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184 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583-1756
508-835-1666
Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New owners, new name, gone downhill

Happy Garden II is now called China Express and it changed ownership several months ago. The food is now terrible. We had an order of General Gau's chicken that was "off." We let them know about it--none of us could even eat it, that's how bad it was. They were apologetic but did not get us a new... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2014
SMC88
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Holden, MA
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Holden, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Happy Garden II is now called China Express and it changed ownership several months ago. The food is now terrible. We had an order of General Gau's chicken that was "off." We let them know about it--none of us could even eat it, that's how bad it was. They were apologetic but did not get us a new entrée or... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We ordered delivery from here to try it out. We usually go to Min's Wok for takeout or dine in at Cheouy Lee's - both of them blow this place away with the quality of their food. Everything was pretty blah, honestly some of the worst Chinese food I've tasted. We tried pork fried rice, chicken lo-mein, egg rolls and... More 

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Worcester
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I love the food here, I think it is great. Try the Garlic Chicken, yummmm! While the atmosphere isn't the greatest in the Chinese food world - go to Nancy Chang if you want to pay more and get food that isn't as good, the food comes in good quantities and is very tasty. I love the hot and sour... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Wow, this is the first time I've been so disappointed with a restaurant, I've bothered to take the time to post about it. I went there for lunch take-out and the Kung Pao chicken was basically flavorless other than the too-hot spices and the crab rangoons were soft and chewy with very little crunch, although the filling was good. Why... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

I've been going here for years. They changed owners in '09 and it got worse, they changed owners again last year and have been good again.

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Holden, MA
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35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Happy Garden has again changed owners (awhile back) and is now very good again! They are friendly, accommodating, and the food is MUCH improved from the previous owners. This restaurant has gone through at least 3 owners in the past few years but the current ones are very good.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

They have a lunch buffet which is nice and inexpensive, and the buffet also comes with a soda with refills. They also offer a regular menu including children's offerings that are 5.00. You can ask for chicken fried rice instead of pork fried rice. I recommend going at lunch time for the buffet. They are not fancy inside but OK.... More 

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Worcester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

I've been in Happy Garden many times. Every time is great. They have excellent food, it's always fresh. Their prices are decent. My favorite are their rice and teriyaki chicken, it's the best around!

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West Boylston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

I couldn’t agree with SMC88 more. Since Happy Garden II changed ownership the prices went up and food quality down. I’ve tried it several times too, wondering if I happened in on a bad day or something but, not the case. It’s unfortunate as it is right down the street from me and I’d go there 3-4 times a month.... More 

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Holden, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2009

This used to be our very favorite restaurant--great food, by far the best in the area (and we are VERY picky about Chinese food). We ate there once a week almost. Now they've had a change in ownership and the food quality is not nearly as good. They've also made the restaurant very dark and added these flashing tacky colored... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583-1756
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  West Boylston
  • Phone Number: 508-835-1666
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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