City Paper is not for tourists
Closed: April 4
Reopened: April 12
History: Happy Valley has been closed four times since 1999, including a four-day closure this February. Its violations have included heavy vermin infestation, improper hygienic practices, and unauthorized food additives.
Health Department Says: no hot water
Business Says: We’re closed; go away. An unidentified employee would not open the door for a reporter on April 21, nine days after the city gave the restaurant the OK to reopen, because, he said, Happy Valley was still closed. Manager Johnny Chan did not return calls for comment. “It’s something John feels upset about,” the employee said through the door. “FDA close us because they don’t like us.”