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Georgi Street Rakovski 145, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 700 20 888
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09:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Happy Bar & Grill in Sofia as a group of 12 people. The staff quickly re-arranged everything so we could all sit together. Very welcoming atmosphere even with some 'light entertainment' from the staff performing a dance routine. Food was good though some felt the portions were a bit small. Would definitely go back there.

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Thank opinion1952
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Bar & Grill is not the best choice for dinner. The prices are too high for the type of food they are trying to sell. The service is great, but you can smell the cigarettes all over the place. The food is not the best one. If you can, just don't go there.

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Thank KaloYanev
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always stop by Happy when in Sofia.Good food,especially sushi,great service.Their menu is extremely rich but i would stick to sushi and sashimi.

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Thank Rıza I
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food wasn't bad, had Sushi which was good. Pretty good value, nice waitresses. Burgers weren't bad and pretty cheap, I'd eat here again

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Thank SteveScott88
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sitting here now, second time eaten in one of their restaurants over the week end , first time was ok nothing special, came again as it was local, big mistake . Food is ice cold, was sent back, arrived back at table after a few minutes must have gone in microwave...... and still ice cold underneath, complained and I gave... More 

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Thank dannytamimaya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

food was delicious and of great variety. the staff are very friendly. the only issue was it was very busy and the tables are very close together but over all I enjoyed it!!

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Thank 475debs
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is popular with Bulgarians for good food it is relatively expensive when compared to other palces in Sofia, but it is still cheap when comapred to other cities especially since our group came from Dubai where food is overpriced. They have an extensive menu, and the plates come out quickly. The heat was on a little to high... More 

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Thank Nadim C
Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dunno from where to start. Nice greeting, nice facilities, professional employees. Our order was taken in a few minutes and our food was ready in about 7-8 minutes. Needless to say, it was delicious (try their Shopska or their BBQ, they were both exquisite) and at a very good price (paid like 6 EUR and I was full for the... More 

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Porec, Croatia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good restaurant with good food.nice view and normal price.and the best thing is very atractive hostes.😍

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Thank Ducatistaaa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I tried its beef steak, spicy sour sauce calamari, and pumpkin juice (or something like that) which turned out really good! However, the Lava cake wasn't that perfect. It's still undercook. The top layer was so thin, I mostly just tasted creamy choco and not the fluffy cakes with the cream beneath its middle. Oh yeah, another thing. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Japanese, American, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Sushi, European, Asian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:30
Monday
09:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:30
Thursday
09:30 - 23:30
Friday
09:30 - 23:30
Saturday
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Georgi Street Rakovski 145, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighbourhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 700 20 888
Description
The first restaurant that opened its doors in our capital was Happy Budapest. The restaurant operates from 28th May 2000, and has since pleased its clients with unique Happy specialties, among which authentic Japanese sushi, prepared by our sushi chef. In Happy Budapest you can enjoy the dancing waitresses, serving 220 tables inside and in summer another 60 tables in the garden of the restaurant. Opening hours: every day from 12:00 to 23:00

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?