Superstar Asian Cafe

★★★★★
Chinese restaurant on Alameda lives up to its super claims.
  • 2200 W Alameda Ave Ste 5A

    Denver, CO 80223

    Map & Directions
  • 303-727-9889

About Superstar Asian Cafe

Hours
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat 10:30pm-10pm Sun 10am-10pm

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We have found this to be the best place in Denver for dim sum. Good selection. Even our 11 and 14 year olds like it.

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We have found this to be the best place in Denver for dim sum. Good selection. Even our 11 and 14 year olds like it.

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If you love dim sum this is the place for you. They have plenty of delicious choices rotating around in their carts. There is plenty of staff to assist you and they are more than happy to help. The decor leaves a little to be desired but is fairly typical of dim sum institutions. The kids love the food and it's great because they really don't have to wait. The pork bao are among our favorites. We also love the vegetable dumplings. If you've never had dim sum put it on your list of things to do.

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★★★★☆

If you love dim sum this is the place for you. They have plenty of delicious choices rotating around in their carts. There is plenty of staff to assist you and they are more than happy to help. The decor leaves a little to be desired but is fairly typical of dim sum institutions. The kids love the food and it's great because they really don't have to wait. The pork bao are among our favorites. We also love the vegetable dumplings. If you've never had dim sum put it on your list of things to do.

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I'm a novice in a dim sum restaurant having only been to King's Land across the parking lot a few years ago. As soon as I was seated at the last table available on a Monday at 1pm, the ladies started coming to me with the carts. I wasn't sure if I would get one piece from the bamboo basket, so pointed to several. I ended up with enough left over for dinner tonight because each basket came with 3 or 4 pieces. Each was better than the other. The ladies were aggressive pushing their food just like in China, so be careful. The scallop dim sum was the best and most expensive : 3 for $3.85. The others, a meatball and the haw gaw came with 4 pieces and was $2.85 each. I also had a pork dumpling which had hardly any pork mixture and an egg roll with fake crab which came with mayo? and only so-so. My bill with tip was $18.20, but I have a leftover meal and all in all, the food was extraordinary. I know this dumpy shopping center is always in peril, but we cant let WalMart or Lowe's have it.

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★★★★☆

I'm a novice in a dim sum restaurant having only been to King's Land across the parking lot a few years ago. As soon as I was seated at the last table available on a Monday at 1pm, the ladies started coming to me with the carts. I wasn't sure if I would get one piece from the bamboo basket, so pointed to several. I ended up with enough left over for dinner tonight because each basket came with 3 or 4 pieces. Each was better than the other. The ladies were aggressive pushing their food just like in China, so be careful. The scallop dim sum was the best and most expensive : 3 for $3.85. The others, a meatball and the haw gaw came with 4 pieces and was $2.85 each. I also had a pork dumpling which had hardly any pork mixture and an egg roll with fake crab which came with mayo? and only so-so. My bill with tip was $18.20, but I have a leftover meal and all in all, the food was extraordinary. I know this dumpy shopping center is always in peril, but we cant let WalMart or Lowe's have it.

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Like Lisalee, I am of Asian decent, from LA, with a childhood that regularly consisted of dim sum on Sundays. I can even remember when Chinatown was flourishing, before it "collapsed" due to many authentic Chinese restaurants opening out in the suburbs, leaving little room to spend a whole Sunday driving to LA, then waiting an hour and a half for a table. When I lived in NYC for a while, I could never get used to the shared seating, so we barely went. When we moved here 9 years ago, Westword recommended Empress, but it was highly disappointing (any dim sum place that has a picture menu, rather than carts milling about is automatically written off my list). Thankfully, we found King's Land, which we visited regularly for a couple of years. We didn't know Super Star Asian had opened in the same shopping center until a Taiwanese friend told us how authentic it was. She was right. The portions are smaller and more expensive than King's Land, but we could never order/try as much as we do at Super Star Asian b/c of it. Servers are definitely much more personable than those at King's Land. The only thing I don't like at Super Star is that there's a lot more sugar in their baked and steamed Char Siao Bao (bbq pork buns) - so much that I'd prefer to skip it. Otherwise, all the dumplings are steamed perfectly, not oily; the egg custards are always perfectly crispy, not soggy on the bottom; the eggplant with fish cake and black bean sauce is a must-order when I go there (never had it anywhere else). What's nice is if you go during the week when there's not nearly as many options on offer, they'll make it for you if you ask. That would never happen at King's Land (where the food is cold during the weekday lunches). We make sure to either go during the week, or arrive just as it opens on Sundays. The food might start coming out at 10am, but the real variety starts at 10:30am. Also, the place really does fill up by 11am.

2
★★★★★

Like Lisalee, I am of Asian decent, from LA, with a childhood that regularly consisted of dim sum on Sundays. I can even remember when Chinatown was flourishing, before it "collapsed" due to many authentic Chinese restaurants opening out in the suburbs, leaving little room to spend a whole Sunday driving to LA, then waiting an hour and a half for a table. When I lived in NYC for a while, I could never get used to the shared seating, so we barely went. When we moved here 9 years ago, Westword recommended Empress, but it was highly disappointing (any dim sum place that has a picture menu, rather than carts milling about is automatically written off my list). Thankfully, we found King's Land, which we visited regularly for a couple of years. We didn't know Super Star Asian had opened in the same shopping center until a Taiwanese friend told us how authentic it was. She was right. The portions are smaller and more expensive than King's Land, but we could never order/try as much as we do at Super Star Asian b/c of it. Servers are definitely much more personable than those at King's Land. The only thing I don't like at Super Star is that there's a lot more sugar in their baked and steamed Char Siao Bao (bbq pork buns) - so much that I'd prefer to skip it. Otherwise, all the dumplings are steamed perfectly, not oily; the egg custards are always perfectly crispy, not soggy on the bottom; the eggplant with fish cake and black bean sauce is a must-order when I go there (never had it anywhere else). What's nice is if you go during the week when there's not nearly as many options on offer, they'll make it for you if you ask. That would never happen at King's Land (where the food is cold during the weekday lunches). We make sure to either go during the week, or arrive just as it opens on Sundays. The food might start coming out at 10am, but the real variety starts at 10:30am. Also, the place really does fill up by 11am.

Pros: Authentic Dim Sum

Cons: Abnormally Small Dining Area for Dim Sum restaurant

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This is by far the best Dim Sum in Denver. Just prepare to wait for 30 min if you show up after 11:15am on the weekends.

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★★★★★

This is by far the best Dim Sum in Denver. Just prepare to wait for 30 min if you show up after 11:15am on the weekends.

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I am of Chinese descent, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, my family and I had a pretty steady routine of going out for dim sum on Sundays after church. I moved here last year and was a little sad at how low the standards were for Chinese food. I've tried several restaurants in Denver, and so far I would not consider them worth going to. The dim sum at Empress was dry and oily, and the dinner I had at Imperial was way too Americanized (I wouldn't even consider it "Chinese"). So I was quite pleased to find Super Star to have delicious dim sum. The place was packed with Asians, which is always a good sign, and the carts were always filled with the usual dim sum fare. I should add this one note though: Although I would probably rank it lower among the restaurants back home in L.A., I would have to say Super Star is in a league of their own in Denver. I'm still in search of more fine Chinese dining, but for now, this place definitely keeps me well satiated.

2
★★★★★

I am of Chinese descent, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, my family and I had a pretty steady routine of going out for dim sum on Sundays after church. I moved here last year and was a little sad at how low the standards were for Chinese food. I've tried several restaurants in Denver, and so far I would not consider them worth going to. The dim sum at Empress was dry and oily, and the dinner I had at Imperial was way too Americanized (I wouldn't even consider it "Chinese"). So I was quite pleased to find Super Star to have delicious dim sum. The place was packed with Asians, which is always a good sign, and the carts were always filled with the usual dim sum fare. I should add this one note though: Although I would probably rank it lower among the restaurants back home in L.A., I would have to say Super Star is in a league of their own in Denver. I'm still in search of more fine Chinese dining, but for now, this place definitely keeps me well satiated.

 

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