, we wanted to have two separate checks because we also had take-out food. Nobody was bothering us and they would come right away when we would signal them. I love that there is a lot of parking here! It transports you to a different time and place.
The service is quick and a la carte style just like any other dim sum place but unfortunately the quality of food isn't consistent compared to other dim sum places I've been to in the past especially in Chinatown. Definitely worth stopping in for a good feasting! The cart ladies are actually really nice here and aren't shouting at you in Chinese or pressuring you to get one of their dishes like I've experienced at many other dim sum restaurants. The shrimp noodle cakes and hakao were a little over cooked but still good. I wished it could be more consistent so I could give it a better rating. The service was so terrible and the food was served cold!! Every thing is ok till now 2 times eating the cakes has egg shells in the cakes ðŸ¤¢ðŸ¥´. Second, soon as I came in everyone was all smiles and happy!. We ordered about 15 different plates of food and had a super great feast.
We were one of the only large parties in the restaurant so I'm sure they weren't making much money that day, but still, wtf. It is pretty clean inside. Very affordable prices here compared to other spots. Be careful as they will try to hustle you into purchasing more plates then you'll actually want! I had to her to back away from me. The restaurant itself is large and also serves as a function hall for events and more. They really had a great General Tso's Chicken! I wanted to celebrate the restaurant's 1 year anniversary with a follow up post from a trip to the popular Chinese restaurant this weekend.
Each flavor was unique and bursting with flavor. I typically tip 20%, but they deserve nothing. I tried their beef brisket noodle soup which was tasty too! Make your spare ribs not so dry and chewy and we won't need to substitute. Here is a picture of a group of students I took for dim sum a few month ago in one of the more well known dim sum restaurants in Boston called The China Pearl. This entry was posted in by. They don't take an hour to get to your table with the carts, very fast. The drinks were good, though.