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Imperial at The Star

1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
+61 7 5592 8181
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed- for the price and the fact that the restaurant is in the star casino you would expect so much more. Food was average considering it was $21 for fried rice with a couple of prawns and Chinese pork pieces and $12 per san...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just a Chinese restaurant with pretty simple Chinese food which is pleasant without being great. The most distinguishable element of this restaurant is the ridiculous pricing of the food and beverages. For a very basic menu and limited beverages it worked out to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulkT2128GN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant doesn't have much decor. The food is nice (best chinese we had for our trip to Brisbane and Gold Coast though not by much) but you pay a hefty premium for that. The price of live seafood is particularly insane - probably aiming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Owen L
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We had 2 tables as there were 11 of us. Service was really bad. Drink orders kept coming wrong. One table had their starters and mains finished before we saw any food on our table. Staff just kept bringing starters that we didn't order. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank raddison
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

A very limited choice as far as a menu for a Chinese restaurant goes. Food was ok but nothing to write home about. Service was good. Staff very attentive but you need to expand on your menu selection. I read the menu cover to cover...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jocelyn1968
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Such a Fantastic Meal. The staff are friendly , helpful and very professional . They had the place running like a well oiled machine. Our meals were beautiful , and for those who want to take their leftovers, no problem . The Imperial is in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Viwa2
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The Imperial offers Special Lunch Menu Fri to Sun. For a very reasonable price of $22.50 per person, you have a choice of: 1 Entree, 1 Main, 1 Dessert and the tea you prefer. There are 6-8 choices for Entree and Main, 2 choices for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Emerald8888
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Being seated at a table connecting the waiters station was dreadful- I felt I should be helping with the orders and not enjoying my lunch date. As we had pre booked, I am surprised in the table choice as it seemed more a last minute...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank B5724TIcindym
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Just arrived with our granddaughter for 11 nights at the Sofitel. Heard that Zen had changed owners & was now Imperial at the Star. They were busy & struggling somewhat service wise. Can forgive that , we were told everyone came at once. Presents well...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Simmy2016
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you pay for the Al a Carte, the quantity of food can be a rip off. Not much food on the plate in most of the dishes. Very expensive Chinese for what you get

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sunshine571762
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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17:30 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia (Formerly Zen Chinese Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Broadbeach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5592 8181
  • E-mail
Previously Zen restaurant, Imperial at The Star focuses on highlighting traditional flavours, ingredients and cooking styles from different regions of China. Internationally trained Executive Chef of Asian Cuisine – Chef Song Yao Su has developed the menu drawing from his decades of experience overseas and his flair for combining traditional Mandarin and Cantonese ingredients producing inspired interpretations of Asian classics.
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