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Happy Palace Restaurant

Level 1, 87 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 9654 2715
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Ranked #2,596 of 4,039 Restaurants in Melbourne
Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I think they must have changed their menu here or have a different menu on Saturday nights? The food was pretty damn poor. And the dishes I read about in the Broadsheet magazine certainly were not on the menu. The friendly staff and trendy fit out are the only redeeming qualities of this restaurant. Don't go for good food. Perhaps... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Great atmos, and some of the dishes were great, but the others not so. Avoid the Sui Mai, couldn't taste a prawn nor chive. Got all our main dishes before our entrees. Several different waitresses. Sizzling beef didn't come. 10 minutes after we reminded one of our waitresses of its absence, she arrived with a plate which she announced was... More

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Woodend, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Loved this place. A tongue in cheek Chinese with some great food. Try the fried rice , vegetables and the deep fried lettuce. Yum Service was excellent , staff incredibly friendly and all called Nigel regardless of sex. We loved that we got our mains before the entrées and also the atmosphere was great. Try it . You wont regret... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

The experience at "Happy Palace" was terrible as soon as we walked in. Firstly, they booked our table for 7 on the wrong night, told a table would be ready in 5 minutes... 20 minutes later we were squeezed into a booth and proceeded to sit for another 30 minutes before we were even acknowledged to take food orders. When... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Having been to traditional yum cha at Happy Palace years ago, it was reassuring that the decor had not changed from the 1980's, but the emphasis is now on cocktails and a take off of a southern Californian Chinese takeaway diner, as explained by our waitress. The food was good, with something for everyone, but not very large helpings -... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a 'Friday night drinks after work and stay on for a meal' type of place. Chinese menu and the food was quite good, lots of Chinese kitsch, which was fun, but the crowd was definitely 20s and 30s Aussies of all nationalities and the wait staff charming, but very anglo. Given the drinks after work vibe, it is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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245 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant had only been open a week before our visit. Actually it opened in the 1980s under the same name, but this is a new crew. The web site is funny (www.happypalace.com.au) and lists the full menu and drinks. For lunch we had the quite good sesame prawn toast with Japanese mayo ($7.50 for 4 pieces), the delicious crab... More

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Additional Information about Happy Palace Restaurant

Address: Level 1, 87 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9654 2715
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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