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Happy Paradise, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Happy Paradise

4.5
4.5
32 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    2816 2118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    May Chow

  • Catering

    We encourage family style ( Sharing ) since our goal is to make every guests feels like they are friends and family, our serving method is tailor made to guests needs it can be from standardize each individual course to serve as it ready.

  • Private party facilities

    For a party of 5 guests or above, please give us a call at 2816-2118 for booking inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Central / Sheung Wan

  • Cross street

    Abderdeen Street

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. VC

    VictoriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and really fun atmosphere - will be back :-)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We appreciated being asked for feedback too. We will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was very good! I just felt bad for my vegetarian friends because there weren’t many options for them.
  4. JB

    JamesB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with a great variety of dishes you won’t find anywhere else
  5. p

    phoebe

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef Recommenced menu is of great value, got to try most of the signature dishes at the right portion.
  6. KC

    KCnFOOD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service. what a shame! Too may chairs and people are sitting back to back which it so annoying bumping seats all night.
  7. RN

    RuthN

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  8. O

    Oscar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods are impressive and taste are awesome, services are professional too, love to go again!
  9. BA

    BeatrizA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice but too expensive for standard food. Nothing amazing
  10. CC

    CherylC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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!
  11. CL

    CocoL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    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.
  12. JB

    JamesB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved Happy Paradise. The food was terrific as were the cocktails. The wine list was limited, but with food this good who cares.
  13. RB

    RoselynB

    Hong Kong

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, great cocktails, fun vibe and excellent service!
  14. MT

    MorenaTravels

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trendy, delicious food, creative menu, well trained staff, a bit overpriced with small portions though
  15. a

    am08

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 :)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was quite slow but everything else was great
  17. CB

    ChloeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    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.
  18. HS

    HarbirS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    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.
  19. CW

    CarmenW

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the place! Good food, good vibe.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great. The music is a bit too loud. And recommend the waiter can keep some space to the customer.
  21. T

    Tiffany

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool space. Really aesthetic food that is unexpected, compelling, and totally delicious
  22. AR

    AliR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food, it was innovative and refreshing to have such dishes that has a mix of western and Asian influences.
  24. DL

    DLing

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    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.
  25. CL

    ChristineLu

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  26. JT

    JohnT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    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.
  27. C

    Cluk

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great vibes, contemporary Chinese food with a twist.
  28. h

    hoijai

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  29. M

    Magda

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  30. A

    Amazing

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  31. H

    Hemo514

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.

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Happy Paradise is rated 4.5 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Abderdeen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central / Sheung Wan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    May Chow

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

  • Phone number

    2816 2118

  • Catering

    We encourage family style ( Sharing ) since our goal is to make every guests feels like they are friends and family, our serving method is tailor made to guests needs it can be from standardize each individual course to serve as it ready.

  • Private party facilities

    For a party of 5 guests or above, please give us a call at 2816-2118 for booking inquiries.

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