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“Dim sum heaven”

Happy Days Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #338 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Dim sum heaven”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is an experience to have during the lunch hours. The dim sum carts zip up to your table and the waitresses very rapidly and efficiently tell you all the selections they have. My kids love it and the prices are fair. Classic Chinese dimsum that includes chicken feet, steamed mochi rice stuffed with pork and shrimp, etc. parking out back is ample. The baked Managua and pork hash are excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loud, busy, but good food”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Good place for dim sum. Loud, noisy, very, very busy, but need to be patient to wait your turn for a table. Sundays newspaper has a dining out section that also has a coupon for a cash discount of either 5% or 10%, Try everything, because its that good. Parking lot is busy, so plan accordingly.

Visited February 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Go where local Chinese go..”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

My family loves this place. It is a typical Chinese dim sum restaurant where it is busy, no frills, and you might have to fend for yourself. The food is good and reasonably priced. There is parking in the back (2 hours free if you show your handicap credentials) and the place can be packed with a line out the door.

They do a pickled pigs feet which is one of the best. However, it doesn't come around on the carts and you have to order it. The spinach and shrimp is good too if you want something less salty.

It is on a bus route, so if you don't have a car and you don't want to go to a typical Chinatown or tourist dim sum restaurant, try this place and you will be satisfied.

  • Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles
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169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Really disappointed”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We visited here with extended family, and had a 8-course dinner. The Peking duck was really tasty, and their sea bass. But after that, it was all down hill. The food was really oily, and there was a lot of deep fried dishes in sauce. Service and parking were not an issue, but it really wasn't a special meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dim Sum”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This place is always packed at lunch time especially on the weekends. The dim sum is some of the best. Try oyster sauce chicken with cake noodle, seafood bundle, siu mai, taro gauk, baked char siu bau, new mai gai, and egg tart for dessert.
The taro gauk and egg tart MUST be hot or don't order. This place is so busy that you have to be a take charge person. The carts go around but I like to order everything at one time so I don't have to wait for the cart. My family and I eat here alot. Good value and ask for discount for cash payment when ordering dim sum.

Visited January 2013
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