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Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

This Eatery’s Sure To

If you’ve ever met Lisa Lum, it comes as no surprise that she would be the owner of a restaurant called Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant. After all, with her always-pleasant demeanor, she can often be found weaving her way through the eatery’s maze of large round tables, talking story with regulars at one, then…

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February 19, 2017

Chinese Fave ‘Cleanses, Purifies’

For the past 16 years, Happy Days Seafood Restaurant has been bringing smiles to those craving tasty and affordable Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine. The casual, family-friendly restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu with 249 items, plus dim sum (available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily). Choose from a variety of traditional soups, seafood…

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December 11, 2016

How To Ring In The New Year

In light of Chinese New Year quickly approaching, Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant is preparing to bring good fortune, via good eats, to all of its guests throughout the coming Year of the Rooster. With good fortune comes good times, which also can be found at the eatery. Most popular, especially during this time of…

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A Foodie’s Happy Place

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…

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Come On Get Happy!

There are options for everyone at Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Whether you’re a vegetarian, craving meat or in the mood for dim sum, something from the Kaimuki eatery’s extensive menu is sure to satisfy. Happy Days offers a variety of non-meat entrees — including Tofu with Twin Mushrooms and Vegetables ($11.95) and Spinach with…

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Meals planned with Dad, families in mind

For a culture that’s built around family, the Chinese have developed aspects to accommodate for large gatherings, especially when it involves food. Large, round tables adorn Chinese restaurants in order to fit families of any size, strategically situating everyone within reach of the delicious fare. Often a spinning Lazy Susan is seen transporting a plate…

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Eatery continues to keep diners happy

At Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant, the establishment takes its name very seriously. For owner Lisa Lum, making customers happy was the main reason why she wanted to open the place. “I wanted to see the customers enjoy their food,” Lum says with a smile. And if longevity is any indication, she’s achieved just that:…

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Warming Up To Wonton

Though Hawaii’s scorching rays of sunshine still are shining as the clock strikes noon, we’ve officially entered that refreshing time of year when chilly, crisp air comes over us with the sun’s setting and sticks around through the morning hours. We may not have the minus-zero-degree weather that the Mainland experiences, but our island winters…

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November 1, 2015

Dim Sum, And Then Some

Every day is indeed a happy day at a renowned Chinese eatery in Kaimuki, thanks to amazing service and equally incredible cuisine. At Happy Days, families of all sizes cheerfully dine around large circular tables, adding to the joyful noise of the bustling restaurant. Dim sum is served, of course, from 8 a.m. to 3…

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A is for Abalone

If you’ve ever seen an abalone shell, you know it is absolutely gorgeous. Often called opal of the sea, with iridescent shades of blue, purple and green, the shells are reminiscent of mother of pearl and are treasured both spiritually and aesthetically in many cultures. In New Zealand, they’re known as paua and are used…

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