Joy Restaurant

3.7/5.0
5 reviews

1495 Beach Park Blvd

San Mateo, CA

Category: Chinese

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June 6, 2006
Anonymous
56943 reviews
Nice food. crowded at lunch time.
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August 29, 2000
Jai S.
San Mateo , California
39 reviews
food is excellent and cheap. place is small though and gets crowded. must go here, its quite good.
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August 6, 1998
Anonymous
56943 reviews
Good Shanghai/Taiwan food. Most interesting dishes are not on the English menu, so learn Mandarin, or bring somebody who already has. Mandarin style Dim Sum on weekends is pretty good, but so are the dinners. Most interesting dishes include: 1. Tung Po pork (new addition to the menu) - braised pork belly - a classical dish beloved by the poet Su Tung Po. His cholesterol level has not been known to posterity, one can guess... 2. Whole leg of pork with garlic sauce on the side - should usually be ordered an hour before coming, as it takes time to cook. 3. Carp tails with scallions. 4. Braised whole duck. 5. Duck with taro root. 6. 3-cup chicken. ... and others.
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December 9, 1997
Jason D.
9 reviews
I found this restaurant by accident, and believe me, I am very glad I did. The restaurant is small and located in a shopping center along the bay. If possible, try to order from the Chinese menu, but if you are not with anyone who understands Mandarin the friendly staff will surely help you. I had rice cakes with vegetables and chicken which was unbelievable, beef noodles with probably the best soup I have ever had, fried bread which was tasty and not too greasy, and for dessert I had red beans over shaved ice with condensed milk. I left the restaurant very happy; although I was stuffed beyond capacity.
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September 19, 1997
Anonymous
56943 reviews
The chef certainly knows how to cook! The [Cantonese] word "Wok Hay" (great flavor you get when using a HOT wok) is just great. There are many local specialty dishes. My favorite dish which has no English name was a deluxe clay pot which contains soup with glass noodles, Napa cabbage, fish balls, black mushrooms. Even ubiquitous "Walnut Prawns" dish was very good. The string bean dish was fresh, spicy and full of good flavor. For those who don't read/speak Chinese, go for the set menus for 4, 6, 8 people. They're the real McCoy and you won't be disappointed.
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