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New Happy Garden

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133 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6988
11:00 - 21:00
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Canton, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting this place since the old Walmart location. Friendly staff and good food. You get a lot of food for a low price.

Thank Abbycunning
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visit this restaurant on a regular basis and think it is really good food for the price. I love their Hot and Sour soup and Crab rangoons. My last dining experience wasn't as good as the others. Food on the bar didn't seem to be quite hot enough. Maybe it was just an off day.

Thank Jill A
Waynesville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this place since it opened on Paragon Parkway. It used to be our favorite place. I feel like the owners just no longer care anymore. Prices keep going up but the quality keeps going down. The restaurant itself seems to need a facelift and a good cleaning. I really hope they take mine and some... More 

Thank lolo1418
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Service is only fair and food just keeps getting worse. I have been a customer here for many years even back to the old Walmart shopping center and everything has changed here. The food is sometimes cold on the buffet bar or has been sitting to the point of drying out. I doubt I will go back here.

Thank Toby F
Nashville. TN
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was very sick after we ate here from what I assume was MSG. The female/owner? was quite testy and seemed as if she had done us a favor by taking our money. I eat Chinese all the time and their egg drop soup was weird, crab rangoon was good. The rest of the food was .....meh. Would never eat... More 

Thank SVtravelagent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I loved everything about my visit. service, food and price! Restaurant is beautiful. the staff make you feel right at home, The restrooms are very clean! The staff are friendly and will help if you need help. You don't have to eat the buffet, they have a great menu as well. You can order buffet to go also.

Thank Tina M
Waynesville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here often as it is the only Chinese in town. Sadly the buffet keeps going downhill. It's just not worth it anymore. Everything tastes the same. Same food. There are so many items I don't eat because I have gotten sick that it's better to order off the menu. Very frustrating and such a great opportunity to be... More 

Thank Peach909
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went after 1pm for the lunch buffet ($7.99). It is a very typical décor and our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. We started with the salad bar and found all the items fresh, and the dressings tasty. Next we tried the hot and sour soup - it was one of the best bowls we've ever had. Added green onions... More 

Thank Laurie R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We used to go to the Peking that was on the hill with Ingles but started going to New Happy Garden when they closed. Since they have very little competition in our area could probably explain why they keep going downhill. I love hot and sour soup but theirs is awful. It is not spicy enough or not sour enough... More 

Thank Lisa T
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Meh. It's pretty much an average Chinese restaurant. Not much variety and could offer more veggies or non-fried items. Choices rarely change (the buffet is kinda like a security blanket in my opinion... nothing special but you know what you'll get). Mostly I go when my mom gets a hankering and I don't want to drive all the way to... More 

Thank Patti J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?