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Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Chinese food in a convenient location.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Jed_Kemsley
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Canberra
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sydney
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

When did Chinese takeaway become so expensive? We could have dined in cheaper & had more food! The food was ok, really nothing to rave about, person who took our order was obviously tired after a long day, no pleasantries there.

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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Yum YUM. Had to look for something quick as we were starving after walking out of a restaurant around the cnr (Jamie's Italian - terrible). So "happy" we found this. Food was awesome, service friendly, roomy place, comfortable chairs, great value. Walk down the stairs and find this gem. Can't wait to go back.

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is not ritz dining by any streach but the food is pretty good at the price. It is very crowded (you will literally be rubbing sholders with other patrons) and quite noisy. At times the service and be a bit slow but that has been rare on the many occasion I have been there. Good place for a cheap,... More 

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Canberra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was surprised by the quickness of the food! We ordered, 5 minutes later it came out. I was suspicious but it smelled great and was cheap. The staff weren't the nicest - and I feel it was because I wasn't Chinese. I woke up at that night with severe stomach cramps. Alternating between my head in the toilet and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Picked up some great takeaway food from here. really tasty and really filling. highly recommended. Try the satay chicken!

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DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place does great Aussie (western palette) style Chinese. If you are after genuine authentic cooking then there are other places for that. Pick off the chefs specials at the start of the menu for the best options. Tasty, healthy portions, cheaply priced and with a decent wine list this is a timeless institution. Will return again and again.

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New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went to this, our "happy place", on the last day of Floriade. Stopped for lunch and soon the place filled with other happy diners. There are not enough superlatives to adequately describe the experience of this restaurant! The service was swift and sure, the food is always good quality, good portions and arrives hot and fresh. A must try is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Located underground, Happy's is that familiar restaurant you keep going to when you can't decide where to go. Service is fast and efficient, you can't go wrong choosing Happy's for dinner with family or friends.

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