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The Happy Monk

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Units 107-110, Ground Floor, Peace World Apartments | 29 Jianshe 5 Road, Guangzhou 510060, China
Name/address in local language
+86 20 8376 5597
10:30 - 02:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found it a little tricky to find this restaurant. We had a delicios lunch and drinks, lots to choose from. We were not rushed and relaxed waiting to meet Ben from Cycle Canton.

Thank Mandy B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant location, good food and English speaking staff. There are indoor and outdoor areas, smoking seems confined to the outdoors. Might have just been me, but the beer could have been a bit colder, otherwise a nice place for a meal and socialising

Thank Ray B
Guangzhou, China
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found by accident got off train went exploring found happy monk friendly staff Comfortable surrounds and most importantly great beer selection!! Price reasonable compared to Sydney Australia will be back on a regular basis

Thank bigdave11159
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a concern when the staff take your order without writing it down or reciting it back to you. However, the food came out in the desired order: starters first! So far, so good but then came the mains- while we were still eating the first course, admittedly- and things took a turn for the worse. The fish was heavily... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I often use this place for lunch. They have a few business lunch set for low price, like less than 100rmb. Good to sit outside too if the weather is nice. Evening time can be many people, especially on the weekends.

Thank mmm H
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I visit Happy Monk last weekend during their Happy Hour and I got a great experience there. The fish and chip was delicious and they also offer a good promotion during happy hour period. The price is reasonnable and the service is friendly. I recommend this place to anyone who visit Guangzhou!

Thank cocoss01
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Happy monk makes you happy .. it a lovely place .good fun and drink .i like very much . Nice terrace

Thank Katerina I
Shandong, China
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped for lunch on a busy Saturday during Lantern Festival. The service was outstanding, the food tasted and looked great - something on the menu for everyone, and the outdoor terrace and inside the restaurant had wonderful ambience. The food is more western, but very fresh ingredients. Enjoy.

Thank Denise M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to enjoy a cold one with Happy monk's wide choice of meals! I love this place and is constantly good

Thank crazymaik
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I love the food at Happy Monk and the atmosphere, its reasonably priced and their is a good selection of alcohol. However, as someone who only eats fish - no meat. I find there are limited options. This is not a problem as I love the anti-pasti platter- and as usual I ask the waiter as clearly as I can... More 

Thank Hana M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$17
Bar, International, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Units 107-110, Ground Floor, Peace World Apartments | 29 Jianshe 5 Road, Guangzhou 510060, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 20 8376 5597
The Happy Monk is a lively and welcoming Western-style bar and restaurant, currently there are three outlets of The Happy Monk in Guangzhou city. The first is in Jianshe Wu Road branch, conveniently tucked away on a leafy backstreet a stone's throw away from the Garden Hotel. Cool wooden and copper interiors with large sliding doors opening out onto an outdoor terrace, a full food menu, an eclectic mix of music videos and an extensive range of imported draft beers and very cool cocktails have made The Happy Monk a true destination of choice for both locals and expats alike. The second is in XingSheng Road branch. Part of the rows of shops in the trendy bar street in Zhujiang New Town, this branch boasts high ceilings and a second floor at that. Staying true to The Happy Monk roots, wooden interiors and copper decorations for the bar can be found in this branch. Address: Unit 109, 7 XingSheng Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou Third but not least, is in Happy Valley Shopping Mall. Located not in the shopping mall but outside it in the square. This is the largest store with a terrace surrounding it filled with booths for guests to take a break after shopping. In the evening, it is a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the company of friends. Address: Unit 124, G/F, Happy Valley Shopping Mall, 36 Machang Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

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