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Happy Days Buffet Restaurant

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898 Great South Road, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
+64 9-268 0128
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Yeah barely average !! Food plenty of it but all tasteless. Staff rather condescending. We were patently put in the non maori corner by the door. Not a great experience.

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Thank slowtravel2010
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Such a horrible place. Didn't eat much as it was so dirty. The staff seem like they don't want to be there and are not friendly. Would never go back especially at those prices.

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Thank J E
Hillston, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Had dinner last night here. The place was filthy! The food wasnt any better. We all come home with diarrhea. Wouldnt even recommend this place to an enemy. Bathroom was so filthy we wouldnt even use them! Serious smarten up your act.

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2 Thank Tamara H
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

All round an average place, average food, average prices, average service, the waiting staff are nice, some quiet rude. i found the manager quiet snobish. which made me not want to eat there, first impressions count. remember that. it is great value for money though and good when paying for a big group for a bday etc. mixed feelings because... More 

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Thank lisafilipo
Port Stephens, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant after a huge day of flying and driving and was really impressed with the food and number of choices on the buffet. Was our 1st taste of dinning out in NZ and must say it was a good start. Was a very popular place full of younger families like us. The only thing we can... More 

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2 Thank Big C
Wanganui New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were told of this place by a person in the Manukau City Shopping Centre. As all our family were with us and very hungry we thought we would give it a try. BOY were we extremely happy we did. The staff were just so accommodating, as we had not booked, and there were 12 of us. Nothing seemed to... More 

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3 Thank Dilance
Rotorua, New Zealand
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689 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

My husband and I ate here for the first time last week while staying next door a the Manukau Holiday Park. We thought we'd just "pop' over and see what the food looked like. The man on reception wasn't overly welcoming and just pointed to a table for two that we could sit at near entry. A little disappointing. The... More 

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3 Thank Strickes
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Unfortunately my family and I had the worst experience at Happy Day's in Manukau. It was suppose to be a special event to celebrate over breakfast at Happy Day's but ended up being the worst ever experience! 1. Customer service was terrible, greeting received on arrival was okay, however throughout the morning reception? sat at desk, did not ensure that... More 

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5 Thank tuifuakaihau
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

The scrambled eggs was tasteless. The bacon, was not real bacon, processed something. The mushrooms, maybe came from a can. The coffee machine, should have plunger coffee, instead. Toast for self toasting, had no tongs, so not very hygienic. For 15 dollars, there should be 2 sausages, 2 poached, or hot fried eggs, one Hashbrown, and 2strips of bacon. If... More 

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2 Thank Melwyn L
Manukau, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Good for dining in large groups. We have our work conferences here once a month. Food is good. Service is average, and could do with some work. The check is staff aren't very welcoming. Very affordable, and the buffet suits everyone's taste. Close to home and easy parking. Decor could do with an update.

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4 Thank Peter_L_and_Jane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 898 Great South Road, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-268 0128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?