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Happy's Chinese Restaurant

#142 of 1,014 Restaurants in Canberra
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17 Garema Pl | Canberra City, Canberra 2601, Australia
61262497015
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hobart, Australia
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked out Happy's quite randomly and are very pleased that we did. Our entrees were served quickly and were very tasty. The main courses were fantastic! Chilly garlic prawns were so tasty and the steamed duck combo was awesome. Hope to get back to Happy's again!

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Thank nicktaz
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My first dinner experience here was as a student about 30 years ago and I remember this as a good value restaurant for a rather "poor" student then. 30 years on and its still there, almost exactly the way it was then, still serving good decent food but of course inflation has taken a toll on prices. Do not go... More 

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Thank Charles L
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The food is amazing, the service is amazing, the prices are amazing, the staff are the best - Hi Gavin and it is the place we go to celebrate all our special times. Even in Honkers they admire the fine Chinese cuisine available at Happy's.

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Thank 78phillipl
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Happy' is the best place for friendly service and delicious food. The food is wonderful and always tastes great. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. It's truly a hidden gem here.

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Thank Rhonda Y
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We walked into the restaurant and Manager was berating staff. Did not even stop while we were ordering. Menu not very detailed so you will not be exactly sure of what is in each dish until it arrives. We ordered take away. The meals were very olily and lacking freshness and flavour. I definitely would not eat here again and... More 

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Thank Melanie R
Dubbo, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

AMAZING. Not the best looking entrance but amazing food and brilliant ambiance. Very highly recommended

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Thank Kate B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Our experience was good and bad but the bad, unfortunately, detracted from the good. Food was very yummy with the exception of our seafood meal which was cold and undercooked - we didnt end up paying for this at the end of the night. Prices were not so bad. Our main drama for the night was that the wait staff... More 

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Thank Fiona M
New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Happys was ok nothing special , dumpling house twice as good . More authentic Chinese then normal places .

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Thank Ed H
Winmalee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

I love a chinese feed and went to Happy's as it was walking distance from our accommodation at the Novotel and close to the Canberra Theatre where we were going to a show after dinner. Sadly the food left a lot to be desired, particularly so given there were so many positive reviews I had read prior to choosing this... More 

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Thank richo21282
Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Dropped in on a quiet Saturday night meal on the March long weekend to this downstairs Canberra institution. Well cooked, generous portions, fresh ingredients and authentic Cantonese cuisine. Wee bit space deprived but overall good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Garema Pl | Canberra City, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: 61262497015

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