Dining

Restaurants

Joy & Joy

Rating

Date of reviewJan 01, 2010
Cuisine Chinese
LocationCentral

Shop 211, 2/F, Melbourne Plaza, 33 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
中環皇后大道中33號萬邦行2樓211號舖

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Overview

Lunch hours

11:00 am-4:00 pm

Dinner hours

6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Dress Code

Smart casual

Reservation

Yes

Buffet

No

Corkage

N/A

Private Room

N/A

Accept Credit Card

Yes

Smoking Area

No

Review

Setting

Joy & Joy boasts an intimate venue by Cantonese restaurant standards, small in size but big on style, with a luxe modern Chinese decor concept that translates into clean lines and lots of black and red.

Food

The relatively small size of Joy & Joy’s restaurant space is good news for the diner, as everything that comes out of the kitchen is piping hot, just as Cantonese cuisine should be served. Start with honey-glazed roast pork, a restaurant speciality that swerves from the traditional cold sliced appetizer – here, it’s served hot off the stove, cut thick and glazed heavily so the juices stay intact and burst with flavour. For the health-conscious, a vat of ingredient-heavy soup is imperative, and double-boiled fish maw, pig’s lung and almond soup is milky, thick and tasty. The mains don’t disappoint either, and will please both western and traditional palates – an adventurous deep-fried shrimp in orange sauce is delightfully tangy and crispy, while an old standby of steamed fish is executed admirably.

Wine

Wine isn’t the lynchpin that holds a Cantonese restaurant together, so the selection is limited to a smattering of reds at the bar. Opt instead for beer or, for the daring, a striking Chinese wine.

Service

Attentive, polite and knowledgeable, the staff are a pleasure to deal with and an excellent resource for recommendations.

Price   $$$$$

A meal for two should set you back just over HK$1,000.
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