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China Star Dim Sum and Seafood

Opened today at 9 AM. 11:30, dining room almost full. I will report back later on dim sum.

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  1. fyi, taking about 8 different items to go. Everything made in house and from scratch. Spoke to two different diners and they said the dim sum is better and fresher than Boston.

      1. re: lc02139

        1733 Middlesex St, Lowell; dim sum served daily from 9-3 with carts

      2. Awesome news. Can't believe there will be great dim sum in my neck of the woods. Maybe I'll drop over on Friday.

        Did you get a chance to look at the regular menu? Are the authentic options listed in Mandarin, or can Westerners read them, too?

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        1. re: Dinsdale45

          I did not look at the menu but the owner showed it to me about 2 weeks ago and it was very long with the front of the menu being your typical Chinese-American items and the last several pages being geared toward the Asian population. I cannot recall but I believe that the authentic options were both in English and Chinese but I am not sure.

          1. re: bakerboyz

            Thanks. You seem to have some pull with the owners. You should suggest a better web presence. Even with the Broadway place, there's no website or anything. About a month ago, I asked Chinese friends if they heard about this place, and no one had, which means it wasn't mentioned in the Chinese community newspapers. I don't want lines down Middlesex St. every weekend, but I want them to do well.

            1. re: Dinsdale45

              You are correct. I spoke to the son of the owner and told them that they need a website and it is something that they are working on and will have.

              1. re: bakerboyz

                Even a facebook page would help and you can make one of those very quickly and for free.

        2. I wonder if they're connected to the China Star in Salem NH and China Star II in Methuen, MA?

          Good stuff there.

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          1. re: pinehurst

            Not anymore. The owners formerly owned China Stars in Methuen, Ipswich, Amesbury, Salem NH and one other but sold them all around 1989 and purchased a supermarket in Boston's Chinatown. The family had not run another restaurant until they opened China Star on Broadway in Lowell about 2 1/2 years ago.

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