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2329 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5406
831-372-3541
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Pretty Happy About Happy Dragon

Looking for Asian food in the Monterey, CA area offers a couple of choices, but I went with Happy Dragon. The Happy Dragon is a very no frills location, with medium size seating areas immediately to the left and right of the entry way. The takeout ordering counter is directly in front of you as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CDobyns
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Maryland
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Maryland
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for Asian food in the Monterey, CA area offers a couple of choices, but I went with Happy Dragon. The Happy Dragon is a very no frills location, with medium size seating areas immediately to the left and right of the entry way. The takeout ordering counter is directly in front of you as you come in the door,... More 

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Thank CDobyns
Monterey, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each and every meal I have ordered at this restaurant is delicious! The vegetables always cooked to perfection. Service great --- what a treat to eat here!

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Thank mobayrt
La Canada, California
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578 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This restaurant seemed quite unenthusiastic with service...we sat ourselves and service was extremely slow. Our orders were taken long after we sat down and decided. The food took a long time to be served...usually Chinese Restaurants have the food coming out to one rather quickly...we were surprised how long it took here. The dishes did not taste that great to... More 

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Thank Rogerdob
Carmel, California
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I've been going to Happy Dragon since they first opened in a smaller location down the street. A gre at family restaurant with a wide variety of options, most notably their lunch plates which include substantial portions. The food is fresh and they are very accomodating to requests. A great place for lunch or to grab a lunch plate to... More 

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Thank mswiseguy
Willits, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was with walking distance of where I was staying. Good sized portions and the food tasted great.

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Thank deco_traveler
Seaside, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The service is always prompt and friendly. We love the walnut prawns and egg rolls. The food is fresh and has a little bit of a Vietnamese twist to it. Lots of good food for a reasonable price.

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Marina, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We went here last minute on Christmas night. The place was really busy. There appeared to be 2 waitresses, one on each side of the building. Our drinks took a while to get to us. It was obvious that our waitress was doing the best she could and we appreciated that. Probably waited about 90 minutes to get our food.... More 

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Thank mrsestrada1314
Carmel, California, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Perhaps this place is better for take out, but we sat awhile. The food was good, though they did not have chow fun! The hot and sour soup was very good.

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Thank Peter L
Monterey, California
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fresh and tasty food, offered by happy and professional staff, in a consistently clean environment and for a reasonable price: This is the Happy Dragon restaurant in Monterey on North Fremont, before you get to Seaside. Located across the street from the Best Western hotel, and adjacent to Monterey Produce Co., look for the big red sign that says "Happy... More 

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Thank SteveHMonterey
Kansas City, Missouri
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I got the Tofu with Green Beans and it was very good. Rice was extra which I thought was odd. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is very nice.

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Thank MidwestYankee21

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2329 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-372-3541

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?