China Star (West)
Update: China Star is closed.
In a word: Stellar.
The specs: #00818
515 Junction Rd., 53717
Official web site
John, JM, Nichole and Rose ate the crab rangoon, hot and sour soup, sweet and sour chicken, beef with snow peas, bean curd home style, and moo shu pork.
The bill was $30, or $7.50/person, after coupon, plus tip.
John, JM and Nichole gave China Star (West) a B+; Rose gave China Star (West) a B (see our grading rubric).
China Star on Junction Road served up probably the best food of the three China 'X' spots on the Wheel (between China Kitchen and China Star/Ruby's). We had a solid carryout Chinese experience: the food was hot, fresh, and plentiful; the service was friendly; and the bill was cheap.
Of the four entrees we shared, the moo shu pork was the favorite. Thinly sliced pork and cabbage with a side of pancakes that were too tortilla-like to have been exactly rice and sweet hoisin sauce rarely disappoint. Sweet and sour chicken were nuggetly good, and the beef and snow peas swam in sauce a bit. Ordering the bean curd home style was another attempt to find Wong's Garden's Grandma ma po tofu, but turns out you can only find Wong's Garden's Grandma ma po tofu at Wong's Garden.
We understand China Star has a lunch buffet too, and we'd think it would be a fine addition to any carryout rotation.