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Joy Luck Buffet

8030 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2818
+1 314-645-9982
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (2 reviews)
“chinese buffet” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian
8030 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2818
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This review pertains to the menu food and not the buffet food. I have never tried the food on the buffet but it looks good. If you want as close to real Chinese food in the area try the food on the menu. Explore a...More

Thank dpa61
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Decent price for lunch, party of 6, got a table immediately. Nothing fancy. Hadn’t been in a few years, saw they remodeled the interior but outside could use sprucing up. Food was ok, wouldn’t go with kids or important guests.

Thank jimhU944ZH
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

It looks like this place was pretty happening a few years ago. I visited 2-3 years ago and enjoyed it. I don't know how it has kept such high ratings. Compared to other STL area Chinese buffets, this place is super expensive for not very...More

Thank tnewtson
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This place should change the name from Joy Luck to Joyless Yuck. Food was not fresh and tasted like old reheated leftovers. The place was not clean and the restroom was disgusting. This place has changed management but it has not helped.

Thank davidl712
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Only tried their buffet. More of American type of Chinese food, deep fried, oily, either too sweet or too salty. Variety is okay, although fewer compared to Hibachi Grill. Price is right, $7.99 for lunch buffet and $9.99 for dinner buffet. Okay for occasional visit....More

Thank HelenSTL
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

this was not my first visit but definitely my last due to the large cockroach crawling on the wall by our table while eating

1  Thank 537deeb
Reviewed June 11, 2017

When you go into an ethnic restaurant and you see people of that same ethnic background eating at the restaurant you usually think - "Oh this must be an authentic restaurant!" - and most times you are right. But Joyluck Chinese Buffet puts an interesting...More

Thank Hyndiana_Jones
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

This may be one of the restaurants I've visited the most in St. Louis. It's not the most authentic food. But it's still good. The service can be better though.

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

2nd time we've been when visiting St. Louis. Food was ok for a Chinese buffet. If you get a chance I would order from the menu as the food is freshly prepared to order.

Thank Vi T
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

I talked my husband into going to Joy Luck because I'm my first visit a few years ago it was outstanding. I was so excited to revisit and unfortunately that was not to be the case this time around. The dining room was full of...More

2  Thank Beverly R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8030 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2818
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-645-9982
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