Joy Wok is a fresh alternative for people who like to eat healthy and love Chinese food. HUGE portions, freshly prepared, friendly staff, super fast.
Although they have some wonderful and unique dishes, they do a large take-out business, and therefore they also need to cater to a broad demographic with ""safe old stand-bys"" like chow mein and fried rice for less adventurous diners.
I usually have whatever fresh vegetables are in season - specials like asparagus, baby bok choy, asian eggplant, string beans - and then a choice of shrimp, chicken, tofu, beef, pork.
What's amazing about their food is that the vegetables are always fresh and cooked to order - never soggy from sitting in a steam stray. The chicken is all white meat; the shrimp are large and always taste fresh.
They will oblige with almost any sauce, and you can also request ""extra light on the oil"" and they do a nice job. They also have brown rice on request.
I am personally not a fan of deep fried Chinese food like General Tso's, so I can't vouch for those kinds of dishes.
Easily 80% of the business for Joy Wok has to be take-out, but there are plenty of tables. I'm only giving it 4 stars vs. 5 because if they only made the lighting a little less flourescent, and turned on some music, it would be nicer to eat there. But it's very clean and friendly. Just not high on ""Chinois ambience.""
If you are trying to eat healthy but want a lot of flavor, you can do very well at Joy Wok. If you love your Chinese food deep fried, nothing personal, but there are plenty of other places in town to get that.
Pros: Fresh, high quality ingredients, fast, reasonable, friendly
Cons: Flourescent (but clean) ambience for dining in