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Happy Garden

174 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
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Ranked #54 of 78 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Diner
Dining options: Lunch
Most recent review
- Dec 2, 2013
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Dining options: Lunch
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14 reviews from our community

50% Recommend
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English first
Scarborough, Maine
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Primarily a take out restaurant with a few tables, Happy Garden has edged out some of my favorites in the Chinese food category. The previous restaurant was OK but not that great. The new menu is way improved. Lots of shrimp in my shrimp fried rice. Egg rolls were excellent. This folks are looking for customers so the portions are... More

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Happy Garden's is a take out Chinese food restaurant. Call ahead and pick up. They are friendly and nice. The food is good. We ordered sweet and sour chicken and sesame chicken. The sesame chicken was really, really sweet. Won't order that again but the sweet and sour chicken was good.

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Scarborough, ME
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We live locally and had a few problems in the past BUT our neighbors said they loved the food at Happy Garden. Surprise they are under new ownership! So we placed a take out order. They were nice and got our order perfect (a big problem with former ownership). Portions were good and if you are happy with good old... More

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Portland, Maine
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167 reviews 167 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Well I did drag my wife in after reading a recent positive PPH review and she did have good memories from a visit a few years back. So off we went and parked on the delivery door side of the restaurant. I hopped out and did notice along the side of the restaurant a large vermin sort of trap right... More

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Bowdoin, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Happy Garden Restaurant at 174 US Route 1 in Scarborough, Maine is NOTHING like the picture shown with a fancy dining room. It actually has no fancy dining room and is more for take out than to eat in. The restaurant has a few booths and that is it. I am not sure where the picture came from showing... More

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Old Orcahrd Beach
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Awesome, delicious food. Fast delivery and great customer service. The General Tso's is phenomenal and they deliver very far. They also followed up with me to make sure the food was good. The new owners are doing a great job!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My family and I decided to give Happy Garden a try because I wasn't feeling well and didn't want to go out to eat. I choose them because they deliver to our house. We chose the items we wanted and I called in our order. They must have been busy because I did have a little wait on the phone.... More

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Scarborough, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We've always bought our Chinses food at this location. The 1st owner Faith was awesome, great food and she ran it perfectly. 2nd owners pretty much followed Faith's way. This 3rd owner now WOW. All he does is nickel and dime you. A $1 for a tea bag unbelievable. You go there and spend $30 - $40 0n food and... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011 via mobile

Tried the general tso. The flavor was ok. It didn't include any veggies at all. Just chicken (dark meat) and sauce. The rice was below average. I am deturmined to find a really good Chinese restuarant around here but this definitely isn't one of them.....

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I am an avid chinese food eater, i've tried all the places, the pupu plater is always the test for me becaus you get a nice sample of all the best apps. This place is just average, no great but not bad. This is pretty much just takeout, no place to eat inside, and building is out dated. They have... More

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