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2443 Highway 7, Excelsior, MN 55331
+1 952-474-1990
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a family run restaurant and I was hoping it might have improved since my last visit. However, we just will not come back again. We went for the lunch buffet. Over half the food trays were empty with an hour to go on the buffet. Food is only OK. The decor is tired and the carpet is threadbare.... More 

Thank Mntravelsalot
Excelsior, Minnesota
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good whether you eating inside or taking it to go. Best Chinese in the area. Very friendly management, also has a daily Monday thru Friday Lunch buffet...many locals stop for lunch here.

Thank cabovandy
Victoria, Mn
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I enjoy the food here, if I'm really craving Chinese take out. The restaurant could use an update; pink booths and rainbow print fabric make it really hard to eat in but we love there MooShu

Thank Cori E
Wayzata, Minnesota
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

For the area that this restaurant is in the price is lower and the food better then alot of the Chinese Restaurants around the Lake Minnetonka area. I have been all around the country and can definitely taste the difference. They have a great hot tea that tastes good for those that like tea.

Thank justin l
Excelsior, Minnesota
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I ran into a former neighbor at Happy Garden. Even though she moved several miles away she said she and her husband really like the food so she stopped by on her way home from work for take-out. This has been our experience, too. They feature classic Chinese menu items including a chicken chow mein that is exactly like the... More 

Thank 1whosearches
Wayzata, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The eggrolls and 3 entrees tasted like rancid oil. The nuts and noodles were stale. Very disappointing. Must be under new management!

Thank Jan J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Lots of food for an afternoon lunch. Prices are very good. Service was quick and staff very friendly. My first time there, but my friend used to frequent here when she lived closer and recommended it.

Thank Diane G
Mound, Minnesota
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Food does not seem fresh or freshly cooked. Atmosphere is depressing and not welcoming... and the bill adds up fast. Wish it was all better but it isn't.

Thank Harpbreaker
Minneapolis, MN
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had been wishing for a basic Chinese restaurant in the vicinity, and were tipped off to Happy Garden. We got what we were looking for and more. Instead of a stark cafeteria style eatery (which would have been acceptable provided the food was good), the space is colorfully decorated and felt very comfortable. The menu is... More 

Thank ticket2fly
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I found this restaurant in 1991. I love there food. Is is a family run restaurant and they are such proud people. The Mongolian beef and the pork, shrimp, chicken dish is also delicious. We go there every chance we get. Love the food and the people. Try the appetizers as well they are so good. Would highly recommend to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2443 Highway 7, Excelsior, MN 55331
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Excelsior
  • Phone Number: +1 952-474-1990

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