4 out of 5 stars
Stopped here for lunch with co-workers – the caveat is that I ate at the buffet, which we all know is not something you should judge a place on. While the decor is somewhat typical – mismatched pastels and randomness, service was brisk.
What I liked about Fortune Palace was that they have a different take on the classic entrees, it has a more authentic feel (what am I, an expert?) and was fresher tasting. The dumplings were better than many I’ve had here, but that doesn’t say much because the selection of chinese in Raleigh is pathetic.
A random selection of comments from table mates would include – spring rolls were too greasy, hot and sour soup was just ok (a usual occurrence around here as well), love the fried green beans. We loved the basil beef in the buffet, as well as the other options which were less memorable but the meat was tender and the veggies were varied and tasty, not wilty and damp like you often see.
I’d go back, for sure, and am giving them the benefit of the doubt because of the buffet handicap. Brad tells us that dinners are delightful and they make an art form out of carved veggies on your plate. He also often sees people roping off the front section for asian banquets, which has to be a good sign.
Fortune Palace Chinese Restaurant
2815 Brentwood Rd
Raleigh, NC 27604