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China Star

) #17 of 207 Restaurants in Lowell €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian
1733 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851-1159
+1 978-856-7780
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“dim sum” (17 reviews)
“peking duck” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
1733 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851-1159
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food quality is just like Boston's Chinatown, without the drive. And there is no ambiance whatsover--don't let this photo fool you. I don't think there is even a table that large at the restaurant. But the food...really good. And the twin lobster special is...More

Thank nativeplantster
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had lunch here recently with a Chinese colleague of mine, who comes here frequently. I was surprised that on a weekday at lunch there was such a nice variety of dim sum available. The atmosphere here is very basic storefront, formica tables, etc. but the...More

Thank jd068
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We love DIM SUM having been introduced to it in Hong Kong and many times in San Francisco - my home town. This is as good a Dim Sum restaurant as you'll find outside of Hong Kong - better than what I've found in Boston...More

1  Thank MerrimackTraveler
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good and quick tonight, it took them a little longer to get second or third round of drinks, good gathering.

1  Thank seangannem
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The title says it all. Here's the place to get Chinatown-quality food without the hassle of fighting for a parking space. I especially like the steamed BBQ pork buns. I would go as far as to say it's even better than the ones in Chinatown!

Thank dat0da
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not as great as some of the restaurants in Boston, but without having to drive into Boston, the dim sum is as good as you can get! For those without understanding of Chinese our dim sum, ask for the dim sum menu so you can...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for the first time for a business dinner and we ordered lots of food. We had everything from jellyfish to pig feet. Although some things I preferred not to try the fried lobster, veggies rice, noodles were good. I did try the jellyfish...More

Thank LadyYolanda411
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My Husband and I come here at least once a week! The staff are great, the menu is huge, the prices are extremely reasonable and we've never had one bad thing there!!! Can't say enough good things! You MUST order the Crab Rangoon.... It is...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

China Star has become our "go-to" place for dim sum after 30 years off eating it in Boston. How would it be for dinner? Last night we found out. We ordered oysters in black bean sauce... Yummy. Half a peking duck with buns and sauce......More

1  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a great meal we started with oysters in black bean sauce then onto seafood udon noodles which were amazing. We went on with Peking duck and to follow anchovies with jellyfish and chives ( I know sounds weird, but wasn't). Staff are great, food...More

Thank ljj4pcj
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What is the schedule for servicing Dim Sum with carts? Days and times. Thank you
13 March 2016|
Response from bearflorida | Reviewed this property |
Have to call. Got takeout.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1733 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: +1 978-856-7780