1169 Market St Ste 805, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.778641 -122.413882
Neighborhoods: Central East, SoMa (South of Market), SoMa
Great Food, Horrible Parking – Moonstar is a good restaurant, but the PARKING lot is very unsafe. My car was broken into at 7pm-8pm. We only ate at Moonstar for one hour when we found out the car was broken into.
Avoid it, it's not worth it – We went there in the afternoon. The foods were not fresh. There are several kinds of foods, but they don't taste very good .. they taste like cheap chinatown food or something ... just my opinion. But then , i got very thirsty for hours after eating there, which according to some ppl is the sign that they use MSG. i dont know if they do use msg, but i just dont like getting very thirsty after eating there ... the same goes with the moonstar at dalycity, eventhough the foods there taste much much better.
the only good thing at this moonstar is the ice cream =) but this is just my opinion.
Editorial Review – This buffet-only joint serves up a staggering array of sushi, Chinese barbecue, fresh seafood, prime rib, rotisserie and more for affordable prices.
Everything I tried from the steam tables in this buffet was at room temperature. – I was very excited when I saw the wide variety of appealing food available in this restaurant, but was disappointed and a bit troubled by the fact that NOTHING that was supposed to be warm (like, in the steam tables) was warm, and that the sashimi wasn't very fresh.
Perhaps, however, the steam tables do work and were at the proper temperature, it's just that any heat generated by them was promptly dissipated in the frigid air inside the restaurant.
Daly City Location – I dont' know why citysearch doesn't have a separate category for thie restaurant's Daly City location so I'll post here.
The parking is ok, and the times I've been there it is quite crowded and popular with Chinese, mainly for events like birthday parties. For the birthday girl/boy they roll out a drum and three of the waitresses will pound the drum and wish a happy birthday and then they'll snap a picture. So, service is good, I can say that after three visits of observation.
There is a wide variety of food, mainly seafood and sushi. also cooked dishes. Tonight I had my fill of tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi, and something called white tuna sashimi and all were good. (very fresh today but one previous visit were not so) For the dinner they also give a coupon entitling you to one lobster of about one pound variety. I wish they also served the drawn butter with it but it was not to be found by me. The desserts are good and they have icecream , an amazing cottton candy and a quaint chocolate fountain with a copious supply of fresh strawberries for dipping.
I've been there when there's a bunch of bar-b-que items like ribs, kebobs and bbq corn on the cob.
This place is relatively clean, but there is a leopard skin pattern carpet on the floor and that's not easy to clean with possible food spills and kids eating, so don't expect a hospital-clean environment. Total cost with tip and tax included was under $30 per person for dinner.
Great Selections! Daly City Location – For you that don't know, Moonstar has opened a second location in Daly City. The selections and the quality of the food is much much better. The choices are endless. There's even a chocolate fountain, so that you can dip fresh strawberries. Yummy! I much prefer this location to the Market Street location. If you go there for a Birthday, they take a picture of your group and then give it to you framed.
Asian Parties: Red Eggs Parties – The times I went there were always during the day and it was for a red egg party, and the place was always packed with about four different parties going on. The food was quality good, the fish was fresh and not "fishy", the food servers always wore plastic gloves, the dim sum was fresh. The place has alot of variety and it's all good. The bathrooms were clean and stocked. MY MAJOR COMPLAINT IS THE PARKING LOT: NOT SAFE DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT. MY FRIEND GOT HER CAR BROKEN INTO DURING A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOONSTAR PARKING LOT. THE PARKING LOT HAS BARBED FENCING ALL ROUND EXCEPT FOR THE MARKET STREET SIDE OF THE LOT AND THE ENTRANCE/EXIT SIDE, THERE IS ONE LOT ATTENDENT THAT STAYS IN THE EXIT BOOTH.
I have attended the Daly City, Moonstart Restaurant. I have eaten there four times. The building is brand new, the furniture is brand new and very modern. The food and variety is so-so, fair to average. The Market Street Restaurant has more variety of food and is overall better quality in my opinion.
EAT AT THE MARKET STREET AND TAKE YOUR CHANCES OF HAVING YOUR CAR BROKEN INTO. THE DALY CITY RESTAURANT HAS MORE PARKING, MODERN LOOKING RESTAURANT AND FURNITURE BUT THE FOOD OVERALL IS LACKING.
cheap eats, and choices of food – i went there for lunch on friday.
there were lots of choices that i liked, like japanese, chinese, and western style food.
i recommened the crab on ice, and the tofu flake.
but sugar sauce for the tofu was a little over.
the crab was a little salty and yummy!
there were not that crowed on friday noon.
the ice cream bar will closed at 2 pm, so plan ur time on it.
would not wish it on my enemy – Going there was the biggest mistake. We were there for launch. The restaurant was in a very poor shape. Not very clean. The service, what service.? The only time they knew we were there is when we were leaving.!! The food, I have no idea what kind of food they eat there. Sushi was old and it was nothing but rice. This restaurant is by far the worst I have ever been in any state.
I would only recommend this restaurant to someone I dislike. Take it from there.
User review by food911 – The price was about $22 on a weekend night. Lots of variety - sushi, soups, dim sum, desserts, seafood... you get your money's worth if you choose your food right. The crab legs were good but REALLY salty. The steamed shrimp was better. Oyster were pre-shucked (hit or miss on immediate freshness). Sushi- also pre-made. They give you a coupon to redeem a lobster- but don't get too excited - it's a tiny 1/2 lobster tail smothered in cheese sauce- blah, not my preference. Overall, just ok. Service was very attentive though! Out of everything they had to offer, I probably enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and chocolate covered strawberries the most.
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