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Joy King Lau

3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England (Leicester Square / Shaftesbury Avenue)
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Ranked #3,048 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A favourite amongst both locals and expats, has a full menu of delicious Chinese food. Just love the aromatic flavours and taste.

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Bucharest, Romania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Difficult to find in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown.Great tasty dim sum and variety of food...careful to check the bill (all in chinese).the desert caramelized banana was excellent be sure to ask them to make it extra crispy.chicken sizzlers were very good also lunch for 2 was 45 pounds w/o alcohol .If you are staying in London or uk... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Booked a table in advance for Friday night early dinner at 7:30 pm and in fact the website had the wrong phone number - 02074371133/1132 should be ok as I picked up their card on the way out ! As usual, it is not easy to choose a place in Chinatown but I went there long ago and it seems... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My family has been having dim sum at this restaurant for almost a decade and I can confirm they have always held their standard. Many of the waiters have been working there just as long and their service is excellent. It's a bit crowded though so I wouldn't recommend dating there. Very nice for a family or older adults and... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's notable that recent reviews have been submitted by experienced Tripadvisor visitors, as this restaurant is a welcome berth for those who have tried the "Chinatown experience" elsewhere. A rather drab exterior belies a multi-storey restaurant inside, where hard-working staff ensure that food delivery and customer attention are top notch. They even have an in-house intercom system for the purpose!... More 

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North London
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Introduced to this place by some chinese friends we popped back last night to have a quick bite to eat before a show. We went for the set meal and some chinese tea and two beers. The service was quick and efficient and with only a little bit of hassle we were able to swap one of the set dished... More 

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Camden, Maine
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208 reviews 208 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had forgotten how much I love JKL. It was wet and yucky out and all I could think about after seeing the Hunger Games was food!and I wanted the specific Chinese dish sweet and sour pork much beloved by every tourist in the world. So my son and I were seated by super friendly staff and had a sweet... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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436 reviews 436 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When I was living in London, I used to come to this place every Saturday lunch time to have Dim Sum, and dine here in dinner time from time to time. My visit to my old favorite spot has not disappointed me. All the staffs still remember me, that was a nice touch. Service is efficient, and there are plenty... More 

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Suffolk, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited London with friends last month and as usual went to Joy King Lau, as usual it was excellent, we had Dim Sum and although it is not cheap it is always consistently good.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was in Soho China Town one day and decided to try a Chinese Restaurant on a side street slightly out of the way. To be honest, didn’t expect much. Ordered a dish plus a veg soup. Somewhat unexpectedly I was advised that the soup really has not got much veg in it and suggested an added veg to my... 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
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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