Another new Chinese seafood/sushi buffet has opened up in the San Gabriel valley, this time in Alhambra, at 740 E. Valley (nr. Almansor). Actually, Sea Star opened up several weeks ago but they had to shut it down for a couple of weeks to install an elaborate exhaust system. The exhaust system was required because Sea Star is a combination regular buffet and shabu shabu buffet, hence the exhaust system throughout the dining area. The weekday lunch price is $6.99, with the shabu shabu $3 extra. I believe a single price covers both buffets at dinnertime and on weekends. The regular buffet area is relatively small due to the space allocated to the shabu shabu ingredients. However, I found a number of dishes to my liking and really loaded up on them, particularly the fish fillets with broccoli and the jellyfish. Quality of everything I had was quite good, so at least as far as the weekday lunch goes it's an extremely good value.