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Happy China


2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 237-2021
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Photo of Ao Liu Ao Liu
Apr 1, 2022 5

The service was awesome! The taste of food was just right. It is very authentic and the owner recommended a few dishes that we really liked. Highly recommend this place.

Photo of Shih Hsieh Shih Hsieh
Aug 8, 2021 5

First time I came happy china in Friday because my friend recommended my wife ordered fillet fish with spicy sauce i try dried pot shrimp we like a lot we did not get real Chinese food long time I will come to try everything the service was great and smooth the guy he was so busy has to take care front desk and service dinner in customer and he makes everybody so happy but i saw theirs reviews had some one complaint the crew that not right they don’t think about people only care about themselves Sorry happy China crews all the nice people will stand by you

Photo of Nick Koberstein Nick Koberstein
Oct 22, 2021 5

This is the best Chinese restaurant in town! They have the best tofu items! And lots to choose from! Highly recommend sesame tofu and orange tofu, which is not on the menu but they’ll do it!!

Photo of Andrew Pelletier Andrew Pelletier
Mar 16, 2022 5

Love this place. My girlfriend and I come here regularly. The owner is super funny and friendly. Great food! We've tried so many things across the menu and haven't been disappointed once. The only thing is some dishes could be a little spicier. It's never very crowded, seems like most orders are pickup these days. But I would recommend dining in if you're looking for a place that's not too crowded for dinner due to COVID. Again I can't explain how friendly the owner is. He's always cracking jokes and making us laugh.

Photo of Carl Frega Carl Frega
Apr 9, 2021 4

What I really like is they have authentic Chinese dishes on the regular menu . . . if you want to try something outside of the usual Americanized fare you can do so easily! And the food was delicious! I got pork and lotus root stir fry with leaf celery (I mean where else around here can you get a dish like that). A LOT of food for the price! What I don't really like oddly enough is the takeout setup. The procedures are clearly meant to protect the staff, but almost to the point of overkill. Customers meanwhile only have a very tiny space in which to pay and pick up food, which becomes overcrowded easily.

Photo of ni kongbin ni kongbin
Jan 11, 2021 5

We come from new York to visit and my friend ordered the food from Happy China. My wife and I are so surprised to eat the authentic Sichuan Chinese food here even better than New York Chinese community’s . They tasted like heaven maybe part of the reason is that we haven’t eat out since convid 19 but if I come to visit durham next time I definitely have to eat the food here again! We are on the way to heading home, my wife is still talking about the food......

Photo of Autumn Johnson Autumn Johnson
Mar 11, 2022 5

Very good! My boyfriend and I came to Happy China because of the reviews and we had to try it out ourselves. It was really great! The owner is very friendly and welcoming which made the experience even better.The price is also very reasonable and I would definitely eat here again!

Photo of Luis Chirivella Luis Chirivella
Jan 18, 2021 5

Love the food over here. It always looks great and taste excellent. Food is always exactly as I order and they pay attention and satisfied my needs and changes for my order.

Photo of michael mathews michael mathews
Jan 19, 2021 3

We ordered online and I ordered the chicken Pad Thai. It's supposed to be a hot dish yet it pretty much had no spice at all. I had to put my own hot sauce on it. I don't know if I'll be going back.

Photo of Eric Hines Eric Hines
Dec 30, 2020 5

Super safe setup during COVID. Friendly staff and yummy food that hit the spot!

Photo of Anna Lobastova Anna Lobastova
Dec 21, 2020 5

Love it here! Great covid protocols and reasonable prices. We especially loved the eggplant dish.

Photo of Gabrielle Dunn Gabrielle Dunn
Dec 17, 2020 5

It had been a long time since I had quality Chinese food. I find most places overcook their food or have too much breading.. this was hands down some of the best I have had! Got a General Tsos for lunch and everything was cooked to perfection and tasted fresh. Will 100% be coming back soon!!

Photo of jennyybabe jennyybabe
Nov 20, 2020 5

Husband is from New York and has yet to find a durham Chinese food restaurant until now!!! The food was awesome, staff very friendly, prices decent and practice very good social distancing when checking out! Highly recommend!

Photo of Frances R. Frances R.
Sep 12, 2020 5

I really like it :)

Photo of Ping Dong Ping Dong
May 26, 2019 5

Spicy Chinese Food. Taste good.

Photo of Brandon Leverenz Brandon Leverenz
Sep 13, 2020 5

Excellent Covid precautions and great food.

Photo of Jeni Grant Jeni Grant
Aug 3, 2020 5

Safe for celiacs! Large portions of the menu can be made gluten free. Delicious with big bang for your money. Highly recommended

Photo of Tega Jessa Tega Jessa
Jul 20, 2020 5

Quality Chinese food and excellent house fried rice. I love that they're open late.

Photo of Jim Hill Jim Hill
May 24, 2020 5

Food is incredible. Drove all the way from Wake Forest to get some.

Photo of Curtis Brent Bozeman Curtis Brent Bozeman
Nov 15, 2018 5

The service was good atmosphere very nice food outstanding, some of the best Chinese I've ever had. You should Definitely stop by when close 😎. we had the Chicken special for lunch, and the lo mein noodles shrimp and chicken curry dish, outstanding!

Photo of Diana Carranza Diana Carranza
Jan 27, 2020 5

This is a good place for chinese food. it's one my favorites. I've only had one maybe two issues with them not having my order right.

Photo of Jeremy Young Jeremy Young
Dec 12, 2019 5

I like this venue a lot. theres a special mood. The food is wonderful. the service is efficient and the team is trained. The price is satisfactory. greatly recommend.

Photo of Felicity Brewer Felicity Brewer
Nov 30, 2019 5

The service was fast, the hot tea was great, and the food was really delicious. They were one of the few places open on Thanksgiving. It was a relaxed atmosphere, very clean, and the eggplant with brown sauce was tender and savory without too much salt. We just finished leftovers a day later and it's still good cold

Photo of Jacob Mockler Jacob Mockler
Nov 9, 2019 5

Amazing food best deal in town bodied and spicy.. and best of all AUTHENTIC Stop by for a taste of China!

Photo of Susan B Susan B
Sep 4, 2019 4

Good service. Food was good. Will try something different next visit.

Photo of Jenna Ritz Jenna Ritz
Sep 5, 2019 3

I used to love this place but it is in a slide. The kung pao chicken, I think is made by some English granny because it is bland. Might get a bit of heat but the savoriness (black vinegar perhaps?) has been missing the past few years. Service is good but I miss the versions they had 10 years ago.

Photo of D. R. Greg D. R. Greg
Oct 13, 2019 5

We eat here often. Good Chinese food, average prices, normally good service, a variety menu, pretty atmosphere. No TVs. Plenty of parking and clean bathrooms.

Photo of حلومي العلي حلومي العلي
Aug 15, 2019 4

Good shumai & dumplings, variety of Asian dishes & beverage selection. Prompt service, welcoming, friendly staff.

Photo of Nunana Golo Nunana Golo
Aug 2, 2019 4

Their food is amazing. I love this place. Hope I can go back there again

Photo of Zeck Jia Zeck Jia
Feb 10, 2019 4

Very good place to enjoy Chinese food for both small and large groups. The price is reasonable. However, some dishes are not as good as other Chinese restaurants.

Photo of ray rose ray rose
Jun 3, 2019 5

Good food, good price, lots of choice. Great shrimp.

Photo of Colleen Rogoski Colleen Rogoski
Mar 26, 2019 4

We eat here frequently. The food is good. Chicken chow fun, pork fried rice, egg drop soup, sesame chicken were all very tasty. Longish wait for take out.

Photo of M K M K
Feb 23, 2019 5

We got take out from here the other night and really enjoyed it! The food was fresh, vegetables were not over cooked, and everything was flavorful. I appreciated that they didn’t douse everything in oil like most other Chinese restaurants in the area. Great price for the quality. Will be back!

Photo of Dylan Trans Dylan Trans
Jan 8, 2022 5

Nice food. As there are too many orders, the waiting time for pickup during holidays is longer than before. The service is still very good.

Photo of Dasha Lynn Dasha Lynn
May 18, 2022 5

Employees super nice. Always smiling and happy to see customers. Good food too!

Photo of Brian Tang Brian Tang
Jan 12, 2022 5

Very attentive, friendly service! It's a sit down and order from Chinese menu style place with tasty food, reasonable prices

Photo of Janet Janet
Aug 1, 2022 3

Pretty dingy inside and food was really forgettable and certainly far from fresh or tasty. Seems to be more of a takeout than dine-in spot. Relatively budget friendly. In an area without much around it.

Photo of Regina Beard Regina Beard
Dec 10, 2021 4

Great food (plenty to eat at least twice) and fast customer service. We have enjoyed Happy China for 7+ years and plan to continue enjoying their food.

Photo of David C David C
May 8, 2021 5

This was an unexpected surprise. The Sweet and Sour Shrimp and Mongolian Duck were perfect for us, the portions were good, and the ambience was nice and feels new.

Photo of Shulun Gu Shulun Gu
Sep 24, 2022 5

Amazing authentic Sichuan cuisine - friendly staff and huge menu, it's always a happy surprise trying new menu items here