A Joyful Eatery

A La Carte Columns

May 28, 2017

Story By: Yu Shing Ting |

Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger and Onion ($13.95). File Photo

For the past 16 years, Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Kaimuki has been bringing joy to its customers, including many who have become longtime regulars.

Serving fresh and tasty Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine, the neighborhood eatery offers a comfortable, family-like atmosphere with friendly staff and flavorful traditional Chinese dishes that are sure to make you smile.

The restaurant also has a private room for up to 40 people that can be reserved for special gatherings and celebrations, such as Father’s Day coming up and the current graduation season.


With an extensive menu of 249 items, plus more than 30 dim sum dishes, there’s something for everyone at Happy Days. Among owner Lisa Lum’s recommendations are Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger and Onion ($13.95) and Sweet Sour Pig Feet Casserole ($12.95). “They’re both popular with Chinese and locals, and are healthy options,” she explains. “The Sweet Sour Pig Feet Casserole has pigs’ feet, ginger and black vinegar, and is good for your body, especially after giving birth. The Steamed Sea Bass Fillet is made with ginger, onion and hot oil, and is really good with rice.” Happy Days also offers dim sum from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Stop in between 8 and 11:30 a.m. and enjoy 15 percent off dim sum, when paying with cash, or 10 percent off dim sum with credit card.

Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dim sum: daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96816

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