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130 East Main Street, Orange, VA 22960-1655
(540) 672-1044 ‎
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Neighborhood favorite

One of two Chinese restaurants in town, both of which have their fans -- I prefer this one, and like the friendly service very much. The only quibble I have is that, while the lunch buffet is cooked fresh and replenished quickly, they are frequently a good bit later starting it up than advertised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
travelrookie05
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Orange, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Best Chinese food in the town of Orange. Yeah yeah, "There's only two Chinese places anyhow!" Well, this one is the best and the other isn't. This is my (and everyone I know) go to in Orange for good, cheap lunch. Skip the Great Fall or whatever it is. Eat here.

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Orange, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of two Chinese restaurants in town, both of which have their fans -- I prefer this one, and like the friendly service very much. The only quibble I have is that, while the lunch buffet is cooked fresh and replenished quickly, they are frequently a good bit later starting it up than advertised on their banner. If you are... More 

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Physics workshop group I was with decided on Chinese for lunch, so we made our way to the Happy Gardens lunch buffet. The staff (two people) had no trouble sliding a couple of tables together for the 10 of us, and were very quick to keep our glasses full. The buffet was very good, with a large number of... More 

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Santa Barbara, Calif
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This family run restaurant has variety, and many of the dishes one might expect. We have had the advice when trraveling internationally:

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went back to the Happy Garden the other night for dinner. I ordered the Cashew Shrimp. It had plenty of large shrimp with mixed veggies. Most of my experience with them has been "take out". It appears that a large portion of their business still is. While service was slow, it was a good meal.

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Madison, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We have been eating wonderful meals at Happy Garden on Main Street in downtown Orange for almost 20 years - a record for Orange when many other restaurants have closed, re-opened, and closed again! The food at Happy Garden is delicious and dependable. We've gone as a couple and also taken our families there. It's a favorite! We often enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had the buffet lunch here as we passed through on our road trip. The lunch was very reasonably priced and the food was excellent. The buffet was replenisihed frequently, so nothing ran out, there was a good choice of dishes for mains and desserts.

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Rapidan, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We have been going to Happy Gardens for years, and the food is very good. We like to get the fried rice, hunan beef, lo mein, and their steamed dumplings. The wait staff are very nice and the prices are great especially because you get a large portion that you can take home and eat at work or lunch the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My family eats at Happy Garden frequently, the food is reasonably priced and the quality of the food is good. The egg rolls are probably the best around the central VA area, they are thin crusted filo. The sauces are very authentic, we love the hunan shrimp. During lunch time they do have a small buffet, but it ends at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 East Main Street, Orange, VA 22960-1655
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (540) 672-1044 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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

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