Golden Star 

Description: Chinese/American cuisine at one of the best-preserved old storefronts in town.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 5 Users

Hours:  11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Price:  $

Dining Features:  Take-out, Online Menu

Neighborhood:  Bench

Reviews / Comments (6)

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

I was surprised to read the other reviews. I have been here twice and absolutely love the Chinese food. The outside of the restaurant isn't big on curb appeal, but the food was delicious (I had mandarin chicken and lo mein). I didn't think the food was too greasy and it was served hot and fresh. The lo mein was some of the best I've had. I've tried Yen Ching and the Golden Phoenix downtown and both are quite good, but I prefer the food at this place.

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Posted by on 05/25/2011 at 2:02 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I love Golden Star and have compared it to main land China. Their Mandarin cuisine is fantastic and very authentic. I've been a fan for years. They are always so polite and friendly and work hard to take care of their customers.

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Posted by Richard on 02/10/2013 at 6:03 PM

I have been eating at Golden Star for years! I think you just had a shitty night, which can happen at any restaurant at any time.

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Posted by Jgreen on 01/14/2011 at 7:47 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Like others, we don't know how this places keeps it's rating! The egg rolls are puffy, greasy and not egg rolls, don't know what they are, but not very good. The chop suey and chow mein just awful! Sorry, but even the waitress, when I asked what to order could not come up with a good suggestion. The only thing we liked was the egg foo young, it was good. Been twice, that's enough.

Posted by kenedw on 07/28/2013 at 4:38 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Upon being chosen best chinese restaurant for four years in a row, my husband & I finally got around to eating at Golden Star Dec 17 2011. The food was flavorless except for my husbands spicy dish where the brocoli tasted like fish. The fried rice was greasy and also flavorless. The fortune cookies were not wrapped and were overly browned. We do not plan to eat there again. Perhaps it was the chef for the day. Whatever the reason, it was extremely disappointing. On a good note, the service was very friendly & pleasant.

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Posted by boise transplant on 12/24/2011 at 7:03 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Run do not walk away from this "restaurant" - My family and I tried this restaurant on Saturday the 24th of July 2010 on the recommendation of the Idaho Statesman. Well that will not happen again. This was by far the worst Chinese food I have ever tried. The egg rolls were soggy and were literally dripping with grease and the meat in my daughter's Mongolian Beef dish had to be days old and just reused, it was disgusting. We actually did something we have never done before; we asked them not to charge us for the Mongolian beef or egg rolls as they were not touched beyond the first bite. We were summarily told by the owner to get lost, that we just did not understand the way Chinese food is prepared in Boise!!! What???? So we paid our $60.00 bill and summarily went downtown to Yeng Ching and actually had a really good dinner. If I could give a negative star rating I would. Please do not make the mistake my family and I made. If someone had warned us we would not have gone to this horrible place.

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Posted by boisetransplant2005 on 07/26/2010 at 2:20 PM
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