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Joy Garden Restaurant

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2918 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5103
(804) 358-8012
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Henrico, Virginia
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Closest and favorite when we lived in a hotel for 2 weeks waiting for our furniture to be delivered. Hasn't changed much. Most combination meals were between $7&$10 . My friend was able to special order his sauce.

1 Thank Baileyh0
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I frequented Joy Garden at lunch time, where the staff was able to fill my request for "chicken and rice", which was not on the menu. The chicken and rice was excellent and the container was large for plenty to fill your appetite.

Thank Larry P
Clayton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Absolutely the best Chinese food! Great service, varied menu, serves liquor. We were driving through town and didn't know the area at all, but this place had good reviews so we decided to give it a try. There were 3 of us, and we each ordered something different. All were great. Lemon chicken was different from most places, as it... More 

Thank Scandicus716
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164 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stopped by since this was walking distance to my hotel and i just wanted a cocktail. You cant beat the prices (since it is a not a bar by trade). The waitress was friendly, offering some wonton noodles to snack on with my drink. I would definitely return.

Thank AmbersM0mmy
Richmond, Virginia
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food is good and plentiful. This restaurant has been at this location for as long as I can remember. It's good for lunch and/or dinner. They have a huge variety and I typically lean to the Kung Po Shrimp.

Thank beachbum57771
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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201 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been coming here on and off since my childhood. When I am in Richmond I always try to pay a visit. My favorite dishes are the sub gum wonton soup, the noodles with minced pork meat sauce and the shrimp with lobster sauce. The family that runs the restaurant is very nice and the service is excellent .... More 

Thank Hollin D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wow, what's old is new again! This place has been around forever and with food like this it's plain to see why. My mom and I decided to eat in, and the service was really nice. We were seated immediately and our orders taken. Drinks were then promptly bought to the table. There was very pleasant music playing ( a... More 

Thank Arlana Kittyboo S
Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It has been a while since I've visited this establishment. Before my one and only visit, I had heard of the seemingly popular Chinese restaurant. I had heard many good things. Upon arrival, one can be impressed by the decor. Which is the typical style Chinese art and sculpture. However, I found the food about as good as you might... More 

Thank MrJoyboy
Annapolis, Maryland
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

What a Jewel ! Service and Food was so much better than the large chain restaurants I visited in Richmond. The Pepper Steak was delicious! Outstanding Egg Drop soup...tastes just like the soup at the famous Canton Village in New York City. I love the classic Neon sign on the building...it is so inviting. The Retro Decor of the dining... More 

Thank marcusexp
Hackensack, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very Very retro inside..Going back in time when Chinese Restaurants where the "rage" Good service.. Only thing missing was fried noodles with duck sauce on the table.. I had the chicken mei fun and my boyfriend had the sesame beef.. very good ! Liked that owner said Hello to us during the meal! Love that retro neon sign.. It got... More 

Thank DD1776

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2918 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 358-8012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?