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Joy Wah

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287 Rockingham Rd, Bellows Falls, VT 05101-3139
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Rutland, Vermont
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237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were impressed with this place in out of the way Bellow's Falls. Right on Route 5 along the Connecticut River. Ask for a table in the backroom which is all glass and gives you a great view of the river while you eat. We ordered fried pork dumplings and beef teriyaki skewers for appetizers. The dumplings were huge and... More 

2 Thank lhousesoccer
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints, service, food and prices are steady and consistent. Also a smile, welcome, thank you and good bye. A very rare commodity today in the world of hospitality and service.

1 Thank KTallman
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years, often with out of town guests. Bellows Falls is short of restaurants....even bad restaurants. So if you are visiting the area, this is your best bet. The food is always excellent, and service very good as well. The best is the location. You can dine in a glass walled room overlooking... More 

Thank Raymond M
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421 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Usually, a buffet is not always a good indication of the regular food but this buffet was very good, fresh and tasty. The buffet is filled in such a way that the food is constantly moving and fresh. I loved the idea of a choice of soup then you can get your appetizers, many to choose from. The entrees are... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

very nice atmosphere, super friendly staff, food ranges for good to great. good drinks as well as on a regular Thursday night. very consistent and satisfying experience

Thank mikek1177
Alstead, New Hampshire
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

My husband loves their egg rolls - I do too when I am too weak-willed to refuse them! Love the Kung Pao chicken with cashews. They don't skimp on the cashews! The atmosphere has been described by others here as "tacky" but we like it! It has cool chinese tiles on the ceiling and a nice view from the porch... More 

Thank dfuller
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

We've eaten here quite often when venturing to Vermont. Thee are great views from the location high above the Connecticut River. The food overall is quite good, but can get "greasy" at times. The Salt & pepper Shrimp is one of the better dishes. With my spouse being Chinese, we dine at MANY Chinese rest. around New England. We do... More 

Thank keithmNashua_nh
Claremont, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Recently went to this restaurant upon recommendation. We found the restaurant layout nice, the food good and they have some nice selections. We were definitely disappointed in the service as the waitstaff (our waiter and 2 others) seemed to like to spend their time talking to other staff members or people they seemed to know well. They were not friendly... More 

Thank jdw1200
Guilford, Vermont
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

I've heard mixed reviews of Joy Wah but every time I visit its above average! The place is reminiscent of the Chinese restaurant from the movie, "A Christmas Story" except it has an amazing view of the Connecticut River. The waiters are all smartly dressed in black/white with bow ties and work efficiently and quick. The bar selection ranges widely,... More 

Thank Anthony F
Eastford, Connecticut, United States
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

We stopped here on the way north on a Friday night. I was excited to try this place out as I was craving good Chinese food and the reviews for Joy Wah were decent. Boy did I leave disappointed..... When we got in there, about 2/3 of the tables were full. There were 2 young men working the front counter.... More 

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Rockingham Rd, Bellows Falls, VT 05101-3139
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Bellows Falls
  • Phone Number: 802-163-9761

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