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Happy Garden

Chinese, Asian, Diner
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174 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
207-885-0121
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Improved Happy Garden is right up there

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2013
jdberts
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Scarborough, Maine
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Palm Shores, Florida, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ordered food at the hotel I was staying at and the service was very fast and the food was very good! I would def order here again if I was in town!

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Scarborough, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant nickles and dimes their customers. I have been going here for over four years off and on. The tidbit was always a family favorite which about four months ago was $11.95. Now it costs $14.00. If you ask for a couple of extra ducks sauces they will charge you an additional 50 cents. They only fill up the... More 

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Gorham, Maine, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are like me and moved to Maine from the Boston area you will area that it's hard to find Chinese food that tastes compared to Boston I don't know what they do differently but Happy Garden in Scar is it! They have the same type of chicken fingers and pork fried rice I grew up with. Their staff... More 

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh, hot food well prepared and tasty. Egg rolls and crab rangoon are excellent, as is the hot and sour soup. I ordered the General Tso chicken, and was quite pleased with its light batter and flavorful sauce that was not too heavy or greasy as is sometimes true elsewhere. The fried rice was nice and soft, tasty and fresh... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best Chinese restaurant we've eaten at around Portland/South Portland/Westbrook/Scarborough area. Everything is tasty, freshly-made, and portions are generous. The owner, a native of New York, oversees everything so it comes out first-grade. Love the Crab Rangoon and the Seafood Vegetable dinner combo.

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Scarborough, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 207-885-0121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 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?