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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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1 Casino Drive | The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Emerald8888
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank B5724TIcindym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sunshine571762
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Celebrated an anniversary at imperial to be served sub standard food at very expensive prices. The service was good, pity about the food. Would not eat there again. Very disappointed.

Thank RobertaB3331
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

So many choices on the gold coast , we decided to try the the imperial . And we were so impressed . Staff were lovely and service was quick . Nice atmosphere in the room. The menu has a huge selection of very delicious dishes....More

Thank Mellyboom
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The food lacked taste and quality. Service was very poor. Our waiter Ben was very curt and unpleasant, we felt despised and like an inconvenience to him. We decided to visit this restaurant despite the overpriced meals, (former Zen customers) but were heavily disappointed with...More

Thank SarahKimb
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were at The Star for The Logies (coincidence) and all of the other restaurants were closed (Nineteen, Cucina Vivo, Kyomi), so we decided to try Imperial. I ordered the oysters but unfortunately they were all out. We had the duck pancakes and they were...More

Thank Taylor_Elizabeth15
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Food is so good. Duck pancakes are a must. Wine list is fantastic. Good variety of Chinese food and very fresh. Reasonably priced.

Thank Alicia P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

What's going on at the Imperial at Star.I thought this was a 5 star hotel?We had a really disappointing experience recently which I am sure other people would agree with.Is this a franchise or actually managed by Star.How about the Peking duck for example which...More

Thank Brycoray
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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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
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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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