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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 #2,642 of 17,143 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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English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Not a very luxurious dining room but the food was excellent. Service very attentive. Very busy, but we where not rushed. Excellent value!!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

back again after a year and it re affirmed our view this is the best Chinese in central London by miles

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great quality Dim Sum - comparable to the standards you would expect in Hong Kong. Great bustling atmosphere. Come for the full experience!

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London
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went here for my daughter's 8th birthday for dim sum around 430pm. Two adults and three children. Bill came to just under £50. Service was the best we've had in a Chinese restaurant, really excellent. The crispy pork and duck rice was very good, noodles were fine, char siu buns a bit too sweet, dumplings all good and turnip... More

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Bristol, UK
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319 reviews 319 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Always packed full of Chinese people for Dim Sum this place manages to serve great chinese to chinese people as well as wider 'traditional british chinese' food to both tourists, and locals. The Dim Sum is excellent and varied, and the full menu is also great. If you visit during the day make sure you ask for the full menu... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Avoid. Unless you like tasteless food. The hot and sour soup is the blandest I have ever had. The mains tasted of nothing, except for the rice which pretty much says it all

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We met up with a large family of friends and wanted to somewhere central for us all to eat and enjoy each other company. We were able to reserve a table in advance for 8. We were asked to climb the stairs to the 3rd floor and shown to a table for 8, we had the entire floor to ourselves... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lunch time is Dimsum time! Fried or steamed- dozens to choose from, excellent. Menu is amazing try something different by asking the staff to choose for you - tell them what meat/ veg you like and ask them for something good. You won't be dissappointed.

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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had looked on Trip Advisor as to where to eat in Chinatown whilst we were on our trip to London. We got a taxi there and were greeted by friendly staff. The door was kept open, which made a lovely breeze through on a balmy summer evening. We ordered Crispy Duck for the 4 of us for starters. We... More

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Bedford - England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate here post theatre and had great food. Service was good although there were only a few people left. Mens toilets really let this down and needed a good clean. Main dishes were generally around £8 to £13. Overall we would eat here again as the food was so tasty, not too salty and well presented.

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