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2505 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2865
919-237-2021
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Richlands, Virginia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this past Saturday and I enjoyed the food and the restaurant. The restaurant was clean and the server was friendly. I played it safe and ordered seasons chicken which was very food. It was hot when they placed it on the table so I liked that it did not sit for several minutes until it was served. The... More 

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Thank Seraphita2013
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made reservations for a large group (about 12), and Happy China had tables and chairs waiting for us when we arrived. From what I could tell, everybody in my group liked his/her food (I certainly did), and our waitress was fantastic. She was very attentive and accommodating. I will definitely be back to try more of the many, many... More 

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Thank Ultrasuede
Durham, North Carolina
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444 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I'm pretty particular about my Chinese spots, but this place lived up to the hype. We opted to try the steamed and fried dumplings as we were starved - both great, then got entrees as well. The dumplings came out within minutes, and we had barely finished those when the main dishes arrived. Super fast service, and the quality was... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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470 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Most Chinese food is pretty generic, with Happy Family, beef with broccoli, etc being pretty much the same at any Chinese eatery you'll find in the US. Happy China's menu indeed features these standbys and others, but it was nice to see a section of the menu featuring more authentic dishes catering to Chinese rather than American palates. I had... More 

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Thank David S
NC
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Happy China features the most authentic Chinese menu I've found in the south. They have great duck and awesome customer service!!

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Thank ShamLNC
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

If you're looking to get your Asian sensation fix then this is a great spot. The food tastes good and the staff is friendly. It's a cozy little spot in Durham for a quiet night with friends.

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Thank HeathcliffTheCat
Galena, Ohio
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Not a good experience. I went here because it had great reviews and since it was Chinese new year, there would not be any better place to go...nope, I was wrong. When I got there, i was luck enough, or unlucky enough to get the only guy waiter. This waiter had no sense of service. I ordered 3 dishes, Singapore... More 

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Thank jadava
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We like all kinds of Chinese cuisine and so far this is the best in the area. Not the usual American chinese fare.

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Thank savvymgt
Durham
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Among the limited choices of authentic Chinese food in Durham - Chapel Hill, Happy China stands out above the competition. The good news is this place is very good on its own and would be so even among places in NY, San Francisco etc. Growing up around Chinatown in NYC, I've had my share of the real deal. Happy China... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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191 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We just came back from dinner on Christmas day. Not surprisingly, the restaurant was very busy as most places were closed. There was a long line of people waiting for a table. Fortunately, we had a reservation. Unfortunately there was no one acting as a hostess for about 15 minutes. So reservation or not, everyone just had to stand there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2505 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707-2865
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-237-2021

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