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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 #2,542 of 16,942 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I had just finished running the British 10K and decided to load up on carbs. The seven of us decided to go to Joy King Lau since his brother and cousins were regulars. We initially received a warm welcome before being seated upstairs. The seating was nice and the colour scheme was fairly conservative. I didn’t feel... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Dined here again this week and as always found the food delicious, the staff friendly and nothing is a problem. Their Dim Sum lunch is exceptional and their more traditional dishes cannot be bettered. Have been going here since 1988, just the best!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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287 reviews 287 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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