Silver Star Still Here After All These Years

Best dining room entrance ever (By Steven T. via

One neighborhood business that’s been a fixture on 18th Avenue since before many of our readers were born is Silver Star Restaurant.

Since 1944, Silver Star has provided Bensonhurst residents with American-style Chinese food in a sit-down restaurant setting.

The ‘white table cloth’ type of Chinese-American eatery has become increasingly scarce due to a proliferation of more casual take-out spots, as well as an influx of residents seeking more traditional Chinese fare.

I remember coming here as a child with my parents and getting the Pu Pu Platter which, even as an adult, I can never seem to order with a straight face.

Any readers have fond memories of Silver Star?

How about a more recent experience? Do you think their food is still as good as it was ten or twenty years ago?

Silver Star is located at 6221 18th Avenue, between 62nd Street and 63rd Street. Their phone number is (718) 331-2799.

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