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Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant

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3605 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4509
+1 504-482-3935
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Orleans
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Although I've eaten here many times, I just recently got take out the other day and as always it was so good. Hunan Shrimp is my favorite. The veggies are always cooked just right and the sauce is always the same. Their shrimp fried rice is one of the best I've had. My experiences here have always been positive and... More 

Thank Nola_Babi
South Louisiana
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

I had lunch with my Mom at Five Happiness. This restaurant rarely disappoints. The lunch specials are an excellent deal at under $10, which include choice of soup and rice and a choice of a long list of lunch entrees. We both had the Triple Delight, which really was a delight. The portion was so huge, I brought half home.

Thank MizzW
Kenner, Louisiana
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436 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

It was nice to be able to enjoy a lunch special (all under $10!!!) on a Saturday. Usually, in most restaurants, the specials are only on weekdays. The shrimp egg fu young is my favorite, and is rarely seen on menus anymore. The hot and sour soup was the best I have had. My husband and son enjoyed their lunches... More 

Thank JBernard20
Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

After staying in downtown New Orleans for a couple of weeks I was looking for a change of pace and taste and found an ad for Five Happiness in a local travel magazine. The atmosphere is "away-from-it-all" nice, service friendly and knowledgeable and best of all......the food is really good!

Thank geecall
New Orleans, Louisiana
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Five Happiness easily accessible from Uptown and Mid-City. The food is well flavored and the atmosphere is nice. It is well priced and there are very reasonable lunch specials.

Thank KajunKrewzers
New Orleans
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200 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Five Happiness is a great Chinese restaurant with consistently good food, excellent service, and reasonable prices. Peggy Lee and Rose, the owners are at the restaurant supervising operations at all times, maintaining the excellent quality the restaurant has had since its inception in 1976. Lunches are reasonable at $6-$8 including soup, rice, and entre. Dinners are a little more but... More 

Thank RNewOrleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2012

The food is great and plentiful and the locals fill the place to the gills every weekday for lunch. It's also very popular on the weekends, as well.

Thank Nora S
Omaha, Nebraska
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Best Shrimp Toast on the planet and I know Shrimp Toast as I have been around a bit. General Tsaos chicken was outstanding as was the Mongolian Beef. Great service, too. Dont listen to the whiners listed below. If you love good chinese food you will be very pleased.

Thank StChristopher2u
New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is not a down-home chinese restaurant nor is it exclusive & expensive, but very nice & popular with locals, both Asian & Western. It's always crowded, but large. The food is very good. Consider this: The last time I dined there, a huge Asian tour bus pulled up & the tour guide led his large Asian tour group into... More 

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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Locals recommend Five Happiness. Being new to NOLA area, I am suprised. The hot and Sour soup is great but the food is average. I have a shellfish allergy but they refuse to substitute the shrimp fried rice with pork fried rice, etc. They will only substitute with white or brown rice. After telling the waitress about shrimp allergy, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3605 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-4509
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-482-3935
Closed due to damage suffered in Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?