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Joy King Lau

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3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my favourite dim sum restaurant in London. We booked a table for 12 as soon as it opened, as it fills up quickly. Photo menus are available for non-Chinese speakers. Aim for 3 dim sum plates per adult and maybe a plate of noodles and/or rice and enjoy the sharing experience. As 6 adults and 6 young children,... More 

Thank sjjch
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place during our family trip to London. It was Monday night so we managed to get a table. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious. The king prawns and the vegetables were particularly good but also the steak and noodles were excellent too. Only downside for me personally, I like an ice cold dry white wine... More 

Thank mammalicious
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this restaurant, the food is amazing, we got a variety of dim sum and noodle dishes, each dish was different and excellent. everyone really enjoyed the food. Will definitely return to this restaurant when I am next in London

Thank Susannehmb
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, but not impressed with service, staff is not friendly, helpful, they are a bit slow through the service but for bill they are quick

Thank Petra O
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here about 5 minutes after it opened for lunch and it was already pretty full which is a good sign! Very efficient service and the food was great. We were craving dumplings and they were just what we wanted. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Jenny G
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love dim sum. This is the best I have had in London by a country mile. Easy 5*. I am supposed to write 100 characters but why? Its the Best PERIOD.

1 Thank Andy H
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a vegetarian, I have struggled in Chinatown, either from lack of choice or overly pricey options. I stumbled upon this place online, and decided to give it a try. It was surprisingly enjoyable. There were a fair few options for me; I ended up with the hot and sour soup and egg fried rice, while my carnivorous companion went... More 

Thank K S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food - soft shell , crispy crab is excellent . Four of us had a long lunch here with each person choosing something different - apart from crispy duck pancakes which is pretty much an every time order when dining Chinese . Sadly they didn't have eel dishes ( the menu listed three tasty sounding choices ) on... More 

Thank Mark Benjamin L
London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting Joy King Lau for over 30 years, so you might think that this review is a bit biased. Well, perhaps it is slightly. Despite my regular patronage I also eat at many other Chinese restaurants is Soho. Many of the other restaurants have also served me great food, but none have been of such a consistently high... More 

1 Thank Lol85
London, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff very offhand and rude-the food was bland and tepid-bill for 2 was £76-one beer and glass of wine with dinner-was presented with a bill scrawled in Chinese when asked for bill in English was told 'not possible''! The only thing this place has in common with most Chinese restaurants in the area are the waiting staff-they are all Chinese....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: (020)-7437-1132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

Neighborhood Profile
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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