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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about this place! We came in with a large party that unexpectedly became even larger after LCC’s graduation. The waitress was amazing! And I say THE waitress, because turns out the other wait staff had no showed on graduation...day! Shame on them! This young lady did an incredible job of taking care of a completely packed restaurant! The food was excellent! Literally the best beef and broccoli I’ve ever had! The meat was so tender it melted in my mouth! Sorry I didn’t take pictures! Highly recommend Happy Garden!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

Happy Garden is one of my favorite stops when I'm in Lamar. The COVID virus thankfully has not taken it down. When I ordered a take-out, I wanted to try some different items. As usual, I ordered the Seafood Hot/Sour Soup and was not disappointed....I also ordered a bit more food, with the expectation of being able to have an in-room breakfast [the hotel I stayed at had only pastries and coffee available]. Beef Chow Fun was a delicious mix of soft rice noodles with slices of beef and a mix of different julienne vegetables with a brown sauce that coated every noodle. It was great as next-morning leftovers. The Sesame Shrimp came with steamed rice. I really wanted to like it, but there was a serious flaw in it- TOO MUCH BATTER! Rather small shrimp were butterflied and dipped in a batter that, when fried, made each shrimp nearly indistinguishable when you bit into it. It seemed a lot of entree, until you could not really taste the shrimp. The steamed rice is very near an afterthought after all that coating. I just could not finish it. It was too much batter. The Golden Squid might have been a better appetizer, but it suffered from not too much taste and it does not hold up well to take-out. By the time I got to it, it was barely warm. There was a soy-based dipping sauce, but I don't take to that much sodium. Happy Garden is still a very good place for Chinese in Lamar. These flaws are, in my opinion, VERY FIXABLE. I really want this place to keep serving great food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 29, 2020 via mobile

Decided to try this place.. hubby ordered orange chicken extra spicy, want spicy at all. I ordered the beef, chicken and shrimp combo not as spicy, I could not eat it, it was too spicy and the shrimp is breaded, gross.. ordered fried dumpling, which...I can't even describe the flavor, but yuck.. the egg rolls were edible, but even though I asked for extra sweet and sour sauce all I got was one.. if you want Chinese, go to the green garden Chinese, so much better..More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

We stopped for dinner with a large group of 26. We were in and out in an hour and enjoyed a great meal. The staff were professional and fun; clearly a well run restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Egg rolls were delicious. But the lemon chicken was so salty I could not eat it. My husband had sweet & sour shrimp. Large portion but way too much breading on the shrimp. Waitress very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

After a long day driving, we were hungry and tired, so we just wanted something good to eat before retiring to our hotel. The Happy Garden fit the bill perfectly. We got the Combination Lo Mein, and it was fresh and delicious. Yum! Would go...there again in a minute!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I eat at Happy Garden tow or three times a month, and I have always been warmly greeted by the staff. There is a wide variety of chines meals to choose from, but I usually eat the Kung Pao shrimp or one of the curry...meals. You cannot go wrong at Happy Garden!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This restaurant is the best in Lamar as far as we are concerned. Much better Thai food than anywhere else. A must eat place that stays busy. Welcome addition to Lamar where good restaurant choices are hard to come by.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Coming back from a Memorial Day trip, we stopped in, not having a clue if it was good or not: it was BEYOND good! The service was fast and friendly, and the food was above average! Definitely a return-to destination.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Food was really good and was able to accommodate a large group. They were willing to split checks, and everyone got something different, and everyone really enjoyed their meal. The dinner specials were a pretty good deal. Best of all, unlike most Chinese food, these...dishes were really not overly salty and had great flavor.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Yes, Happy Garden offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Happy Garden offers delivery services.

  • Happy Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5