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Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant

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1980 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2837
+1 831-728-4766
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has been over 20 years since we have eaten here (new owners now). We were quickly seated, but it was a while for the waitress to return to take our orders. The food was very good and service was good. The prices are reasonable. Restaurant was very clean.

Thank Beachwalker5
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I eat here on a weekly basis and the food is great. The hot & sour soup is exceptional. Chang Sha chicken is great with its ginger flavor.

Thank Steve S
Watsonville, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Awesome customer service, whew, what a relief! We had 3 servers checking on us, if we needed anything, how we doing. So nice. Then the food was super DEEEELICOUSSS! The cook actually cooked something special for our vegetarian diet. SO ACCOMANADING! Yeah, we left a nice tip. We were stoked!

Thank dianelnormand
Sacramento CA
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Ordered the smaller of the "for two" dinners, and it was more then enough for both adult working men to enjoy. The food was typical chinese, but well prepared and served.

Thank jonthethird
Freedom, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

No msg quick service. Good for eating in or taking out, big tables with lazy Susan's. Love their honey pecan prawns, Mongolian beef, my shu pork, chicken chow mien, garlic eggplant are some of my personal favorites. I'm even getting a bunch the day before thanksgiving as they close that day and skipping the turkey!! One Mother's Day we ordered... More 

Thank Deb822
San Jose, California
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282 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

I took my assistant out to lunch today, and we both ordered the lunch special # 27 (prawns with vegetable deluxe). The shrimp was plentiful as was the vegetables. Enjoyed the bowl of soup (sweet/spicy) broth. Overall, the food was delivered within five minutes so the service was quick, food affordable and great.

Thank EdUrias
Santa Cruz, California
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

A great place for a quick lunch from their special menu or a more leisurely dinner. All food is prepared fresh for each order so non of the greyed out veggies you find at some of the other quick Chinese places. Takeout or dine in - it's great both ways.

Thank Alida S
Sacramento CA
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is in a shopping center, does not look like much. But we found the food excellent and plentiful at a decent price

Thank jonthethird
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had lunch today for two. 15 bucks total...Scallops were sweet, plenty of food .Service is super fast and friendly. Looked around and saw a lot of locals dining. Nearby eateries were near empty while brisk at the garden. Previous reviews were spot on. Can't beat the quality and price.

2 Thank newneed
Morgan Hill, California
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241 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

After experiencing some "not-so-good" Chinese restaurants in the Santa Cruz and Watsonville area, we happened to stumble on this one ... and what a pleasant surprise. Prices are great, especially the lunch menu, and the servings are very large. The sweet and sour soup is the best of the best ... always! We've never been disappointed.

2 Thank cabearcat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1980 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2837
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Freedom
  • Phone Number: +1 831-728-4766

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