Indie Ogden Review: China Star Restaurant

Taking over a restaurant isn’t East, and China Star is learning about it first hand. Last June James Huang and his family purchased the building where another Chinese restaurant used to be. The Huang family owns two other  successful China Star restaurants and wanted to expand in Ogden. When the building became available, it seemed like the perfect fit. Little did they know, they would not only be taking over the building but also the previous restaurant’s bad reviews. Despite the name change, new menu, and revamped decor, customers were still associating China Star with the restaurant that used to occupy the building. Thankfully, their food speaks for itself, and once the old customers came in to try the food, they were hooked.

China Star’s menu features all the Chinese food classics you love plus some family specialties. I took my daughter in for a mother-daughter date after she had been asking for tempura shrimp all week. Thankfully, they not only had tempura shrimp on the menu, but the portions were huge. We also ordered the potstickers and egg drop soup as starters. The potstickers were delicious and came with a sweet and salty dipping sauce, and the egg drop soup was creamy just filling enough to hold us over for our entree.

My daughter and I don’t have the biggest appetites and after appetizers we were stuffed, so we decided to split a dish. I ordered the orange chicken, our favorite takeout dish. It was a good thing we decided to split a dish because the chicken was filed high on the plate; we had at least four more servings in our to go box when we left.

China Star is offering a ‘buy two meals get one free’ and ‘buy 1 get one 1/2 off’ deal right now, so if you are thinking of trying them out now is the best time! If you don’t feel like a night out, try out their online order and delivery options, their online menu is so easy to use, you don’t even have to call in!

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Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.