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Happy Chef Seafood & Noodles Restaurant

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Chinatown
Chinese, Asian, Seafood, Australian
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Shop F3 401 Sussex St | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
9281 5832
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favourite laska, great eat!

Delicious place to eat, especially for laksa. I like the king prawn and wonton laksa but also the special combination laksa. Have come on numerous occasions and during different times e.g. peak hour rush at lunch and other times. Taste and flavour is always consistent. The portions have reduced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chelseagirl2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious place to eat, especially for laksa. I like the king prawn and wonton laksa but also the special combination laksa. Have come on numerous occasions and during different times e.g. peak hour rush at lunch and other times. Taste and flavour is always consistent. The portions have reduced over the years which is a shame but understandable as most... More 

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canberra
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible! WHY are there all the good reviews of the laksa at Happy Chef? I and some friends bought this last night, excited by the reviews, only to find it was so bad we threw it out despite being hungry. Not spicy AT ALL - bland, watery. Located in a food court which is not a problem normally but we'll... More 

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Thank bluestocking2
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My Singaporean boss turned me onto laksa. The options here at home is not that great, so when I saw on Yelp that this place is getting solid reviews, I knew I had to come try a bowl. The food court reminded me of being in Asia. The photo heavy menu was helpful to my non-Asian BF. I ended up... More 

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Thank jnsasf05
Exmouth, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Made with plenty of fresh crisp vegetables and generous portions of seafood. The overall soup size is very large and soup delicious. Definitely great value for money.

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Thank Nikki S
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84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Fresh seafood and very tasty. Quick and friendly service. Always packed. I had the seafood combination laksa and it was good.

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Darlena B
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Chris P
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Secret_Possum
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jocelyn1968
chicagoland
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 9281 5832

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Seafood, Australian

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.