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Joy King Lau

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3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
+44 20 7437 1132
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Göteborg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great and authentic Chinese food with a very attentive and quick service. Located in China Town just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus (about 3 blocks only). Highly recommended if you like real Chinese food.

Thank Leif-Olof W
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited, hungry after a show. The restaurant is friendly, unfussy and "easy". The choice of food is good, the flavours and textures genuine and interesting. Very good value for money and fun to be sat next to the staff eating and chatting at the end of service. Just what we needed at the end of a long day.

Thank AndrewB57
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family was recommended to eat here. We came as a group of 7 people on Saturday evening without a booking, lucky they had a table for us as we could see the ground floor was packed. We were seated on the 3rd floor and was served by several waiters. They were all very friendly. We ordered the... More 

Thank mamac88
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is bland. Beijing duck is dry. Aubergine dish is over cooked, no seasoning. Buffers nearby have better quality food. Never come here again.

Thank Annie D
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value with what I interpreted as authentic food. Not fancy but great for a quick lunch bite as we did. Would recommend the pork buns for sure.

Thank Rhian 0
London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be my favourite dim sum restaurant, not anymore. I was there last Saturday and had overcooked and cold dim sum. The three dishes were served 20 minutes apart and were cold ! It wasn't even that busy! Very disappointed.

1 Thank Mukuma
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was authentic and of top quality. Excellent value, we had 10 different dishes (chicken, duck, king prawns, veg, tofu, hot pot,.....) between the 8 of us and the bill came to less than £20 a head! For the quality of food you get at this place, you simply can't beat that in the heart of central London. A hidden... More 

Thank redhair007
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After three visits we have given up. We used to go to Mr Kong in Lisle St, but sadly it closed down and we have been looking for a replacement. Food is reasonable although on the bland side, and service is fast but it closes (and I mean they want you out the door) at 11.15.All the tricks of the... More 

1 Thank LenCLS
Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short story: Meh. Long story: If there's one thing I'm crazy about it's going to Dim Sum on weekends. I almost never get to that, so I when I do, it's always super exciting. We got to Joy King Lau through Yelp reviews. Here are the points worth noting for other lovers of the genre: 1. Get there on time... More 

Thank Limor M
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try a new dim sum restaurant, and Joy King Lau was rated one of the best after doing some research. It did not disappoint! It was very fresh and very tasty. Was pleasantly surprised. I'd definitely visit again!

Thank Natasha L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: +44 20 7437 1132

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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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