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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 #2,643 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Reached London, our last destination in our group Europe tour . Was booked by our tour agent in Malaysia for lunch in Joy King Lau Restaurant. 16 of us were warmly received by the service staff. Service was prompt with offering of noodles followed by a varieties of baskets of hot steamed dim sum and accompaniments. All the dishes were... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

When my partner and I arrived at China Town on Sunday evening we decided to check the Trip Advisor reviews of the surrounding restaurants. Joy King Lau was rated four stars, more than its competitors, so we decided to dine there. Although the service wasn't the friendliest I've received, the staff were very attentive; as soon as I took the... More

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Taipei
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We'd love to have some Chinese foods after several days in London. We came here and it was a good experience. The waiters and waitresses are friendly. Foods are above average with reasonable price. The restaurant is not big with several floors but they have a small lift; so do not worry if you travel with elders or kids in... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After a hard day exploring the sights in London, with my Son of 20. We went looking for a mid price retaurant in China Town. Joy King Lau, ticked the boxes in that respect and the fact that when we were approached by one of the staff and I explained that we were just browsing at the menu, she left... More

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent service, good value and very tasty food. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend.

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York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked this restaurant because of its proximity to the comedy store which we were attending straight afterwards and in hindsight this probably wasn't the best way to select a chinese restaurant in London as the service was bizarre and the food either too sweet to too salty! The menu is very extensive and while we were obviously still reading... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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137 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had a takeaway from this restaurant and it was Ok average size and served quickly if in this location again I would again have a takeaway from this restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited this restaurant with 4 friends and all the meals were tasty and freshly prepared. The service was excellent, with attentive waiters and waitresses. Will definitely come back.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We are here as a group of 5 and had a set menu shared between us all, there was plenty of food and even some left over at the end (and we like our good!) would definitely recommend, we were seated straight away on a Saturday night which was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited JKL after reading reviews on TA and we were really pleased. Arrived at 5ish and got a table straight away. They were really helpful putting the pushchair away for us. The staff were great with the kids (7 & 2). We went for the £12.50 set menu and at they did not hesitate when we asked them to change... More

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