Five Star Restaurant

551 W Hargett St (at S West St), Raleigh, NC 27603, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:30 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.8/10

Based on 607 votes

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  • "... sure you order the heat seeker shrimp and if the bartender Stevo is working, get..." (11 tips)
  • "The Sesame Beef is the best item on the menu." (4 tips)
  • "Crispy Sesame Chicken is wonderful !!" (2 tips)
  • Will G.

    Have a forty of Miller High Life!

    Will Gibbs · November 7, 2009
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  • Justin B.

    If I could marry the crispy beef and move into a house and raise our crispy children I would. Simply amazing

    Justin Baker · August 26, 2011
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  • lily b.

    Heat seeker shrimp and bok Choy chicken are awesome! Best in town

    lily ballance · September 29, 2010
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  • david b.

    The sesame beef is the way to go down here. Trust me.

    david ballance · November 2, 2009
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  • Carolina W.

    Heat Seeker Shrimp is where it's at!!!!

    Carolina Wang · January 9, 2010
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  • Raleigh C.

    The food at Five Star was every bit as good as I had heard about. The food arrived promptly, and the server was attentive and polite. Read more

    Raleigh Citizen · March 29, 2013
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  • David B.

    The Sesame Beef is the best item on the menu.

    David Ballance · February 10, 2011
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  • Kelly G.

    Ask lily for a body shot, she is a pro at belly button action

    Kelly Griffin · April 4, 2011
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  • wayne j.

    Take a shot of Don Julio for Lily cause she can't have one since she's serving you

    wayne judd · September 20, 2010
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  • Scott G.

    The heat seeker shrimp is tasty, but less spicy than it used to be. Make sure they send out some Sriracha!

    Scott Gainer · August 24, 2010
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  • Julianne D.

    try the heat seeker shrimp...you won't be sorry Read more

    Julianne Davis · July 18, 2010
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  • Catherine B.

    The crab rangoons are the best I've had and you can't go wrong with the spicy beef with noodles.

    Catherine Burris · May 1, 2010
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  • Ullyses G.

    Dont forget to try the Heat Seeker Shrimp! Divine! Read more

    Ullyses Gordon · January 16, 2010
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  • Lonerider C.

    Beef and broccoli, and a sweet Josie brown ale! It's the heat!

    Lonerider Cat · October 16, 2013
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  • Rissi P.

    Went there for dinner last week...it was GREAT!!! Big portions too :-)

    Rissi Palmer · June 7, 2010
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  • john m.

    Ask for extra cat

    john marzetti · October 1, 2013
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  • Sam M.

    Order the cat. For the win!

    Sam Molloy · August 20, 2013
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  • Thomas B.

    Must try the "heat seeker shrimp".

    Thomas Brown · December 26, 2011
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  • 👣Thomas K.

    Great Asian cuisine!

    👣Thomas King🐾 · October 5, 2013
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  • Tang I.

    Order the burger and ask for the secret sauce!!!

    Tang IsAwesome · July 24, 2013
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  • Manuel M.

    Ask for a table out front on a nice fall night!

    Manuel Monserrate · August 25, 2012
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  • Larry G. J.

    Best dam food in Raleigh and they give you huge portions to boot!

    Larry G. Jones · September 23, 2011
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  • Malea G.

    The best place in town, hands down.

    Malea Grubb · June 27, 2011
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  • John T.

    Find Khoa the manager...make sure you order the heat seeker shrimp and if the bartender Stevo is working, get a drink from him...one of the best in town! Read more

    John Tart · June 2, 2010
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  • Amanda S.

    Ugh, really expensive and pretentious. It's bloody Chinese food.

    Amanda S · December 10, 2011
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  • Sawyer H.

    If you're looking to have a fun night, DO NOT come here. Security is dumb as hell and kicked people out for no reason

    Sawyer Hubbard · December 4, 2011
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  • Craig L.

    For $12 take-out Gen. Tso's chicken... Not so good.

    Craig Ledford · September 26, 2011
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  • Jarrod E.

    Here's the deal: the scallion pancakes are the SHIT! And if you're drunk, they're unreal.

    Jarrod Ekengren · February 12, 2011
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  • Carolina W.

    The moscato here is the best!!!!

    Carolina Wang · November 6, 2010
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  • Jennifer D.

    The crispy sesame beef is orgasmic to your taste buds. The flavor and texture is brilliant.

    Jennifer Dickinson · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ashley M.

    Tuna appetizer is amazing! Try the chicken and broccoli - so tasty!

    Ashley Martin · June 7
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  • John H.

    Not quite up to speed for business lunches. Make sure you ask for the check when the food arrives

    John Hill · May 16
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  • John B.

    Every First Friday there's a dance party!

    John Brier · March 8
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  • J. R.

    Absolutely amazing place! SO WELL PRICED, too!

    J. R · November 27, 2013
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  • Clarence G.

    Crispy Sesame Chicken is wonderful !!

    Clarence Green · July 28, 2013
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  • Swan U.

    Half price appetizers on Wednesdays

    Swan U · June 13, 2013
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  • Swan U.

    They do not ask you how spicy you want the food. Explicitly tell them. Also, I tried 2 dishes; both sauces were too sweet.

    Swan U · April 14, 2013
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  • Grayden S.

    Heat seeker shrimp is so delicious!!!

    Grayden Shapiro · April 14, 2013
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  • Joanna G.

    Heat Seeker Tofu!

    Joanna Glass · December 3, 2012
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  • Katharine W.

    Best to split with several friends. Sesame beef. Heat seeker shrimp. Vegetable lo mein. All delicious.

    Katharine Weislak · November 25, 2012
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  • Jason D.

    Depending on the night you may find some very ride staff.

    Jason Deans · April 22, 2012
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  • Duane H.

    My wife loves the Starburst martini!

    Duane Hansley · February 15, 2012
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  • Kayla O.

    Love the crab Rangoon!!!!

    Kayla O'Connor · January 14, 2012
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  • Jay

    No separate checks. Forgot this used to be Wicked Smile--I ate there just once, too. Ridiculous for a group of two couples to have to be fumbling with exchanging cash in the 21st century.

    Jay · October 30, 2011
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  • Tyler P.

    Great fast service. Heat seeker shrimp are where it's at. And the atmosphere is killer.

    Tyler Parker · October 15, 2011
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  • AJ V.

    The heat seeker shrimp and the chicken lettuce wraps are so good.

    AJ Viola · September 10, 2011
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  • Jordan M.

    Try the heat seeker shrimp!!

    Jordan Mason · March 24, 2011
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  • JD L.

    Hot & Sour soup. Cheap. Full O' beefy/tofu goodness. Did I mention cheap?

    JD Larson · February 12, 2010
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