Beacon Plaza, 3945 New Bern Ave., Raleigh.
Prices: entrees average less than $10.
Atmosphere: old school Chinese.
Service: eager to please.
Recommended: Peking duck, salt and pepper shrimp.
Open: lunch and dinner daily.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; beer and wine; vegetarian-friendly; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.