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Joy King Lau

3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
(020)-7437-2629
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Ranked #3,195 of 17,465 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighborhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Houthalen
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We ordered a menu for 2, which was really tasty, but far too much! The starters and roasted dug was delicious. We ate too much of it, so we couldn't finish the main dishes.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Me and my family always come here for dim sum during Chinese New Year or whenever we go into the city-this time was no exception. The dim sum is still exceedingly good, served up hot and quick (less than ten minutes) and with adequate quantities. However over the years I have found that the quality of food has gone down... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Bit of a trip down memory lane as had a sort of 'first date' here over 10 years ago. Wished we hadn't bothered. Food arrived within 2 mins of ordering, greasy, unappetising, odd looking duck, rubbery beef. The manager did take the bill down after I complained but as it comes on a scrap of paper with one amount, you're... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

18 of us had dinner from a set menu here yesterday as part of a stag do. The food and service was excellent and the price was very reasonable (even with a few beers the bill came to £35 per head). Great price considering the amount of food and the location, right on the edge of Leicester Square. I'm not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Seats are a bit cosy, but food pretty decent. We were a group of 10 and managed to get seated straight away. Great variety of fresh food, will cater for most palettes

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Wollongong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is my goto restaurant for Chinese in central london, in fact it's my only goto Chinese in london. Straight out, the best dish is deep fried squid, it is so un-greasy. just try it. It's almost £10 but worth it. Another good one is the baby squid from the lunchtime Dim Sum menu. Ask the staff for recommendations and... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The title says it all! We had a very good time here with a very wide range of interesting dim sum. If you can go as a group then do so: you'll be able to eat a wider range of items than if you normally go as a couple, which will let you explore the many varied tastes. Make sure... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I have been coming to this restaurant for many many years. While their more run-of-the-mill food is good and they have a wide choice of dishes, we try to come for the daytime dim sum, which is (as far as we know!) authentic and certainly delicious. I particularly like the glutinous rice -- don't be put off... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After having done some online research I chose to try Joy King Lau for Dim Sum while I was in London recently. After reading all the reviews about Chinatown and rude staff combined with hit & miss food standards I wasn't sure what to expect. I was travelling on my own, when I walked in I was promptly seated at... More

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Edinburgh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were in that not unusual state of visitors to Central London - hungry, footsore and surrounded by nothing, it seemed, but fast food or chain eateries. Despite being busy, we got a table immediately and the service was prompt. My crispy wontons were extremely crispy and the belly pork both moist and tasty. The house white was one we... More

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Additional Information about Joy King Lau

Address: 3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
Phone Number: (020)-7437-2629
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
Cuisine: Chinese

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