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Chinese, Fast food
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Dinner
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Takeout, Delivery, Parking Available
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

Wow shocking I work all over Scotland and this is the worst food I have ever had and totally the wrong order, nothing worse when you are 15min from your hotel. I ordered chicken and mushroom curry with egg fried rice and salt and pepper...chips. When I got back to hotel I had the dish above with Gravy not Curry? And the chips, wow deep fried with full of fat taste. Stay awayMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Happy City Ltd, General Manager at Happy City, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022

Thank you for your review. We apologise that we got your order wrong. We would have happily replaced your order if you contacted us again that same evening. If you are still in the area, we are more than happy to compensate you with another...More

Reviewed 27 June 2021

We are on holiday and popped in here after reading the reviews. The food was delicious and very hot. The premises were very clean and the staff friendly. We will go in again before leaving 😃

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2020 via mobile

We visit Elgin quite a lot and we've been coming here for years! Small family run business with some of the nicest staff you'll ever meet. Typcial takeaway menu. Can't go wrong. Can't complain.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 January 2020

Often nip in here when working late, and pass it on my way home. The young chap in there is very friendly and pleasant. I usually get special fried rice and curry sauce. This is the best takeaway I know of in the area. Parking...on street and just beside the place itself.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

Quality of the food here is generally quite nice and the portion sizes could easily feed two people. Owners are also very accommodating when it comes to orders, including removing parts of a dish that may not suit the customer. They’re also quite engaging when...you come in which makes a change to other Chinese takeaways we’ve tried in the past! The only real downside are their sauces - very watery and bland! My satay sauce was thin and largely tasteless unless you gulped down a tablespoonful of the stuff and even then the peanut taste was barely noticeable. Likewise the sauces in another couple dishes which we ordered. As I say, most of the food here is up to a good standard, so hopefully then can bring their sauces up that level too.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

Order 3 meals all different whit chips and rice the only thing that wasn't burnt was the portion of rice Realy poor nobody couldn't eat it was so badly cooked Will.not be back

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

We used this takeaway during our holiday in Elgin and were all really impressed. If we lived nearer we’d definitely go again. Thanks for a lovely meal!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

We are up in Elgin for the weekend and love Chinese food we done plenty research and this looked like it was the one but oh we were really let down the ribs were short and grisly the lemon chicken came with cucumber,tomato,lettuce,pineapple & and...lemon the sauce was bland the crispy shredded beef was as bad ☹️☹️☹️sorry we will not be back or recommendMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

One of the best meals I have ever had (special fried rice). A friend recommended I go there. She said that she never goes anywhere else, and has been using them for years. Service was quick and the chap behind the counter was just lovely....An absolute gem of a find!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

Excellent Chinese takeaway food is always great good portions at a good price and the owners are lovely people

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is the best Chinese takeaway we've found in Elgin (so far, anyways). I think the service and the people who own it will likely keep us coming back here, as much as the food. Really nice people. The food was good and prices were...average for the area. We didn't have to wait too long after ordering. Recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I decided to go here for a change after the "Cook House" let us down with a over salty meal, I can say I was pleasantly surprised, fast service and great food I now have a new favourite Chinese in town.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This Chinese is the best in town. Food is delicious( especially Singapore noodles) the staff are lovely and service very quick. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We go every so often to try other takeaways, there are differences in the way the cooks prepare the meals depending on where they learnt their art. Some sweet and sour dishes or chow meins vary from each other. This one is one we keep...going back to because their meals are tasty all round.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

I've been using happy city now for many years. When I lived in mosstodloch as a kid, my family would drive through just to get a decent take away. The quality of food here is excellent! The meLs are packed with flavour and you get...a lot of meat which is cooked to perfection! The staff are friendly and you are always made to feel welcomed, and the wait time is 10 to 15 minutes which is find. I must say they have the best chilli garlic sauce EVER!More

Date of visit: February 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5