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Joy King Lau

#3,060 of 17,358 Restaurants in London
#3,280 of 18,282 Places to Eat in London
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3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
(020)-7437-1132
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dim Sum

This restaurant is wonderful if you're looking for some good food at very reasonable prices (well, I only saw the dim sum prices). However, you might want to purchase (in advance) a thick skin with the money that you're going to save on their affordable lunch. The reason being that the service is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
777John45
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant is wonderful if you're looking for some good food at very reasonable prices (well, I only saw the dim sum prices). However, you might want to purchase (in advance) a thick skin with the money that you're going to save on their affordable lunch. The reason being that the service is very cold, with only one of the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to China town for dim sum lunch with couples of friend .wow surprised tastes good for most dim sum and reasonable price. Easy to order, staffs was so helpful. Good for tourists too. Nice environment not too noisy thank god. Enjoy!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am not a big fan of Chinese food but my friends insisted on trying joy king lau. I have to spread the word as there dim sum are very good value... Very good selection and very cheap. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Its hard choosing the right place in Chinatown. Most are tourist traps but Joy King Lay hidden away on a side street is excellent. First class dim sum, but a great full chinese menu too. Always full of local chinese (many of whom I suspect own nearby restaurants) its a busy place but they always find a table - never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I was surprised with the food and service from the restaurant. The Dim Sum is amazing. Must ask the chili to follow the food. I was told by I friend to order some dishes. I really recommend for anyone that would like to have a great Chinese experience! - sweet and sour won ton - deep fried squid - har... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

'Charm' and 'lightness' are not the two words that usually spring to mind when you think of Chinese Restaurants - but Joy King Lau has them in abundance! The staff could not be more attentive and caring than they were to me - and the food - wun-ton soup followed by sizzling scallops with ginger and spring onions - was... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for decades, our wedding reception was on the third floor. Since moving out of London we have pretty well only been there for Dim Sum. London based friends and family reassure us that it is still amongst the best. We have eaten Dim Sum in Kowloon, Joy King Lau stands comparison with these... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Was there with my family. A waitress kept pestering us for orders despite us just settling in. Her impatience was further revealed when I requested for a cup of tap water and she erroneously took a cup of hot water. When I requested to change politely, she made some remarks displaying her frustration at a request that was simple and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is one of the better restaurants in china town it's away from the Main Street in China town and most of the clientele are Chinese. The food is good, but it's also relatively expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A friend had been before and recommended, so we went for dim sum on a Saturday afternoon and snagged a table. Service was quite good, with food arriving quickly and tea/water glasses refilled often. They have Cheung fun options (beef, pork, prawn) which come in generous portion sizes. The shrimp are among some of the biggest around London (as compared... More 

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Additional Information about Joy King Lau

Address: 3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
Phone Number: (020)-7437-1132
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7437-1132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Soho

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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