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“Tasty”
Review of China Joy

China Joy
Ranked #95 of 151 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice little Chinese off the village green. Dishes made with local baby shrimp, such as egg foo young, are tasty and inexpensive. Good vegetarian eggrolls. Lunch menu until 4 pm.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I tried it three times and every time the food (different dishes) became worse. I would never even recommend that to anyone.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I would rather die of hunger than eat there again.If there was a lower rating than terrible it would not be low enough.

Thank hillwill
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Never in my life, have I've encountered a restaurant that added automatic tip to PARTY OF FOUR after serving terrible food.

The owner decided to waive the $1.95 worth of hot and sour food that we barely touched because it tasted so bad. BUT, they took the liberty to add over 20% tip to the $60 bill!

Obviously they were afraid we were going to stiff them on the tip. That was personally insulting, because I don't tip any less due to bad food.

Moreover, it was clear that the chef had no pride in his/her cooking, because all the dishes were extremely sloppily made. I don't even want to imagine the condition of the kitchen from a chef that just doesn't care.

Also, the ingredients used weren't of fresh quality. Just because you're eating seafood at Bar Harbor, it doesn't mean you're eating locally caught seafood at this place. Do yourself a favor and pass on any expensive seafood dish at this place. They're not fresh. I know, because I had 3 seafood dishes.

Spending multiple nights in Bar Harbor might cause lobster fatigue, but do yourself a favor and fight the urge the go to this place. It's just not worth it. Though the flavoring of some of the dishes were ok-to-decent, a place like this would go out of business in a month anywhere else in the country.

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Thank Joe L
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We ordered take out, three different dishes. We ended up throwing everything away. Food was tasteless and simply awful. If you get a crave for Chinese this restaurant is not an option.

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Thank Tsiburi
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