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“Not the usual Chinese-American fare”
Review of Happy China

Happy China
Ranked #210 of 785 Restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I like this place. Durham has tons of Chinese restaurants now, and most are at least adequate. Happy China stands out because it has many items not seen on the typical menu, e.g., crispy intestines. I am a fairly adventurous eater, so I like trying new things at this restaurant. It is all individually prepared with very fresh ingredients. The dumplings are so amazing -- homemade, not the typical frozen things. And when I ask for extra spicy, they actually make it as it should be. Oh, and parking is plentiful. A side note: the place is fairly empty at lunch time, but they do lots of take-out. Dinner gets much more crowded, but the restaurant is quite large and I have never had to wait for a table more than a few minutes.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere is more modern than the typical Chinese restaurant in the area. Their selection of foods are great and seem authentic (admittedly, I have never been to China, but defer to friends more in the know). I especially enjoy the miso soup and dumplings. They have a full bar. If in the area and you are wanting Chinese, this is your best pick!

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

A very nice evening at this very good Asian restaurant. We have been numerous times and keep returning. Quick, friendly service . Excellent food and reasonably priced . One of the most authentic Asian food restaurants in the area . Will accommodate special needs. A bit noisy but not bad. It does a lot of take-out service.

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Thank stephen l
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Great restaurant with great food! We've eaten here for both lunch and dinner as a couple and with a group and enjoyed it every time.

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Thank durhamtrip
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

The best thing about Happy China is ample choices of authentic Chinese dishes, not only the usual Americanized fare. The place is fine, better than some Chinese restaurants. The duck in a ginger sesame sauce was outstanding. The pork and bean curd strips dish was a bit salty. Portions were ample. Given the limited choices for Chinese food locally, Happy China merits consideration.

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Thank Barry17149021
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