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Happy Day Chinese Restaurant

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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Happy Days Chinese Restaurant

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Happy Days Chinese Restaurant’s owner…

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Award-winning Cuisine to Smile About

Earning Hawaii’s Best honors typically serves up a pleasant surprise worthy of celebration. However, after receiving the Star-Advertiser‘s annual People’s Choice Awards two weeks ago for offering both the Best Chinese Food and Best Dim Sum, Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant owner Lisa Lum continues to beam with pride. As Happy Days approaches its 12th…

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On the Hunt for Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter, Ono readers! Today’s the day when Easter baskets burst at the seams with sugar-filled goodies, and I can’t help but relish the boxes of neon-colored marshmallow Peeps and chocolate marshmallow rabbits that sit before me. The hard-boiled eggs are dyed in pastel hues perfect for spring, and have been hidden along with a…

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January 27, 2013

Celebrating Good Luck, Health and Prosperity

Gung Hee Fat Choy! Just in time for Chinese New Year (Feb. 10), Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Kaimuki is selling its popular Gau ($5) now through early March. Gau (also called niangau) is one of the many traditional Chinese foods that are eaten during Chinese New Year with a symbolic purpose for a…

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November 25, 2012

Happy & Healthy

There seems to be a Renaissance happening in the world of food on Oahu these days — and it’s something that should make non meat-eaters … well, happy. More and more eateries these days are finding that their vegetarian dishes are becoming quite popular, as customers are choosing to forgo or cut down on eating…

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October 28, 2012

Oh, Happy Day!

For the past 11 years, Happy Day Chinese Restaurant co-owners Yung Sang Chan and Lisa Lum have been putting smiles on countless faces with a mixture of Hong Kong-style cuisine and friendly customer service. The story of their cheery eatery begins decades earlier, though, when Chan opened a Chinatown dining spot called Sea Fortune in…

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Good Times Roll at Happy Day

As Happy Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant approaches its 11th anniversary in August, owner Lisa Lum still finds delight at the sight of satisfied customers enjoying a great meal. And, judging by the bustling restaurant where dim sum carts whirl around the room and a frenzied kitchen buzzes with excitement, loyal diners continue to bring their…

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