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Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

2139 S China Pl
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 328-0001
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Awesome food and drinks! Price is also reasonable. Love their milk tea drinks.


The drinks are fantastic and the food is mediocre. Seems to be a favourite for Americans. If you are into a more authentic Asian meal you should try the resteraunts around this ...

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Awesome Pad Thai 6/21/2006

This is one of the best places in Chicago to go for thai food. The food at this location is amazing and the pad thai is unbeatably good. They have just the right flavors and just the right amount of peanuts in their pad thai. They also have a great assortment of bubble teas that come in so many different flavors. What is even more incredible is that they are really reasonably priced so you can go here often and enjoy their delicious food. This place is in the heart of Chinatown and not hard at all to find. more

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Lost My Taste for Joy Yee's 4/9/2006

I used to love Joy Yee's Noodle Shop (I have gone to both the one in Chinatown on the South Side and the one in Evanston on the North Side); I always wanted to go there when I was with friends and we were looking for cheap but satisfying eats. I had been telling my sister about the place when she came to town. Well, I took her to the Joy Yee's in Evanston and while we are waiting for our meal to be delivered to the table, we notice huge cockroaches crawling all over the unoccupied table next to us. I was so disappointed. I always thought of the place as nice and clean (it has Scandinavian wood tables with modern decorations, an open kitchen). When I mentioned the bugs to our waiter, he just looked at the table, brushed one of the bugs to the floor (still alive) and walked away. Well, such is my appetite for Joy Yee's. I think the waiter's reaction was more disturbing than the bugs! Since that incident, I have not gone back. I am not naive about restaurants and bugs, but I think anyplace that has such a laissez faire attitude about them is no place I want to spend my dining dollars when there are so many other great restaurants out there. more

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Good Smoothies 3/31/2006

A tiny Asian restaurant in the heart of Chinatown square. They have display of their menu in the front of the restaurant and you can also look at their menu before you order to get an idea of the kind of food you'd like. I am personally not a big fan of Joy Yee, the place is so small and usually is crowded. The sitting are to close from one table to the other, not a comfortable place to eat. The food are also not as good as they look like in the picture. Now, I would only go here to order their smoothies to go. more

Great food but long lines. 9/5/2005

I've enjoyed all of the dishes I've tried at Joy Yee's. The bubble teas are especially tasty--they have such a wide variety that I try a new one every time. This restaurant is in Chinatown so parking isn't too bad. I would suggest going for a late lunch or early dinner, since lines to get a table around dinner time can be long. more

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Shakes and more 8/29/2005

This place has a huge menu with a lot of different types of Asian food, including Chinese, Korean and Malaysian. The fruit shakes and bubble teas here are great. All the shakes are made fresh to order. more

Great drinks mediocre food 8/28/2005

The drinks are fantastic and the food is mediocre. Seems to be a favourite for Americans. If you are into a more authentic Asian meal you should try the resteraunts around this resteraunt. Give the fruit bubble teas a try. more

Go here! Go here! 8/21/2005

Over my five day trip to Chicago I went to Joy Yee’s a total of THREE times. That’s right, three days out of five, I went to Joy Yee’s – that’s how good it is. Also, I hail from the Bay Area, home of bubble tea galore, but we don’t have anything like this back home. The drinks are much larger that standard and the flavors and variety of drinks is awesome. They also serve up some good food for affordable prices – only sticking point is that the service is only so-so. more

Popular Chinese restaurant 8/21/2005

Joy Yee is a very popular chinese restaurant in Chicago. they have two locations one in chinatown and the other up in Evanston around Northwestern Campus. They are known for their huge portions and fruit and bubble tea. Expect long lines as it is a hot place to visit for all the high school and college aged students. The food is delicious. more

Great bubble tea, ok food 8/15/2005

This is the place for Bubble Tea in Chinatown. Though there is a special counter just for ordering Bubble Tea, there is usually a line stretching outside. The ingredients are fresh and they prepare the drink right in front of you. The restaurant is a crowded and the food is definitely overshadowed by the drinks. There’s not much on the menu for vegetarians, but that is a problem at most restaurants in China-town. Skip the other shops selling bubble tea, and wait for Joy Yee – definitely worth it. more

Best Mango Bubble Tea 8/11/2005

I can’t say enough good things about Joy Yee’s Noodles in Chinatown. This place has the best mango bubble tea!!!! Some friends and I decided to try the Taste of Chicago food festival, but we ended up coming here three times. Our rice dishes were savory, though we kept eyeing the soup noodles at the table next to us. The prices are affordable and the portions large. Plus, the menu comes with pictures so you know what to look forward to. more

good choice 8/10/2005

It provides different kinds of Asian food, especially noodles. Taste is delicious and colorful. If you visit China town, don’t miss it. Price is OK. But you have to wait for long time on weekend. There are too many customers. Recommend this restaurant. The environment is so so just like other Chinese restaurants. more

Mmm Mmm Good 8/9/2005

Joy Yee's Noodles combines different dishes and styles from across Asia into one expansive menu and one cheery little dining room. The end product is pleasing, with a variety of tastes, large portions and, most importantly, low prices. Joy Yee's offers an extensive list of appetizers including list of broths, noodles, meats and other fillers from which they can concoct soups suited to their tastes. This diverse Asian cuisine flows into the main courses as well, and the menu of entrees is vast. Diners can choose between dozens of dishes, ranging from the most traditional Asian favorites to innovative new twists on classic recipes. This place is great. Great food and great black pearl drinks. Best place in chinatown. more

Fruit flies and chinese food do not mix 8/9/2005

I have been here on several occasions because my friend likes this place. Every time I go I am dissapointed. The food is horrible and can be found elsewhere for cheap and better quality. I also don't like dining with fruit flies flying everywhere. I don't know why this place is still crowded with people. I will have to say that the boba drinks are the best in the chinatown area that you can get. But, during the weekends it is not worth the long wait. more

Great Trendy Chinese Restaurant 8/5/2005

Joy Yee has become one of the hottest little chinese restaurants in chinatown. It is most popular for their fruit drinks and bubble tea. Their menus are vibrant with lots of pictures to make ordering a snap. Their portions are huge and their pricing is comparable to their quality. It is very busy every day, so don't be surprised with a long line out the door and a 30-60 min wait. But believe me, it is worth the wait. The restaurant is quite small and can feel packed if you have a large group, so i recommend groups of 4. Great little date place too if you just want a quick bite to eat. more
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  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Armour Square, South Side, Armour Square (Chinatown)

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