If you ask me, the “New Happy” is a great title. It beats the alternative: “Old and Depressing.” The words “New Happy” are like fresh cut roses, or daises. They’re colorful words that really brighten things up. Think about it. You could put the words “New Happy” in front of anything, and it would sound… well, better. If I had to get a root canal, I’d rather get the “New Happy Root Canal,” or if I were going through a divorce, I’d rather be going through the “New Happy Divorce Settlement.”
When we asked owner Michael Ying how he thought of the idea for The New Happy Restaurant, the bright eyes of an otherwise gregarious and comedic man grew very dim and cold. “I was born in Saigon Vietnam,” Ying says. “And before the fall of Saigon, my family and I were happy. But after Saigon fell, we were persecuted, and robbed of the happiness we used to know. So when my wife, my six children and I escaped to the United States, we came here in search of a new happy. And when I moved to Colorado, I wanted to take my passion for food and share it with the people.”
Thanks to the culinary talents of Mr. Ying, his vision has come to fruition. His customers have been filling their souls (and their bellies) with this idea of a New Happy for over twenty four years. But it’s more than just a philosophy that keeps customers coming back. The food will leave you satisfied, and the prices will even leave your wallet tingling with happy sensations.
If you’re not in the mood for fried rice, you can try some French fries. In an attempt to make sure that everyone leaves happy, The New Happy Restaurant serves both Chinese and American food. The majority of the food (regardless of its origin) is priced around $9.50. They serve a number of different hamburgers, from the bacon cheeseburger to the cheeseburger with mushrooms, with the most expensive burger on the menu at only $5.95.
Another component of the New Happy Restaurant that separates it from the competition is their drink selections. The root of happiness, for many people, circulates around the rim of a cocktail glass. And the people at the New Happy Restaurant have over 108 cocktails on their menu. Some of these mixed drinks have rather peculiar names like “Between the Sheets” or “The Tree Climber.” Perhaps, drinking too many of these will have you climbing trees. Who knows? It sounds like a tasty drink. They also offer beer and wine.
If you’re looking to find a “New” sense of “Happy” then journey over to this restaurant. The wait staff is more than friendly, the food is more than tasty, and the prices are less than expensive. Children menus are also available for larger families. So come on everybody, what are you waiting. Let’s all get happy.
3100 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80227
Mon - Thur 11 am - 9 pm
Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm
Sun 11 am - 8 pm
New Happy Restaurant Sample Menu
New Year Dinner
$11.95 per person (for 2 or more person)
Egg Rolls, Teriyaki Beef, Fried Shrimp,
BBQ Spare Ribs & Crab Cheese Wontons.
Ham Egg Fried Rice or Steamed Rice
Entrees: Choice of one Entree Per Person
Happy Green Pepper
Sweet and Sour
House Lo Mein
Special Hamburger Steak $7.95
Served with brown gravy, mushrooms, and sauteed onion
New York Cut Steak $14.95
Onion rings & mushrooms
Seafood Combination $9.95
Three shrimp, four scallops, fish fillet, onion rings, lemon tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce
Onion rings, tartar sauce & lemon
Club Sandwiches $5.95
Ham, turkey, American & Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato