Ocean Star Restaurant has tapped into the early bird market by offering breakfast starting last Saturday, March 20.
Owner Cindy Zhang said the Garapan resto-pub’s breakfast menu is categorized into five—congee (served with toast), scrambled egg (served with toast bread or fried rice for an additional $2), omelets (served with toast bread or fried rice for an additional $2), Ocean Star’s Breakfast (served with two eggs any style, bread or fried rice for an additional $2), and Filipino Breakfast (served with two eggs any style and garlic rice for an additional $2)—and range in price from $8.50 to $9.50.
Ocean Star Restaurant’s breakfast also has side orders of pancakes, toasted wheat bread/white bread, and toasted bagel and drinks, like refillable hot coffee, tea, chocolate milk, and soy milk.
“We want to tap into the breakfast market by opening at this early morning hour. Aside from serving the local market who love to get up early for breakfast, we also hope that by opening for breakfast we would be able to give our loyal and hardworking employees more hours to make a living,” said Zhang.
Ocean Star Restaurant’s breakfast starts at 6am and closes at 10:30am. In its first few days of offering its breakfast menu, customers seem to like its shrimp and cheese omelets, link and Italian sausages, and beefsilog and longsilog meals.
Zhang said the economy couldn’t get any worse because of the current COVID-19 pandemic so she’s expanding by offering breakfast. “So by the time the tourism industry is revived and the economy humming again, Ocean Star Restaurant would be uniquely positioned to take advantage of the great opportunities,” she said.
Like its lunch and dinner menus, Ocean Star Restaurant’s breakfast fare is 10% off for local customers. Those who want to sing can also use their private room with a state-of-the-art karaoke machine that can make a Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion out of anyone.
Ocean Star Restaurant, which opened last Dec. 25 and offers an unobstructed view of Saipan’s magnificent casino hotel and offers a dual menu of Chinese and Filipino dishes, can comfortably sit 42 customers. It continues to adhere to the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force’s guidelines, as social distancing measures, the use of face masks and hand sanitizers, directional arrows, temperature checks, and customer check-in are fully enforced.
Ocean Star Restaurant is on the same building where Cha Café & Bistro is located. It is open from 6am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday. For more information or for reservations, call 233-1555 or 788-6686. They are also on Facebook: Ocean Star Restaurant.