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China Joy

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36889 N Tom Darlington Dr, "# B8", Carefree, AZ 85377
+1 480-488-6161
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Crete, IL
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal at China Joy in Carefree, Az. The food was like we were always used to eat in the Chicago Area. The food is good and the service is efficient. The waitress is serious but does have a sense of humor. I recommend it.

Thank beatstew
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I have tried this restaurant twice in two years. You would be better elsewhere. Lacks flavor. A better Chinese restaurant on the SW corner on Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Rd.

2 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Four friends and I were visiting Carefree for a retreat and chose China Joy for dinner. It was a mistake and there was no joy. There were no other customers when we arrived at 6 p.m. which should have been the first red flag. The second was the server. She was abrupt at best, outright rude at worst. Our dishes... More 

Thank Heather E
Carefree, Arizona
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Sadly the food is not very good. Never see any customers in the restaurant. I have tried it 3 times and it disappoints

Thank Eileen C
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My friend and I stopped by on a week day for the lunch special. It smelled like rotting food when we entered, but for some reason we stayed. My friend accidentally spilled her cup of soup. The waitress was clearly upset with us while she cleaned it up. No offer to fill her bowl. She brought out our chicken dishes... More 

Thank Susanne J
Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch --close to where we live. Food average, service "I don't really care" attitude. Very disappointed.

Thank Rose D
Cave Creek, AZ
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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was my first visit here. We were the only guests in there for a Sunday lunch. Lunch entries were about $8.95 a piece. Included egg drop soup, and an egg roll on the plate of your choice. No crunchy asian noodles. I had cashew chicken with diced vegetables. My husband had the beef broccoli. My veggies were not diced,... More 

Thank artqueen
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2015

We love to eat Chinese food and this place is the absolute best. If you like hot and sour soup, theirs can't be beat. All the dishes are good, you won't be disappointed.

Thank nancy s
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220 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Really revolting food served by surly supercilious waitstaff. Drive another half mile to Sesame Inn near Albertans on Carefree Highway to get great Chinese dishes cooked fresh, not greasy and with some protein and flavor

Thank sjgiants
Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We are always looking for good Chinese restaurants and this isn't one. The service was poor. The waitress had an attitude. The menu had no duck and no walnut shrimp. Two of our favorites. We ordered a shrimp dish with peanuts and the lemon chicken. Both were disappointing. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ash2002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36889 N Tom Darlington Dr, "# B8", Carefree, AZ 85377
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-6161

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