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Joy King Lau

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3 Leicester St, London WC2H 7BL, England
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As I expected being in china town they don't need to try hard ..lots of visitors regardless of the standard give this one a miss

Thank John D
London, UK
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been visiting this place for years. The food is great and the value even better. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank NALondon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the Chinatown restaurants have pretty much the same and moderate quality. My friends and I went for dimsum. We waited for 30 minutes to get the first dimsum served. Yum croquette and siu mai are fine; avoid ordering turnip paste as I personally find it terribly prepared. Salted egg custard bun is disappointing as well.

Thank SSQ_1201
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, this is my favourite restaurant of all time and always look forward to visiting it when in London. The staff are friendly, the location convenient and the food - an absolute delight. I recommend eating at lunchtime as their Dim Sum menu is available until 5 pm. There you will find Deep Fried Squid, Roast Pork Bun, and... More 

Thank Michela M
Bexley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited this restaurant restaurant with a friend last Saturday. It was early around 5pm so managed to get a table on the 2nd floor (has a lift). Staff very friendly with a good menu with all the main Chinese favorites. We had Duck for starters with some spring rolls and followed by three main dishes. We also had some beers... More 

Thank jeff013
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time here, the food was great and at a reasonable price, but we could have been given a little more time to look at the menu before being asked to order..

Thank Aliice T
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we go to London we always make sure we go to Joy King Lau, so have been going for a number of years. Good polite staff, good choices on the menu, freshly cooked. Prices are reasonable. You are able to eat leisurely or if you are going to one of the theatres nearby have a quick meal and... More 

Thank AOO_13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here and we were very glad we did. Very welcoming staff and wonderful service. We noticed that the vast majority of diners in this very busy restaurant were Chinese folks which made us think that perhaps the food was going to be good and we were right!! Started of with a selection of dim sum dumplings which were... More 

Thank Martin F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves good dim sum and a pretty good beef hor fun. Prices are fair and reasonable. Service is good. At least they don't throw down the dishes as in some other place. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Robert N
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lack lustre food, inaccurately cooked for an easily fooled tourist market is no recommendation for this restaurant. Their main interest is pouring wine to the brim of the glass. The experience is complimented by, probably, the rudest waitress in China Town. Avoid!

Thank Tiger53

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 St, 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 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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