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Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Consistent Quality

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TWal1
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Canberra, Australia
via mobile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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163 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 via mobile

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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
Contributor
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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