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Joy King Lau

3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
+44 20 7437 1132
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (270 reviews)
“cheung fun” (25 reviews)
“siu mai” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Leicester Street, London WC2H 7BL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried the dim sum and noodle dishes. Dim sum good quality but a bit disappointed with the fried hor fun. Taste was good but hor fun was thicker than I am used to.

Thank Weng Chun W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived quite late and it was full. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a good meal, nothing particularly unusual, but freshly prepared and good.

Thank 811Catherine52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the outside! It looks nice but we were very disappointed. We came as a family (2 adults 1 child and a baby) we were sent in a shabby lift (in fact the whole restaurant had seen better days) to the second...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is off the main streets in China Town but is all the better for it. The food was good, generous portions and very tasty. The mixed roast meats in particular were very good. It was also reaonable value for money for the area. It...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selections of dim sum and other stuff. Got in and the first thing they asked was "would you like some Chinese tea?" then brought me a pot. Had only three things and then I was full. I'll definitely visit this place again next time...More

Thank Andreas T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been to loads of Chinese restaurants in London and around the world and once upon a time, Joy King Lau was one of our regular haunts because the food was always excellent. So, despite not having been there for a...More

Thank karen1050
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, lively atmosphere with friendly staff. The food is packed with flavour and typically comes in an order of 3, so perfect for sharing. The soup dumplings are great, so definitely give those a try. We ordered about 6 dishes and the bill came...More

Thank lnsFred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real hidden gem in the heart of Chinatown. It doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but the food is absolutely excellent and the portions are huge. Staff are nice and extremely efficient - you won't waiting long at all to be sat...More

Thank Liam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had read the reviews on Trip Advisor before we went down to London so wanted to see if we could visit for some dim sum. Turns out it was round the corner from our hotel in Leicester Square and we ended up going twice as...More

Thank MkAlt15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many restaurants to choose from in Chinatown is difficult to decide which one to go to. Luckily I was dining with somebody who had been to pretty much all of the other places and yet always returned to Joy King Lau. With five...More

Thank Sweets K
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judi r
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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