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Posted by Matt on 11/17/2012
Dragon Star is my default Chinese take-out place. Don't get me wrong; I think there's a ton of better Chinese restaurants in the city. But Dragon Star reminds me of the kind of Chinese take-out that I used to get with my family growing up in an area of the country that is, shall we say, not the most ethnically diverse. But hey, Dragon Star tastes yummy. Certain things on the menu are definitely worth getting - teriyaki chicken, crab rangoon, beef with mushroom, szechuan chicken/shrimp. I'm not the biggest fan of the breaded chicken dishes but they aren't bad either. But definitely order out. Inside, it looks like a cafeteria. But no matter where you live (assuming of course that you live within their driving distance - Brookline and Brighton from what I can tell), it will take 45 minutes. Always.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/24/2010
Food straight bonkers don't be a bozo and go someplace else. General chicken is bomb.
Posted by Jake on 02/26/2010
Dragon Star is a great go-to place for "americanized" chinese food. The majority of the dishes they serve are good, and their dinner plates are tasty and a great deal. Here's some critique: 1. One of my favorite dishes, in general, at Chinese restaurants, is Lo Mein (perticularly House Special Lo Mein). Dragon Star's lo meins are unimpressive, bland, and a waste of money. They need to fix this pronto. 2. A lot of their chicken dishes are overly breaded (I'm pertaining mainly to the General Gaos, Orange Chicken, type dishes. 3. The appetizers are pretty tasty, but for those of us who would like to buy them separately, they are EXTRAORDINARILY OVERPRICED. Jesus, who knew buying a few crab rangoons would be so expensive. It's weird because the dinner plate comes with 3 rangoons, but if you want to buy it as an appetizer it almost costs as much as the dinner plate itself... I wonder if anyone buys their appetizers separately. I'm only saying this because I personally love the crab rangoons and would order extra, but it's simply not worth the price. Not very bright from a business perspective. *** This is more directed at the owner of the restaurant as I'm sure they'll read this. ___________ Positives: Their beef with mixed vegetables dinner plate is great (you can upgrade to Pork Rice for free). The chicken w/ mix. vegs is mehh... Their pepper salt squid is delightful, and the chicken with eggplant is outrageous (in a good way)...
Posted by Anonymous on 03/09/2009
If you're looking for a cheap way to get a large meal, this is the right place for you. Big portions, LOTS of sauce though. Unless you specify, chicken is cheap cuts of dark meat and often chewy. Their "spicy" isn't all that spicy.
Posted by ............. on 11/20/2008
the food is good, cheap, always arrives hot, an they usually get it here in half an hour or less, and they guy that answers the phone is nice an always knows what im gunna order once i say my address, they cook our food the way we like, we are picky people and there open late, great for people like me with late night munchies an no other chinese place is open or dats cheap an delivers
Posted by charlene on 08/06/2008
I don't understand why people like this crappy food... I ordered the crab rangoons and they were cold and nasty, the King Chieng Chicken was supposed to be spicy but it tasted like orange chicken, the vegetable fried rice smelled like uncooked eggs and was not appetizing and the delivery took about an hour... maybe I caught them at a bad time... overall the food was not worth $$ at all!.... I guess i am willing to go to any other place even if its expensive
Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2008
This food is horrible! The szechuan wontons with a peanut sauce are actually smothered in warm peanut butter. The lo mein is dry. The sesame chicken is basically all batter covered in fat.