Wok Star Chinese Debuts with Celebrated Chef

By Joey Stewart      Pictures by Joey Stewart

Wok Star Chinese, the new spot that took over the former Nazca Kitchen space at The Hill, is now open for dine-in, delivery and take-out. The menu is mainly authentic Chinese and was created by Chinese chefs, not the owners, who are American. Running the kitchen is local famed chef Charlie Zhang, who previously dazzled diners with his amazing hand pulled noddle skills at Royal China and Imperial Noodle.

Charlie Zhang courtesy of Wok Star

The space is modern American, featuring a large vibrant dining room with a mural of “rock star” prints on one side and a modified u-shaped bar on the other. An energetic sound system cranking up the hits plays throughout, while still allowing diners the ability to hear and speak to each other, even at larger tables. Outside there are plenty of seats on the patio to enjoy when the weather permits.

Happy hour runs daily from 3pm to 6pm and offers half-price craft cocktails, $2 off beer and wine, and snacks on the cheap. Beef egg rolls, potstickers, prawn balls, popcorn chicken and bacon fried rice run from $4-$6.

Radioactive – An Instagram worthy cocktail made with Hendricks gin, mathilide poire, blue caracao, citric simple syrup, soda and a “smoke bubble”
Beef eggs rolls – Beef, cabbage, carrot and garlic

The menu offers legit Chinese dishes like Xiao Long Bao, hand made dumplings, dry fried green beans, pork in garlic sauce, fried rice, scallion pancakes and hand-pulled La Mian noodles. Those who crave Americanized versions will be happy with General Tso’s Chicken, Beef and Broccoli and Sesame Chicken, among others.

Xiao Long Bao – Soup dumplings with pork, ginger and scallion
Pork with Garlic Sauce – Shredded pork, carrots, bamboo shoots, black mushroom and red chili garlic sauce
Combo Dumplings – Pork, chicken and veggie

Wok Star Chinese | 8401 Walnut Hill Lane | Dallas, Texas 75231 | 972-961-1169

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