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Joy King Lau

3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
+44 20 7437 1132
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“dim sum” (270 reviews)
“cheung fun” (26 reviews)
“siu mai” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Over the years Chinatown restaurants seem to have built up a reputation for grumpy unfriendly service. It's okay for a laugh for the first couple of times but it soon becomes boring. Joy King Lau provided a perfect antidote when a close friend and I...More

Thank thewriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Basic tables and surroundings but food always lovely. Highly recommend. Only had crispy duck and Jasmine tea today but lovely and hot. Quick service.

1  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked an early 6.30pm table. We ordered a set meal for 4 and the food and service was very good. Staff were also very friendly. Only negative was when we came to pay. You get presented with just a slip that has the total amount...More

1  Thank 2000steph
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Could give 3 1/2 stars. The place has 3 floors, the dim sum was good. At the end we went back for dinner on the same day. The night before, we went to Wan Chai Corner. We found the dishes there was more homemade style...More

Thank Bonnie-hello
Reviewed 15 April 2018

14/04/2018 - This restaurant is definitely one to avoid. Ordered noodles and a rice dish, both were very bland and low quality ingredients. Grumpy staff dump the food on the table, no friendly service here. Bill was not itemised and overall was expensive. Oh and...More

Thank Ryoma S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Ordered lemon chicken and very disappointed with it - the chicken strips were very thin compared to the batter, which was hard, so they were tough. Also, the final bill was not itemised and just gave the final amount due, so it was impossible to...More

Thank Lyndsey_13
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My family is from Hong Kong and have lived in London for over 40 years. We can safely say that Joy King Lau is the most authentic Chinese restaurant anywhere. Its wide selection of dim sum and entrees are freshly made to traditional recipes, with...More

Thank SyLO2016
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Having been here since 1991 on and off it was always excellent HOWEVER - I was very very disappointed yesterday when I took a party of four - Singapore Rice vermicelli is my favourite oriental dish and I have included a photo as it was...More

Thank Abchi19
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Bitterly disappointed. Dim sum offering was poor with only two options & just under £10 for six dim sum. Nothing to shout about. Food was bland, you would find it easy enough to Google and make a better Chinese Chicken curry without too much effort....More

Thank jstands4jay
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went here for Dim Sum on the Sunday during the Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Dog! Certainly one of the best dim sum places there is to be found in London! This was actually the place that popped my dim...More

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
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Luke B
30 October 2017|
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Response from paulZ7446QO | Reviewed this property |
We took ours many times and there was no problem.
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1 November 2016|
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Response from Marianna M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Christmas Day you could ring them 02074371132 email info@joykinglau
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 1132
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