Happy Paradise

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Chinese (Canton)
Happy Paradise is Chef May Chow's idea of a neighbourhood hang out - a re-imagination of a wildly creative yet casual Chinese dining experience. We take pride in turning out boldly creative Neo-Chinese food, inventive Chinese-inspired cocktails, good vibes, great music in a fun neon setting.
What 32 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and really fun atmosphere - will be back :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We appreciated being asked for feedback too. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good! I just felt bad for my vegetarian friends because there weren’t many options for them.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a great variety of dishes you won’t find anywhere else

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef Recommenced menu is of great value, got to try most of the signature dishes at the right portion.

KC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. what a shame! Too may chairs and people are sitting back to back which it so annoying bumping seats all night.

RN
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Definitely worth a visit if staying in HK for a short time or if for a long time, this may be your new local. Just amazing beautifully gracious staff too. Try at least one cocktail. They’re out of this world.

O
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods are impressive and taste are awesome, services are professional too, love to go again!

BA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice but too expensive for standard food. Nothing amazing

CC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went there for gathering with a friend who visited Hong Kong for the first time. The venue provided a representative aspect of Hong Kong because of its location, and it was an unique experience. Food was delicious!

CL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The seating I was given was the worst in the restaurant. The table was set along the long sofa but the back of my seat was half column half sofa back. This is not a proper seating, and it gave me a very bad first impression of this restaurant. The food tasted good but definitely not wow as in other reviews but the prices are on the high side. The restaurant is in bar setting with 90s canton pop as background music. Foreigners might find it exotic, but we found it’s a bit loud. Given to all these situations, even we wanted to have a drink, we just left to another place for that.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved Happy Paradise. The food was terrific as were the cocktails. The wine list was limited, but with food this good who cares.

RB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great cocktails, fun vibe and excellent service!

MT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trendy, delicious food, creative menu, well trained staff, a bit overpriced with small portions though

a
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've followed Anthony Bourdain for a while and when I saw his visit to my hometown HKG, that he picked Happy Paradise, I know I have to check it out when I'm in town! Although there were mixed reviews online, I've got to say I LOVE every dish served that night. Our server, Charlie, suggested the Chef's Tasting Menu so that we could have a bit of everything and it was the best idea! Can't wait to go back again! Thanks team HP :)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was quite slow but everything else was great

CB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Fried chicken and gin mare were the only things I'd order again. Was quite disappointed with the overall experience, inattentiveness of the staff and quality of the eggplant and waffles. They also ran out of the Char Sui.
Having come to Happy Paradise because it was recommended after having been to Ronin and YardBird, I now wouldn't even put them in the same league.

HS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

we have been regulars at Little Bao - and since Happy Paradise is from the same family - we wanted to try it. started with a bang- and the sourdhough waffles were spot on and great. followed by the asparagus salad, which was great too. went downhill from there - the impossible Xian Patties were too dry and not great - and especially if you compare it with the impossible bao - selling at little bao 20 mtrs away. the Eggplant dish was the worst as it had no flavor. Again maybe we were biased as we were comparing it to the eggplant salad at LIttle Bao. . . the Apple Crumble was just OK - a little too chewy for us. One big issue was that the music was on too loud, and because of that the people talking over each other was going to another decibel. overall too Noisy towards the end and gave us a headache.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the place! Good food, good vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great. The music is a bit too loud. And recommend the waiter can keep some space to the customer.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool space. Really aesthetic food that is unexpected, compelling, and totally delicious

AR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly unique and delicious dining experience. I can’t recommend Happy Paradise enough. I am still dreaming about the Fried Chicken. This will definitely go on the “go to” list!

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food, it was innovative and refreshing to have such dishes that has a mix of western and Asian influences.

DL
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A friend and I went for the tasting menu and were served 4 dishes in total which was fewer than expected for a tasting menu. The food was cooked very well and the dishes were very interesting but didn't quite give a punch in terms of flavors and textures so that was a bit of a downer.

CL
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here for an interview, and it really blew my mind! Food is fresh and creative. Spicy fried chicken and rice with pork(sorry I forgot the name)were my favorite plates. Over all, I really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the interior lighting and decoration. All waitress really took care of customers' need, even the Chef May was helping around. Can't wait to visit this place again.

JT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The first time I came, I was impressed by the menu, which features Cantonese dishes with a difference, and I remembered overall being impressed by the creative flair of the kitchen. That's partly why I decided to take friends from LA to here: they already have easy access to great Chinese food, but I thought that Happy Paradise would offer something that was more distinctly Hong Kong. But while we all enjoyed the ambiance, and the service, the food was fine, but not maybe quite at the level it should have been.

C
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great vibes, contemporary Chinese food with a twist.

h
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a good time at happy paradise from vibe to drinks to food. love bring friends to visit Happy Paradise when they ask for an unique experience!

M
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent - very creative and yet still clearly Asian. The only drawback was that the food was arriving very slowly - it wasn't even the issue with the service but it appears the kitchen is too busy/too slow/too small.

A
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place,the interior design is amazing and the food fantastic. My favorites are def the Snacks and Small plate dishes (the potato spring roll with vinegar onions, the asparagus salad and the aaaaamazing Sichuan Chicken are the dishes I keep wanting to eat) Really great cocktails too and friendly staff with quick service.

H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in soho. Awesome vibe. Another successful project by Chef May Chow. Innovative dishes and cocktails and superb service provided by the sommelier. Neo-Chinese at its best. Old school Hong Kong music totally made it nostalgic for the locals.

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Refreshing take on Cantonese casual dining. Appreciated the attention and time the wait staff and Chef took to explain in detail all the dishes though I'm not sure if the same level of attention would have taken place at peak dining time.