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Happy's Chinese Restaurant
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17 Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
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17 Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 25
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  • 10
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Yum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Duncan W
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been here numerous amounts of times and am yet to be disappointed. Great service! Fantastic food! Easy on the wallet! On arrival we are always quickly seated and asked for our drink orders. Not once have we had to wait the dozens of times we've been there - The waitress' are always on their feet running around clearing... More 

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Canberra
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Happys has been there for years and it is certainly popular but I am not sure why. It is very cramped and the food was quite ordinary. One of our party ordered vegetables with tofu and chilli, and asked that it be made without mushrooms. When it arrived, it didn't have mushrooms or chilli! She was disappointed but did say... More 

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Byron Bay
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Picked this place on the basis of the strong Trip Advisor reviews - but probably should have read them more carefully, rather than just picking up on the overall ratings. A downstairs restaurant - and by the time I went down the staircase I decided that I wasn't going to go back... Not much atmosphere, plastic and a little cramped.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ate there with a group of 12, had the $22 banquet, heaps of food definitely more than enough but the food was very bland, service was good and very quick, very cramped and very little room to eat. Had far better Chinese in Canberra.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good selection of food, nice and tasty. Has very nice special fried rice and duck. Responsibly priced as well.

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Grindelwald, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 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

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