Happy Boy Restaurant

View from inside Happy Boy

Happy Boy is a Chinese fusion restaurant situated in the heart of Fortitude Valley. It joins the Iconic Brisbane best restaurants list because the service, the food and the culture are just so intrinsically (and iconically) Brisbane.

Photo of the Happy Boy Bar

Boasting an outdoor deck under fairy light-laden street trees and an indoor restaurant featuring a happy mix of well-spaced tables for 2 to 10 people (or just one person if you are dining alone), Happy Boy is a happy mix of delicious ambiance and funky food.

Getting to Happy Boy

Happy Boy is nestled in under the fairy lights on East Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006.

We drove and managed to find a park nearby on Wickham Street. Parking availability varies with the days and times so plan in advance and consider taking a ride-sharing service there and back for more flexibility.

Dinner Time

For our entree, we chose Prawn and Coriander Spring Rolls and the Roast Duck Pancakes. What a great start to the meal!

The spring rolls were crispy and inviting. The roast duck pancakes were truly iconic. Truly a sign of the deliciousness to come!

For our main, we selected the Twice-Cooked Dry and Sticky Beef Rib in Sweet Sauce but it was quite a difficult decision. So many other tasty options were presented – all very reasonably priced I might add. We teamed the beef with the House Fried Rise which contained Shredded Roast Duck and preserved vegetables.

Fairy Lights Happy Boy

I think the best thing about the sticky beef ribs was how tender the meat was along with how well the rice absorbed and complemented the sweet sauce.

Liquid Refeshments

On our happy visit, our meals were washed down with local beverage Aether Brewing’s Pale Ale (on tap) and a bottle of sparkling water. We truly value safe driving so we only had time and room for one drink each. With a bit more time and advance notice, a discovery tour of the fine beverages at Happy Boy would make for a fun afternoon.

In Summary

Happy Boy in Fortitude Valley is a bright, breezy Chinese fusion restaurant with a delicious menu and a wide variety of beverages.

It is a great restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Happy Boy joins the Iconic Brisbane list of tasty dining establishments that you simply must try during your stay in Brisbane.

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