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Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, average value

Been a few times, good basic Chinese food, plenty of options, value is standard. Prompt cooking for takeaway, lovely to supply fabric tote bag to carry the larger meals!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Been a few times, good basic Chinese food, plenty of options, value is standard. Prompt cooking for takeaway, lovely to supply fabric tote bag to carry the larger meals!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were guided to our table by a waitress that looked very hastled and didn't seem to have much time, but we could tell by the packed, down stairs dining room, we were in for a treat. The food was excellent, the service fast and all in all an excellent experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great warm place with honest Chinese food. The spring rolls were hot and tasty. The dim sims were very tasty. Between four people we had three main dishes and boiled rice. All served by friendly staff. The special off the board (three mushrooms) was large a tasty. We took a bottle of wine and the total bill was $76. Great... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great little restaurant offering excellent value for money and tasty dishes. The atmosphere was warm and alive, the service very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Recommend the wasabi beef and the spicy mongolian lamb with chinese broccoli and oyster sauce. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. Second time back in a few months so I can tell the food is consistently good which is worth a little extra cost. Service was great and definitely happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Messed up our timing for a show tonight but this was a bonus because we had time to dine at Happy's. Outstanding customer service, seated immediately and service with a smile. Our order was taken within 5 minutes and our food arrived less than 10 minutes later. The food was fresh and flavoursome, servings were generous and well priced. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Well, what a find! Downstairs to small dining room, waited only 10 mins for table (plenty of people waiting and they don't mind the wait). Food was superb - best Chinese food I've had in years. Excellent prices too and good sized serves. Highly recommend a visit here.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I first dined at Happy's in 1978, and have returned infrequently over the years. It is always a fun place to dine particularly if you are part of a larger group. The menu and cuisine is as expected. Always good value, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere awaits. Thanks for your vote if you found this review helpful.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Happy's Chinese Restaurant is a delightful establishment in the heart of Civic in Canberra. The downstairs restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty Chinese food, and the service is prompt and pleasant. The decor and lighting of the restaurant are subtle and suit the place. Overall, a solid Chinese restaurant worth checking out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

They're not pushing any boundaries here - this is old school Chinese food - fast, cheap and value for money. All the old favourites plus they're BYO as well as licensed.

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Additional Information about Happy's Chinese Restaurant

Address: Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 6249 7015
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Greater Canberra  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: (02) 6249 7015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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