1300 E Union Park 75 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8412140.623470 -111.855538
Neighborhoods: Cottonwood Heights
I have been to Asian Star several times in the last couple of months. The food has been excellent each time and the service has been top notch, and I've eaten in many top restaurants around the country, from Chicago to San Fran to New Orleans to Dallas to Orlando and these guys are 4.8 stars in my book.
They may have had problems a couple of years ago, but those problems are solved at this point in time. Of course, we all know that that tastes vary and management changes, but, as of the first 4 months of 2013, these guys are doing well.
When I'm in Salt Lake and want Chinese, this is my first choice.
Lied about MSG – I am one of those people who CANNOT tolerate MSG. I hunt down restaurants that won't use it - like New Delhi Palace, Thai Siam, Thai Spice and Hunan Garden. Some restaurants don't even understand when you ask them to "leave it out". Asian Star simply lies about it -"Oh no - we don;t use MSG!!" she said. Yeah, sure, ---- the food tasted great (why wouldn't it with all that flavor enhancer?) but 15 hours of splitting headache later, I am committed to NEVER eating at ASIAN Star again. If you value your cardiovascular system and your wallet, go somewhere else for Chinese food.
DO YOU LIKE CRAP, THIS IS THE PLACE!!! – I am not a fan of Asian food to begin with. When my wife decided to check this place out I wasn't too excited. When we left, both of us weren't.
The building was impressive, I was impressed with the valet driving and the super courteous greeter at the door.
We were taken immediately to a nice table and that ladies and gentleman, is as far as we go with the good impressions in this place. It was all downhill from here.
Place was dirty as hell, it looked as they needed to vacuum that place a decade ago.
I orders a plate thingy, I was expecting this to take sometime to get served, but amazingly, I was served in about 5 minutes after ordering.
That of course, let me to believe, they were bulk cooking and only scooped me my choice.
After my fast-food-like-speed dish, the taste wasn't the best. I couldn't tell the difference between the restaurant and any quick Chinese in a box place.
Only difference is you're paying twice more.
The lowdown is the following:
Place sucks, dirty and bulky food that tastes gross....but you will pay twice as much as if you had gone to Panda Express.....
I recommend getting Bacillus Cereus from another place, at least it won't make a dent on your wallet
Its all looks – I was anxious to try this place because the building looks pretty cool and I thought that the food was going to be just as good as the looks .But this place serves food just like a cheap Chinese Buffet.But they charge more and serve gross old food .The rice was burnt,everything that was fried tasted like it was fried in very very old oi. I was left with that bad after taste in my mouth from the old oil.And besides verything the place is dirty and expensive.
WORST MANAGEMENT! – The place is nice, food is just like every other Chinese place. I took my brother there for his birthday and we wanted a big table because we had a big table and asked the waitress to seat us and the manager yelled at her and said to us in a rude tone that the big table was already taken, and we asked if there were any other big tables in that big restaurant. We were seated upstairs were there were plenty of other "big" tables. When the waitress brought us extra plates he yelled at her again! And they (there were 2 of them) looked so grumpy and rude but when a group of doctors walked in they were so submissive to them. I will never go there again!
Great Food, Best Service – The food at the beautiful restaraunt pleases anyone because their variety and quality sometimes make it difficult to choose just one dish.
The reason we like to go to the Asian Star emanates from the impeccable service. Good service is rare, and great service deserves five stars and two thumbs up!
Very disappointed – I ordered General Tao's Chicken and did not like it at all. The dish did not taste fresh. I thought that the food quality was like Panda Express's but I paid $13 for the dish. I was very disappointed with the experience there.
Poor service – Our group of 8 went to Asian Star for lunch and the service was very poor. The food was adequate but nothing to brag about. Our server didn't speak very good english and messed up the bill. The food seemed overpriced for the quality. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.
did anyone else notice that after the move this restaurants food quality went way down and price went up – soo sad to see such a great tasting restaurant trade food quality to move to a better location. i will never go there again.
Great Walnut Shrimp – I love the Asian Star and their Walnut Shrimp is to die for! Although the menu is a little pricey, I've found that every dish I order there is seasoned well and cooked to order. I also like that they have the option between traditional family-style dining and individual serving plates. All the staff was polite and quick to help. The wait-staff does check on you often, but I don't believe it's in a rushing manner, I believe they just want to be prompt to help. I would recommend, and I personally take all family members/friends that come to town here for a relaxing atmosphere with wonderful food.
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