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A Foodie’s Happy Place

By Caitlin Basilio
October 2, 2016

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(front to back) Black Mushroom with Lap Cheong and Chicken ($12.95) and Bitter Melon with Sea Bass and Black Bean sauce ($15.95) Caitlin Basilio photo

(front to back) Black Mushroom with Lap Cheong and Chicken ($12.95) and Bitter Melon with Sea Bass and Black Bean sauce ($15.95)
Caitlin Basilio photo

Step into Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant and each of your senses instantly will feel joy. In addition to seeing the staff serve up excellent customer service, hearing laughter fill the large dining room and smelling the delectable Hong Kong-style dishes being made, you’ll also be able to taste all the love that goes into each dish.

Happy Days has been part of the Kaimuki community for the past 15 years. Owner and manager Lisa Lum takes pride in keeping ingredients fresh, surprising customers with new dishes and offering dim sum daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the most popular meals is a whole Peking Duck ($34) that’s large enough to feed the entire family.

Menu Offers New Specials

Happy Days puts smiles on customers’ faces by consistently updating its menu. One new special is Black Mushroom with Lap Cheong and Chicken ($12.95), which is stir-fried with vegetables such as Chinese peas and carrots. It’s smothered in a house-made sauce that adds even more flavor to the savory meats.

Bitter Melon with Sea Bass and Black Bean Sauce ($14.95) is another stir-fried special. “We usually have bitter melon served with pork or beef, but we haven’t featured it with sea bass yet,” explains owner and manager Lisa Lum.

Happy Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
738-8666 | Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.