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Happy Chef Chinese Restaurant

266 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 3423
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wonton soup” (8 reviews)
“laksa” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
266 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

6 of us ate here recently and everything about the restaurant is great. Easy to order and pay for your own. Menu setup on the wall is fresh,new and easy to understand. Food serves are good, freshly cooked and prices around $13 - $20. Between...More

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great size servings. Quick to serve. Chinese favourites all available. Happy Chef has had a paint job recently and this gives it a fresh look on the inside.

Thank Soffiiy
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Fast service and a good range of well priced Chinese food in the heart of newtown. This longstanding institution is a great place for some quick tasty food. My fried rice was excellent.

Thank ChiefsBTB
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Tasty food. Quickly served. Licenced! Not too expensive! Great for a quick dinner on our way to a show.

Thank FrPaKr
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I was a some what shocked and depressed at my recent visit to Happy Chef. Food was shiny and resembled something of a suburban or country town Chinese restaurant. The tables where quite dirty and the condiments looked like they needed refreshing as well as...More

4  Thank fizz147
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a combination seafood and wonton soup. It was amazing. Such a high quality dish. A very friendly man at point of sale. The food court area and seating is extremely clean. A great area to bring the family.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

An institution in Newtown. People travel for miles to eat here. Always cheap and cheerful and it's where the locals go for "Crack" Laksa. So good, it's addictive.

Thank Lozontour
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for about 20 years. I love their Seafood Laksa probably the best in Sydney in saying that they have a very wide selection of food, there is something for everyone. The service is quick & efficient. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Taan S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Flavourless greasy food. Food looks and tastes like made from other leftovers. There are much better places around to eat Chinese or Thai. Not recommended to anyone.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Not much to look at from the outside, Happy Chef has been satisfying local diners for several decades with their delicous, honest cheap eats, and my wife and I have both been eating here for over 20 years independent of each other. Extremely well priced...More

Thank SirPrince
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
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