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Happy Chef Seafood & Noodles Restaurant

Seafood, Noodle, Asian, Australian
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Shop F3 401 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9281 5832
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Laksa!

It's difficult to even find Laksa in the San Francisco Bay Area...so when I come to Sydney I make Happy Chef a "must do" stop. Had the prawns and mixed vegetable laksa for lunch today and I was in heaven. Will go back for same later in the week!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to even find Laksa in the San Francisco Bay Area...so when I come to Sydney I make Happy Chef a "must do" stop. Had the prawns and mixed vegetable laksa for lunch today and I was in heaven. Will go back for same later in the week!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

They have great food, possibly the best laksa you will ever have. The layout is no frills but very cheap and tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Let's be blunt. This is not a restaurant. It's a takeaway outlet in a busy Chinatowm food court. That said, Happy Chef offers excellent Chinese style noodle soups and laksa. It has been trading for more than 2 decades and the quality is consistently top notch - ultra fresh ingredients and rich msg-free broths that set in a jelly-like consistency... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We came here for lunch today based on all the previous reviews. Now if this is the best Laksa in town, most people obviously have not had the actual fair dinkum stuff!! I had the chicken laksa and it was sweet rather than hot and spicy. Portion size was good for the price but can't say I'll be writing home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I never had laksa before and found my way to this restaurant because of the reviews. Had the chicken the first night, was back on my third night for seafood. What a great find. I am in total agreement that any visit to Sydney deserves attending to this little, inexpensive place that serves great food.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A lot of places will lay claim to have the best laksa in Sydney. I've been a regular here for more than 20 years and the prices have hardly gone up and the quality has never slipped. Some laksa purists may say their broths are on the sweet side but I find it perfect for my tastes. In any case... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just great laksa - I always go the prawn and rice noodle with extra bean sprouts Clean Yum taste ... always great quick service and cool gusy serving you they remember your order form last time..... They have mastered laksa in sydney no where and i mean no where comes close ... its all good at Happy chef in susses... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Best laksa this side of Malaysia! Have been going for about 20 years. Don't hesitate to go, you won't be disappointed. Yum!

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Griffith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a place I always look forward to when I come to Sydney. I gaze at the selection board, yet always seem to choose 28a. The soup is very good and the chef is generous with the ingredients. Ignore the hawkers on the street level and come to the food court!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I live in newtown and the happy chef in newtown is excellent! The staff are welcoming, we have been in there so often they know my children , they know our life story lol we have become regular customers because the quality of food is top notch! The service is excellent and i would recommend happy chef to everyone! Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop F3 401 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 9281 5832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Noodle, Asian, Australian

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