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Joy Luck Buffet

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8030 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2818
+1 314-645-9982
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for our monthly family outing.Everyone enjoyed the buffet. Ordered some fried calamari from the menu also and it was delicious.

Thank Rachel F
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This seems to be one of the last Chinese buffets in Saint Louis, so please pay them a visit! The other ones I had been to in the area were pretty disappointing, but this one seemed to have very fresh food, fast service, and a great selection of all types of food. Very reasonably priced too! Oh...and clean! Do not... More 

Thank dee_eff_341
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We're from out of town and were looking for good authentic Chinese food. Two visits at this restaurant so far due to reviews on TripAdvisor. Good food the first time when we order all spicy dishes, so we went again since we're in town. This time we tried all non-spicy dishes and we were very disappointed. Stir fry veg dish... More 

1 Thank Sean W
st. louis, mo
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Will this place ever slip in quality? We have been coming here regularly for more than four years, to the point that I forget to offer a Tripadvisor review because it’s such a common feature of our monthly schedule. But it deserves an updated review because it has to be one of St. Louis’s top Chinese restaurants, even though it... More 

1 Thank twoteachersSt.Louis
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

My family loves going here for family dinners. Excellent buffet with quality food. Great sushi as well. Always, always busy. Good service.

Thank Natdanweb
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This place is really different from all other chinese buffets I visited in town. I was happy as soon as I got my place and the waitress said they have Coke Products (which meant I don't have to unwillingly order Sierra Mist). The number of the items were less but each of the items served (that I ate ) in... More 

Thank Avinash671
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I have been here a few times and enjoy the buffet. Last week me and my co-workers tried the hot pot ($26) to celebrate the Chinese new year and it did not live up to the other dishes they serve. Overall I love this place and will be back again and again. The buffet is always fresh and the price... More 

Thank Michelle P
St. Louis
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118 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Just happened onto this place the other day. The food is great, fresh and the sushi is some of the best I have eaten. I will be back!!!!

Thank BarryRay1964
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

When my husband taught Chinese students at the university, this was their favorite restaurant. Occasionally I see Asian young people walking here from the metrolink along the non-pedestrian-friendly Manchester Road. Fresh vegetables, diverse crowd.

Thank stokebailey
Saint Louis, Missouri
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

It is the buffett with all the bells and whistles of mass cooked foods that are from ther freezer to the wok or heating oven and to the line.... It is great for what it is but to me it a step above hospital food. THEY DO GIVE great services and seat you fast and efficiently.... ALSO they do have... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8030 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63144-2818
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-645-9982

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?