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Joy Yee's Noodle Kitchen

Chinese, Asian, Thai, Korean
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519 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4619
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Excellent food - ok venue

We have been to this Joy Yee many times and the food is consistently good. The lunch specials Mon - Fri are a very good deal. The chicken basil is really good. The frozen fruit smoothies are also excellent. Ask for the smoothie in a to go cup so you can take the rest with you. They are huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Joy Yee's used to be a great place when it first opened. Now it's frequented by college students mostly and the quality is average. It is a very loud venue, so don't go there for a romantic meal. The drinks that are made in the blender bar make the whole joint very, very loud. They serve a lot of food.

Thank Devvora
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The lunch specials are filling, inexpensive and delicious. I have had the spicy basil noodles and soup here and they both were huge and delicious. So many drinks to choose from and always the best with so much fruit. I can't wait to try more items. Service is very attentive, fast, friendly and you can tell they like to work... More 

Thank Dragonfly1004
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This was the best tasting Chinese food I've had in a while. The service was quick and efficient and the restaurant was clean. I would highly recommend this restaurant in Chinatown.

Thank Cheryl B
Wauseon, Ohio, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Some of the servers need a training into more professional . The seating are horrible .The seats are way too tight and uncomfortable. They should do the way like push you finish your meal and please don't stay here too long. I know their set up for like fast food service. But forget the customer need a place to have... More 

Thank 77882014
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Visiting Evanston for a wedding, a family member took us to Joy Yee's. This is a casual place with no liquor license. They allow BYOB and have an extensive menu. The beef chow fun was mouth wateringly delicious, with hand pulled noodles and tender beef - a huge portion that we reheated for lunch later in the week.

Thank Dawn N
Metro Manila, Philippines
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Arrived 6:55 pm to a packed restaurant and had to wait 15 minutes for a table. Ordered wonton and beef brisket pho noodle soup, hot and sour soup, lemongrass chicken wings, honey pepper beef short ribs, and Hong Kong style fish fillet with vegetables. This restaurant’s dishes were huge (with lots of rice) and we realized right from the start... More 

Thank Ricky G
Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food, wonderful smoothies made from real fruit. Tables are lined up so that they almost touch--kinda like eating in a college dining hall. Boisterous atmosphere, but everyone seems to be having a good time. Menu is very varied and food is well prepared. Service is attentive and the wait staff usually gets the orders right.

Thank kayco23
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to this Joy Yee many times and the food is consistently good. The lunch specials Mon - Fri are a very good deal. The chicken basil is really good. The frozen fruit smoothies are also excellent. Ask for the smoothie in a to go cup so you can take the rest with you. They are huge and... More 

Thank Coffee94
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I've been to Joy Yee's three times during my stay in Evanston. The main reason was my hotel being just a few steps away, and their take away option. Portions were very generous (at least for a non-American like myself), however food was generally tasteless and difficult to digest. I love Asian food (Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Korean) however food... More 

Thank Pappo
Evanston, IL
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The menue is huge. The portions are large. The fruits drinks are numerous and large. The food is good. The place is a little noisy. The prices are very reasonable. Good value!!!

Thank Farenzy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-733-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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