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Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

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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Where happiness is a warm dim sum

Obviously, there are many Chinese eateries through out the island. But what sets Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant apart is right there in its name. “People gather here and get their whole family together. Everyone is so happy,” says owner Lisa Lum. “Our customers are just like family — they always come back,” she adds….

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Don’t worry, be Happy

There’s no doubt that good food paired with great service equals a happy customer. Well, that’s exactly what Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Kaimuki delivers. Conveniently located at the corner of Waialae and 11th avenues, Happy Days opened for business in August 2001 and has since become a landmark neighborhood Chinese Restaurant. Serving authentic…

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January 18, 2015

Come On, Get Happy!

Ever since its grand opening back in August 2001, Happy Days Chinese Restaurant on Waialae Avenue knows exactly what it takes to put a smile on your face, doing its part to ensure that your day is, indeed, a happy day. The establishment is synonymous with Hong Kong-style cuisine, and Hawaii’s dining community takes notice….

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November 2, 2014

Happy days are here to stay

It’s no wonder people come from all over the island to feast at Happy Days Chinese Restaurant. Though the interior is spacious, what’s contained inside the Kaimuki eatery’s walls is a cozy retreat filled with smiling customers, chopsticks in hand, digging into plates heaped with tasty, traditional Hong Kong-style eats. While owner Lisa Lum confesses…

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Happy Days Chinese Restaurant

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: CHICKEN CHOP SUEY ($10) There are many reasons to smile at Happy Days Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki. Renowned for its Hong Kong-style cuisine and friendly service, this award-winning establishment takes home the prize for its assortment of dishes and ever-popular dim sum selection. Restaurant owner Lisa…

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Happy Days Continues Reeling in the Awards

When it comes to awards, Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant has earned a notable “hana hou” worthy of celebration. A year after receiving Star-Advertiser’s annual Hawaii’s Best People’s Choice Awards for serving up the “Best Chinese Food” and “Best Dim Sum,” Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant owner Lisa Lum smiles a wide grin, as Lum…

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Come On Get Happy

Remember Happy Days, that beloved television sitcom from the 1970′s? You know, The Fonz with his “Aaaaeeeyyy!” and every episode neatly tied up in a perfect (and musically encapsulated) ending? It nightly filled living rooms with a warm and fuzzy, feel-good version of life — one we all looked forward to coming home to. Well,…

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The Happy Meal Destination

For many, Happy Days Chinese Restaurant is a home away from home. Customers drive as far as Mililani and Pearl City to the Kaimuki eatery for the familiar fare. “Customers tell us we are like family,” says owner Lisa Lum. In addition to the warm welcome, customers can expect “good food at a good price,”…

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November 24, 2013

‘Sum’ of the Best Sweets in Town

The wonderful world of desserts takes many shapes, sizes, textures, colors and flavors. It is the diversity of these after-dinner delicacies that is appealing to so many people. Not all desserts have to feature ice cream or cheesecake to be enjoyable, and Happy Days Chinese Restaurant knows this firsthand. Its desserts still fall on the…

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