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Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 19, 2023 via mobile

First thing I noticed was an odd smell as I walked in, I should have walked out. The table tops were sticky and kids toys stacked at the end of one table. Ok if you have your kid(s) in let them play. Pick them up...when they are not there. I had one bite and thought what the devil is this. The second small bite tasted like some kind of sweet tomato catsup sauce. A small bite of the fried rice, and a bite of the egg roll.... that was it, I walked out and went looking for another place for lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

We ordered the Kung Pao chicken and the sesame chicken with fried rice. While the portions were generous, the quality of the chicken was disappointing. It was tough and chewy.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Joy Food Chinese has really good Chinese food. I've not gotten anything that I have not loved. Get take out here all the time. They do have a tables occasionally eat in. One of the best

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Not everyone delivers where we live. Pizza is about it, except for Joy foods. You can order on line, know to within a few minutes when it will be delivered, and hot and delicious when it arrives.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

Quick service, great food. I called my order in and it was ready when I arrived to pick it up 10 minutes later.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Staff very pleasant. Crab Ran goon very good, egg drop wonton soup reported to be very good. The sesame chicken was lacking on the chicken a lot of breading. Difficult to find good Asian food in Kentucky

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

If you are looking for tasty food at a decent price, then Joy Food Chinese is the place for you. If you are in a hurry and need a hot meal prepared quickly and efficiently this is the place. The food is cooked fresh with...each order and is served hot and delicious. But, if you are looking for atmosphere in a quiet, intimate setting, you won't find it there. There are about 5 or 6 tables with chairs in the dining area, but they mostly serve the take-out/carry-out crowd. The owner and his wife are very friendly and run the business "hands on". I have never been there that the 2 of them weren't there. He does the cooking and his wife usually works the register. Like another reviewer pointed out, if you go there a few times and order pretty much the same dish, she will remember what you order which amazes me as busy as they are. Another thing that is nice is they will actually custom make whatever you wish if it isn't already on the menu. The location is very convenient, and if they could stay in that area (Brannon Crossing), I would love to see their business successfully expand as they they work hard and deserve whatever success they get!More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Quick service. Great for takeout. The food was really good not above average. The prices are reasonable and you get large portions

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is THE place for Chinese takeout. The food is very tasty, quickly prepared within sight, and hot off the grill. The proprietor is very nice, very friendly, and if you go there a few times she'll remember exactly what you order! I often stop...by on my way home from work for take out and I've never been disappointed. I usually get one large order with a couple of egg rolls. That's plenty of food for both my wife and myself - a great value! There is a small eat in area, but this is not generally an eat-out-with-family-or-friends restaurant. It's just the best Chinese take-out around!More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Our food was fresh, delivered in a timely manner, and tasted great. Ther IS a SMALL area to eat, but most get take-out or delivery.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

Lunch specials till 3 pm are $4.95. Food is always good. Eat in space is small but service is friendly. I usually carry out.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed November 3, 2015

The food here is good, the prices are great and the service is fast and friendly. Unlike chain buffets, where dishes sit out for up to an hour, the food is always prepared freshly and piping hot. You can eat in the restaurant or order...takeout. I would recommend the lunch specials for an extra great deal, and the Pork with Chinese Vegetables in particular.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Joy Food is an above-average American Chinese restaurant. The food is always a solid B, the service is always fast and friendly, the prices are good, and it's clean. There's nothing outstanding about the place, but it does everything you expect from a strip-mall Chinese...restaurant. They're always good about paying attention if you ask for something extra spicy, the lunch specials are a great value, and they have a pretty good selection. Their pad thai is better than you'd expect. And the delivery woman keeps a clean car, which is a bonus compared to the competition!More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

When you call for takeout it's REALLY HARD to understand what they are saying... But they're nice when you go inside. They tend to get your order wrong when you order over the phone.. So just go inside and order.. The food is alright. The...orange chicken was tasty. I don't know if I'll be returning though...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2015

I often get carry out from this restaurant as they are approx. 2.5 miles from my house. The staff are very, very nice and have never gotten my order wrong. Most importantly the food is excellent. The problem that I have run into at other...chinese restaurants is the quality of the chicken and beef that they use but this is NOT a problem at this restaurant. Typically I get one of the following: pepper steak, beef and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken or sesame chicken. Their prices are also very reasonable. You can get a lunch combo for $5 and a dinner combo for $7.More

Date of visit: February 2015
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Joy Food Chinese is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3