Joy Luck Place Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Joy Luck Place

10911 N Wolfe Rd

Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 255-6988

The San Mateo location closed and reopened as Champagne Seafood Restaurant.

Try their Joy Luck Place’s Cupertino location or visit HK Causeway Bay across the street.

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Exterior

Joy Luck Place is part of a restaurant group that has Chinese Cantonese restaurants locations in the San Francisco Bay area namely Cupertino. Their San Mateo location closed in 2009. We’ve been to both of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dim sum served only during lunch. Another review covers dinner.

Be sure to read our Introduction to Chinese Dim Sum.

Decor, Vibe – Clean, improved atmosphere over the typical Chinese restaurant. Joy Luck Place is a fairly busy and noisy Chinese restaurant with lots of families and friends eating together.

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Inside

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Cart

Menu pics

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Menu

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Daily Dinner specials – All great deals

Picks:

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Sesame Balls

Sesame Balls ($2.80) – Fresh and hot out of the fryer.  Filling was not too sweet.

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Fried Pork Dumplings (Ham Soi Gok) ($2.80) – Also Fresh and hot out of the fryer. Crunchy. Good meat filling. The best we’ve had.

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Chicken Feet

Chicken Feet (fung zao) ($2.80) – Classic parts cooked well and with a great flavor.

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Stewed Tripe

Stewed Tripe ($4.20) – Crunch but a little chewy. Lots of stomach parts. It did have a good flavor. Not for the faint of heart..

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Shrimp Rice Noodle

Shrimp Rice Noodle ($5) – Nice and giggly, lots of shrimp, not too oily.

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Shrimp Dumplings

Shrimp Dumplings (Har gow) – ($4.20) 4 to an order. Big shrimp, good wrapper.

OK:

Joy Luck Place Dim Sum Pork Buns

Pork Buns ($2.80) – 3 small ones to an order. Texture and meat were okay.

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Steamed Spare ribs in Black Bean (pai gwat) ($3.50) – Tender meat but not a lot of flavor. Also oily and salty.

Pans:
None

Service was a little above average for a place like this. You have to hunt down the workers for most requests. 11am on weekends is the best time to arrive. No line and lots of different food available instantly. The breath of items was good. All in all, the food was of decent quality and reasonably priced.

Also at:
10911 N Wolfe Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-6988

Joy Luck Place San Mateo on Urbanspoon

Joy Luck Place Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer/Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:M-F 11am-230pm/530pm-9pm. Sa/Su 10am-230pm/530pm-10pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$2.80 - $10

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