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Happy's Chinese Restaurant

17 Garema Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
(02) 6249 7015
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Ranked #119 of 780 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 31, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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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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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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