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“Better Than It Appears”
Review of Joy Luck Buffet

Joy Luck Buffet
Ranked #1,181 of 2,957 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This restaurant is deceiving. The parking lot and physical appearence of the restaurant is a bit sketchy. The dacor and cleanliness is just a solid average to slipping toward the dingy side. But, you are there for the food and that is what makes this visit and the next visit worth while. They are not short on portions of quality buffet style chinese food selections. The service was good, but the restaurant is pretty big and the servers are very busy. I have eaten here approximately 6 times now. You can always count on a pretty descent chinese food experience when you go there.

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Thank Scott M
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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

I have been there on two different occasion & the food is ok, I really can't complain about it. The place is nice and roomy and a good atmosphere to have a date. I just wish they have a little more on Chinese food to choose from.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Don't let the large number of cars on the parking lot fool you into thinking it might be too crowded. There IS always a crowd, but there's plenty of room inside. Nevertheless the buffet table is always kept fresh with hot servings from the kitchen. The extensive buffet includes both peel & eat and fried shrimp, and there's a sushi bar as well. Reasonably priced, and good service from the waitstaff keeping your drink filled.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

joy luck is under new management (for about a year now), and the restaurant is even better than it used to be! only place in town we know of where husband can get seaweed on the salad bar! my faves are the steamed dumplings, the black pepper chicken, and the mushroom chicken. in addition to seaweed, husband loves the occasional tempura frog legs, and he ALWAYS gets some ice cream! great place to stuff yourself!!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visited Joy Luck Buffet on a Friday night and it was busy. The restaurant has a Buffet, an American and a Chinese Menu. The American Menu is typical of St. Louis and has many old favourites. The Chinese Menu is different, it does have English descriptions. The food here is generally excellent. The buffet is extensive with many dishes that are not seen in similar places. I tried the "Salt and Pepper Heads On Shrimp" which were really excellent. I also had Shantung Beef from the Chinese Menu, Excellent again(enough for two). My son had the Crispy Chicken from the Chinese Menu, another delicious choice. Several at our table had buffet and we all tasted various tidbits. All in all I would say come hungry. Food and service very good.

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Thank sanshonedee
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