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“Good service - good food. Recommended” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Happy Inn Chinese & Seafood Restaurant

Happy Inn Chinese & Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 301 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good service - good food. Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Hi - Best Chinese food in Penrith. Try the steamed Barra in soy sauce with ginger & Shallots. Best to book a table if in peak times. Gets very crowded but has the staff to cope. Your not going to get that kis butt service but it is effecient and quick - you may need to wave down a passing waiter but it will happen in this place. There are cheaper places in penrith but this is good value.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great food excellent choices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Four of us ate here last weekend and once again found the menu to be very extensive. The chinese is different from your normal local chinese restaurant with lots of interesting choices. The wine list is good and the service attentive. We have eaten here now on three occassions which is each time we have been in Penrith and will continue to go again next time we visit.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Childs
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“always fresh tasting food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Went here again with my family on Sunday night. Service was great. We ordered steamed dim sims, satay chicken (for the kid) and prawn cutlets for entree, all were very tasty. We ordered sweet n sour pork and prawn chow mein. The sweet and sour was lovely but I didnt think much of the prawn chow mein, way to saucy and sloppy for my liking, but thats not my style of food. Overall it was 100 bux for the 5 of us which I thought was great. Will go back just not for the chow mein!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointing service and standard”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The last time we went to this restaurant was a disappointment. We ordered "Peking Duck" and were served dck pancakes full of Hoisin Sauce which totally obliterated the taste and texture of the duck. One bite - and we knew why. There was no duck - only chinese pork which the management insisted was a "type" of duck! Was this ignorance? Culinary fraud? Did staff make a mistake and did not want to own up to it ? I don't know. But there is a clear distinction between duck meat and pork !!! Anyway,
I have not been there since and I don't intend to return. This rating of "poor" is actually generous.

Visited July 2011
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Penrith, Australia
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Good food, good service. Last visit to dine in we had a table of 12 and all the food was fresh and well cooked- nothing left! We get take away form here at least once a fortnight and the food is consistently good.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Vicki H
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