458, MeiChuan E Rd, Sec 5, Beitun Dist.
Hours: lunch 11:30 am-2 pm, dinner 5:30-9 pm
Parking lot available.
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Taichung Steak House invested NT$150 million to create this 1,700-ping, 600-seat buffet restaurant, offering upscale ambiance and mid-range prices. Overseen by well-known Xiamen five-star hotel executive chef Shen Guang-hua, Happiness Menu has seven buffet stations for roasted dishes, Japanese cuisine, Chinese fried dishes, international cuisine, teppanyaki, salad and fruit, drinks, ice cream and other desserts. They also invested several hundreds of millions of NT dollars in high-end pizza ovens, which are staffed by professional chefs. On weekdays, lunch is NT$650 (offering afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m. with the same price as lunch) and dinner is NT$720; during holidays it is NT$800. --By Bill Zeng, translated by Angela Cheng, photos provided by Bill Zeng and Happiness Menu
A. Diners can create their own fresh DIY green salad, using the hydroponically-grown vegetable selection.
B. A variety of sushi is prepared by skilled chefs, who also used skilled grilling techniques to satisfy the eyes and palate.
C. The buffet (foreground) and pizza oven (rear).