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2918 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5103
(804) 358-8012
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly lackluster

It has been a while since I've visited this establishment. Before my one and only visit, I had heard of the seemingly popular Chinese restaurant. I had heard many good things. Upon arrival, one can be impressed by the decor. Which is the typical style Chinese art and sculpture. However, I found the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
MrJoyboy
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wow, what's old is new again! This place has been around forever and with food like this it's plain to see why. My mom and I decided to eat in, and the service was really nice. We were seated immediately and our orders taken. Drinks were then promptly bought to the table. There was very pleasant music playing ( a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It has been a while since I've visited this establishment. Before my one and only visit, I had heard of the seemingly popular Chinese restaurant. I had heard many good things. Upon arrival, one can be impressed by the decor. Which is the typical style Chinese art and sculpture. However, I found the food about as good as you might... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a Jewel ! Service and Food was so much better than the large chain restaurants I visited in Richmond. The Pepper Steak was delicious! Outstanding Egg Drop soup...tastes just like the soup at the famous Canton Village in New York City. I love the classic Neon sign on the building...it is so inviting. The Retro Decor of the dining... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very Very retro inside..Going back in time when Chinese Restaurants where the "rage" Good service.. Only thing missing was fried noodles with duck sauce on the table.. I had the chicken mei fun and my boyfriend had the sesame beef.. very good ! Liked that owner said Hello to us during the meal! Love that retro neon sign.. It got... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Have been going for years when I pass through Richmond. Wor won Ton, shrimp with lobster and noodles with meat sauce were very good. Very nice staff. Not gourmet but solid Chinese "comfort " food. Not greasy and well prepared.

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Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

It is with great sadness that I write this review. I have been coming here since the 1960's and it has always been great. I moved away and was back home for a couple of days and went here. When I walked in it looked the same right off but looking and smelling closer I saw a dirty restaurant with... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

It´s a classic Chinese-American restaurant. Maybe not as traditional as some would want, but the Chinese family keep part of the menu authentic. Nevertheless, it´s a good option if you are craving Chinese food and want good food with a good price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

Like something out of the 1950's. The food tastes good but they use a lot of MSG and I get a headache every time I go, without fail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

Haven't been in ages, but used to be one of my favorites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

used to be one of my favorite chinese restaurants, have not eaten at this location in years.

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Additional Information about Joy Garden Restaurant

Address: 2918 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5103
Phone Number: (804) 358-8012
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2918 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 358-8012

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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