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8135 Park Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1S8, Canada
+1 604-273-3308
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It's a bit of a hole-in-a-wall, but the food is amazingly good for value. My family particularly likes to come for dinner to have the lobster combo meal. Some Chinese restaurants tend to skimp out a little in their serving size despite their claims, but we're happy to see that Happy Date isn't part of that.

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Thank fuyukimi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Best go to chinese restaurant in richmond and service here is second to none :) The food is amazing. The place is packed until closing time.

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Thank Fairburn8
Taipei, Taiwan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant before for Chinese breakfast. It's known for its sweet pineapple bun and good Hong Kong style milk tea. Today it's the first I come here for dinner. I found great value for its lobster set dinner. The price starts at $58+ for one lobster and two other dishes plus soup and dessert. There were... More 

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Thank yangjenny1010
Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

First time visit and totally happy I found this gem. Authentic Hong Kong food. Big portion. Reasonable prices. Good food choices.

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Thank K12310530
Richmond, Canada
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1,221 reviews
1,086 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We visited Happy Date for a breakfast of preserved egg & lean pork congee and a couple of Chinese donuts. Both the congee and donuts were to our liking, yes of course we'll return. We were also happy to learn that Happy Date opens earlier than most Chinese restaurants in Richmond.

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Thank Renegade225
Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Our family still love Happy Date. The owner has been changed about one year ago, but it is still our weekly destination. We usually go for breakfast or for brunch. We love their food choice and combo. They have Western style Chinese food and Hong Kong Style food. I like their congee and shrimp wrap and drink combo. also, they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We goes here every Sunday morning after church. We love this family-feel restaurant. Food is good and their price is very well set!

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Thank seigo s
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012 via mobile

I've been going here for years for their baked goodies - pork buns, egg tarts and sesame rolls are my favorites but they have a good selection of others too. Prices are good and the buns are always fresh. Better get there early as they usually sell out most of their goodies by early afternoon. I have eaten in the... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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401 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

For so many years, the restaurant is famous for their Hong Kong style buns especially "Pineapple Bun" - they are also being nicknamed as "bor-law-pau". You can choose the plain one (i.e. with nothing inside) or those with sugar-paste (chicken tail paste), coconut paste and red bean paste inside the bun. Always high turnover on the buns on top of... More 

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Thank Hongkongboy55
San Francisco, California
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2011

As mentioned by another it is not a date place. The ambiance is for a casual Chinese family dinner. Which is what our relatives in YVR have enjoyed there for years. They often get very busy so parking in the lot can be scarce. Have dined there more than a dozen times...so many times we know some of the staff.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8135 Park Rd, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 604-273-3308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?