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The Happy Monk

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Units 107-110, Ground Floor, Peace World Apartments | 29 Jianshe 5 Road, Guangzhou 510060, China
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+86 20 8376 5597
10:30 - 02:30
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Guangzhou, China
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I often use this place for lunch. They have a few business lunch set for low price, like less than 100rmb. Good to sit outside too if the weather is nice. Evening time can be many people, especially on the weekends.

Thank mmm H
Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Happy Monk last weekend during their Happy Hour and I got a great experience there. The fish and chip was delicious and they also offer a good promotion during happy hour period. The price is reasonnable and the service is friendly. I recommend this place to anyone who visit Guangzhou!

Thank cocoss01
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happy monk makes you happy .. it a lovely place .good fun and drink .i like very much . Nice terrace

Thank Katerina I
Shandong, China
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a busy Saturday during Lantern Festival. The service was outstanding, the food tasted and looked great - something on the menu for everyone, and the outdoor terrace and inside the restaurant had wonderful ambience. The food is more western, but very fresh ingredients. Enjoy.

Thank Denise M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to enjoy a cold one with Happy monk's wide choice of meals! I love this place and is constantly good

Thank crazymaik
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I love the food at Happy Monk and the atmosphere, its reasonably priced and their is a good selection of alcohol. However, as someone who only eats fish - no meat. I find there are limited options. This is not a problem as I love the anti-pasti platter- and as usual I ask the waiter as clearly as I can... More 

Thank Hana M
Geneva, Switzerland
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had been there five months ago for a drink, decided to come back for a drink and some food! Got some food, it is great bar food, a little more expensive than other restaurants. The ambiance is just great and the music is good there. Great place to enjoy friends company!

Thank funt0travelwith
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Pleasant setting with outdoor dining area. Good range of food but service was a little slow. Good range of western food imported from NZ.

Thank BruceD122
Guangzhou, China
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I lived near the Happy Monk for a few years. And the place became a frequent place to grab a casual meal, enjoy a nice cool drink with friends, or both. The staff are consistently friendly and attentive. And the menu offers good meal options for all sizes of groups, as well as single diners.

Thank John C
Burlington, Canada
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120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Was on extended business trip to China and was taken here by client one night. The food was tasty, beer options varied and service fine. Decided a few nights later that I needed a break from local food and the happy monk was first on the list of options. Came back. Note that we ate the ceasar salad, and did... More 

Thank Duncan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$17
Bar, International, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Units 107-110, Ground Floor, Peace World Apartments | 29 Jianshe 5 Road, Guangzhou 510060, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
  • Phone Number: +86 20 8376 5597
The Happy Monk is a lively and welcoming Western-style bar and restaurant, currently there are three outlets of The Happy Monk in Guangzhou city. The first is in Jianshe Wu Road branch, conveniently tucked away on a leafy backstreet a stone's throw away from the Garden Hotel. Cool wooden and copper interiors with large sliding doors opening out onto an outdoor terrace, a full food menu, an eclectic mix of music videos and an extensive range of imported draft beers and very cool cocktails have made The Happy Monk a true destination of choice for both locals and expats alike. The second is in XingSheng Road branch. Part of the rows of shops in the trendy bar street in Zhujiang New Town, this branch boasts high ceilings and a second floor at that. Staying true to The Happy Monk roots, wooden interiors and copper decorations for the bar can be found in this branch. Address: Unit 109, 7 XingSheng Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou Third but not least, is in Happy Valley Shopping Mall. Located not in the shopping mall but outside it in the square. This is the largest store with a terrace surrounding it filled with booths for guests to take a break after shopping. In the evening, it is a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the company of friends. Address: Unit 124, G/F, Happy Valley Shopping Mall, 36 Machang Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

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