Until the start of Chinatown Dining Week, we’ll be featuring each of the 18 businesses who are participating in this year’s event, running January 13-23, 2022. All businesses are offering special deals during this period for $10 and/or $18. Check out all of the menus here.
Next up, we interviewed Winnie from All Happy Family Restaurant. The restaurant is returning to Chinatown Dining Week for the first time in two years.
Why did you decide to open the restaurant?
My family and I had been in the restaurant businesses for over 8 years before we moved to Edmonton. When we moved here, we wanted to continue doing what we are familiar with and picked this location because it’s close to the downtown area and surrounded by the Chinese community. Before we started this restaurant, there weren’t many restaurant options for family style/comfort food around town that would be open late at night; yet there was a demand for it, especially for those who get off work very late. We thought that this could be a great opportunity for us.
How long has the restaurant been open?
We have been open for over 17 years in Chinatown.
What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?
Our dishes are mainly Cantonese style, which is from the Cantonese (or Guangdong) province in China. We make dishes that are authentic and have also adapted western flavours in some of our menu items.
What makes your restaurant special?
We have a very extensive menu which offers over 180 options to our customers. Diners can always find something they like from our menu! We have late night hours every day as we open from 11am to 2am, 7 days a week.
Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?
People should dine in Chinatown more as you will find options for Chinese food as there are many authentic cultural food options here.
Do you have any hopes for the future of Edmonton’s Chinatown?
I hope our Chinatown becomes a safer environment with better streets, and to have reduced social issues in the area.
All Happy Family Restaurant will be offering an $18 special during Chinatown Dining Week. It is valid for both in-person dining and pick-up.
$18 Special: 1-Person Combo (Ginger Beef, Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls, Egg Fried Rice and a Can of Pop)
Orders can be made via phone or in-person
10013 106 Avenue