We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant

#569 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
266 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 3423
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 61: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happy Chef create totally awesome Chinese dishes. Been going here for years and it has not changed in quality or affordability. We had Shandong Chicken and Chicken/Wonton soup. Both were top notch. The broth was tasty and the chicken skin sooooo crispy! See you soon ! The staff are also very friendly.

Thank Steve d
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good old Happy Chef.. Such a reliable place to eat. Happy staff no matter how packed out the place is. It's my go to restaurant for good cheap Chinese eats in Newtown. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank MissTraceyTravels
Terrigal, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

What a great revisit after I believe nearly 30 years of dining at the restaurant the food is just amazing. Moving away from Newtown my family home town. Living on the Central Coast always love to call in for a Spicy Beef Soup with Wontons. Never let down in fact each visit just gets better. So to the beautiful staff... More 

Thank KarenTerrigal
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been coming to the Happy Chef in Newtown since 2006 and have never had a bad meal. My favourite dishes are the chicken and wonton soup, the crispy chicken with Santon Sauce and Ginger and Shallots. They do mean crumbed prawn cutlet as well. The service is friendly they remember you even though you have not been there... More 

Thank VeronicaChewy
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Visited here on many occasions and love the place. There is huge variety on the menu and so affordable! Can get pretty busy during the peak times but there is a lot of space inside and the food is always tasty and authentic.

Thank Claire A
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great place for a consistent quality quick meal with no frills. gets a little busy during peak meal times.

Thank peterkeenan1957
Level Contributor
99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Massive selection of meals with them all pictured of the menu wall. Located on King Street in Newtown. Heaps of indoor seating. Friendly and fast service, our meals were out in less than 5 minutes and the food was super fresh and delicious. Prices were reasonable, about $13 per meal which were large servings with rice included. Exactly the type... More 

Thank Shane A
Level Contributor
104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times . I found the food really good especially the laksa . It's always busy . It's a bit of a no frills place but the food and service is very good . And good value for money.

Thank Leo D
Level Contributor
114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were a group of four adults and one child and we went for dinner at Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant in Newtown, NSW. We had a Laksa dish, Hokkien Noodles with Chicken, Lemon Chicken, Satay Prawns and Rice and Fried Rice, The meals arrived within a short time and everything was nice and hot. We were all happy with the... More 

Thank Toujo
Level Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A disgusting mix of fat, vietsin (taste exhausteur) and bones (ordered a duck) absolutely tasteless though. For the first time in my life I left my meal on the table after 2 bites. Not cheap, not good... avoid, cross the road and find a better place. A shame, I used to eat there as a student 20 years ago. Avoid.

Thank Audreyr R

Travellers who viewed Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 266 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 3423

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

Neighbourhood Profile
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
Explore this neighbourhood