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Happy Buddha

€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian
2827 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-2002
+1 409-744-5774
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
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2827 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-2002
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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Decided Chinese sounded good, so John stopped on his way back.. Well he did. It was blah... No difference in taste between our dinners. The won ton soup did have plenty of won tons, (good attribute). The rice was hard. Just not one of the...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I was truly impressed by the warm staff and it was quite apparent that many of their clients are regulars. They knew them by name and warm hugs were all around. The food..... The fried rice was okay, but far from great. The egg rolls...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank WayneOOO
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I ordered chicken chow mein, but boy, was I disappointed. Are my standards too high, coming from NY? NO, I don't think so. It tasted like instant soup! And no duck sauce? Never saw that in a Chinese restaurant before!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Harrietfurby
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Excellent food quality, portion size, service and menu choice. Highly recommended! Used several times whilst staying in Galveston for the month of November in 2015.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank dek1-wok
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Great prices and good food. Not much atmosphere but food makes up for it. Worth a stop if you like asian.

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Best Asian food on the Island!!!! You get HUGE portions for tiny prices!!! There is a great atmosphere,and the bar is awesome too!!!

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank crow2001
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I have been going here since I was a kid. We usually like to go for lunch if we are on the island. The food is always serves hot and the portions are large. I really prefer their egg drop soup and pepper steak compared...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank IAHMom
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We discovered the Happy Buddha several years ago on a trip to Galveston and have always made a point of stopping by. Our last two visits have been very disappointing, however, so I doubt we will go there again. My husband ordered sweet and sour...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank DRobinson1980
Reviewed 7 April 2015

While staying at Quality Inn nearby, my husband picked up 2 meals for us. Food was good, hot & fresh. It was also a good value & very large portions.

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank Arleen H
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We finally stopped here after years of always saying, "We have to stop there sometime.", and really enjoyed our lunch. The interior needs an upgrade, & it reminded me what Chinese restaurants were like when I was a kid in the 70s, but that didn't...More

Date of visit: March 2015
1  Thank Peter K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2827 61st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-5774
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