You get what you pay for
A while ago, I made my first visit to Lucky Star and ordered a chicken and rice plate. What I ended up with was a huge portion of heavily salted rice and very little chicken. After eating this, my initial impression of Lucky Star was not good, but I recently decided to give it a second chance.
For my second order, I went with the Beef Lo Mein, and like my first order, it didn't have a lot of meat in it. However, the entrée, which nearly weighs a pound, consists mostly of noodles with specks of beef, cabbage and slivers of carrots. The sauce (where I believe the prime ingredient was soy sauce) used in the Lo Mein gave the noodles a nice thickness, which really hit the spot for me. That said, I would urge caution to anyone with high blood pressure that this entrée is very salty, so much so that I could still feel the aftertaste several hours later. In all, the Beef Lo Mein was okay, and $7.65 it provided a decent meal.
To sum it up, if you're looking for cheap Chinese food, Lucky Star might be the place to go. However, if you're expecting quality (even if it's half-ass) in your meal, you would be better off going elsewhere. I'm not saying that Lucky Star is terrible, but you don't have to go far to find better (like, for example, Shang Hai on Poplar Ave.). Bottom line: you get what you pay for, although there are quite a few restaurants that serve better food at about the same pay as Lucky Star (like Mandarin Wok II in Millington). Anyway, this is only one man's opinion that could be wrong, so try it and judge it for yourself.