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Happy's Chinese Restaurant

17 Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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Ranked #103 of 778 restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Goolwa, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We are visitors to Canberra and wanted some Chinese food for a quick dinner. It's difficult when you are not a local, so I consulted my trusty Trip Advisor buddies, and you came up with the goods. This restaurant is inconspicuously located in Garema Place, down a dodgy looking staircase, through a wooden door, down a few more stairs and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went there for dinner with my children and grandmother. The restaurant was relatively busy but there was seating available. They offered to sit 5 of us at a small table that can just accomodate 4 which I said would not work given it would be too cramped. There were several other small tables available which I suggested for them to... More

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sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We came across this by acident and were very happy we did give it a go. Food was great, service effective, staff busy but nice, mixed crowd, uni students out for a cheap meal and us after a day in the vineyards.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Underground restaurant. Starters and mains came out together. Plastic old tacky place mats on plastic table cloths. Portions were good but a lot of rice. No atmosphere and definitely more casual dining.

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Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My workmates and I usually make it a fortnightly lunchtime event to enjoy Happy's chow mein noodles. My personal favourite is the Combination, although their seafood, chicken or prawn is also delicious. The noodles are handmade and the servings are generous with the fresh Asian greens giving the dish a good tasty balance.

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Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have been going to Happy's forever. It is the best Chinese restaurant in Canberra and has never faltered. The food is to die for, even better than some of the restaurants we have visited in China. The service is excellent and always friendly. They can never do enough to make eating there a pleasure. Don't leave Canberra before visiting... More

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Since i moved to Canberra a month ago, i have always ordered take away from this restaurant at least twice a week. Today I ordered by phone. When i picked up my order, i asked for chilly paste and the lady said next time when you call ask for chilly paste so that we dont have to go back and... More

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Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Always excellent, go there every visit.Food is always fresh, delicious & plentiful. Staff delightful & welcoming. Best to always book as it's very popular.

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My partner and I are regulars at Happy's, have been going there for about 6 years now. Have tried a wide range of dishes and nothing has disappointed. The staff are always friendly and the service super quick. Make a booking if you have a group, as it fills up quickly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I'm someone who when I find a great dish at a restaurant that's all I get there - with Happy's its the Chilli Beef! It's unique and I haven't found anything like it anywhere else. The service is always fast and the owner is always friendly - its a must visit any time I'm in Canberra.

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