Happy Boy

Fortitude Valley

Happy Boy is Fortitude Valley’s cool, contemporary go-to for some of the best, most authentic Chinese food to be found in Brisbane.

Occupying a light airy industrial space in a jacaranda-lined side street, Happy Boy, who have moved from their old Spring Hill garage digs, offers seating on its deck under the trees or in the minimalist sunken dining room.

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Regulars from their past locale will find all their faves on the menu, such as the House fried rice, prawn and pork wontons in chilli broth, Beijing duck pancakes and flash fried lamb in Sichuan spiced oil with yam bean.

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Other delicious bites include starters of Salt and Pepper Quail eggs and Gua Bao sliders (with crispy skin roast pork belly) and mains such as ‘Many Mushroom Much Tofu’ in light soy sauce with broccoli, Fish Slice drowned in Sichuan chilli broth, Beef Brisket Stew with noodle knots and Gong Bao Chicken (in sweet chilli sauce with peanuts).

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Can’t decide? Then, for tables of 4+, order the Chef’s Banquet for a fab selection of dishes at just $45pp.

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

At lunchtime, Happy Boy has a special menu that won’t break the bank and that is great for the time poor: think Chinese BBQ roast pork belly or duck, Crispy Skin Chicken (Hainan or Canton style) with steamed rice; house or vegetarian fried rice as well as sides/ share plates such as Hong Kong long spring rolls or Crispy Chicken wings.

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Drinks wise, there’s an extensive well curated wine menu, with 5 house wines available by the glass, as well as beers. And Happy Boy is a rare Chinese eatery where you can get a well-brewed coffee.

Happy Boy Fortitude Valley

Nice to know – Many of the dishes are available as gluten-free on request.

The menu may have changed since our visit.

Still hungry for more suggestions on where to eat out in Brisbane, head to our comprehensive Eat & Drink section HERE! Happy grazing!

Happy Boy

1 East St

Fortitude Valley

Opening hours


0413 246 890


1 East St Fortitude Valley

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