1335 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60622

Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Neighborhoods: University Village / Little Italy
Cuisine: Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese

Joy Yee's Noodle Shop is a Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 3/15/2015

    A Japanese food lover from Ashburn, VA tried it.

  • 2/28/2014

    A dining patron from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

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 Los Angeles, CA

solid choice

My follow-up review for this restaurant. Read my previous review for this restaurant here

Wontons are tasty without the soup - Szechwan Won Tons at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Szechwan Won Tons

a mountain of boiled won tons. soft wrapper and a juicy stuffing of meats. i’m a big fan of dumplings of any kind in general, so this dish was a winner for me.

Duck Noodle Soup at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Duck Noodle Soup

i like noodles, and i like duck so i thought, why not put them together?? the soup base was tasty, flavorful, and fatty fatty fatty. the amount of duck was decent, and some pieces were moist and delicious, others seemed to be more bone than duck. noodles were the round kind and a little overcooked. overall an alright soup bowl, but not the best. (i think i’d rather get the won ton soup bowl.)

Sesame Chicken

sesame chicken caught me off guard – i wasn’t expecting it to be so fresh and good. most places that i’ve been to offering deep fried dishes either put too much batter or serve a few days old food. this was neither. if you like deep fried, give this one a try!

Peache Freeze w/mini pearls & fruit top at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Peache Freeze w/mini pearls & fruit top

yummmy!!! i don’t think they use fresh peaches (probably canned), but that’s ok cause this boba is one heck of a refreshing drink. i decided to take it easy and went w/the mini pearls – adds a little kick to each slurp. don’t forget to ask for the ‘fruit top’ if you haven’t had your fruit for the day!

Very fruity.. - Pineapple chicken and shrimp with lycee at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Pineapple chicken and shrimp with lycee

3.5/4 stars. comes in half a pineapple so it has the novelty cool factor. the dish overall is very sweet (probably fr/the lychee and pineapple additions), and you’ll probably want to choose a different pineapple boat fried rice if you’re not a big fan of sweets. i enjoyed the dish though – the fruits kept it light & refreshing, the chicken was tender, and the shrimp wasn’t that puny, teeny tiny kind.

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 Chicago, IL

I am happily Topiocalized

Agree w/ previous reviews and good recommendations. Besides providing the tasty dishes so far Joy Yee has the best tapioca drinks in Chicago. It has plenty of drink selections to choose from. yum yum…. I love boba drinks. =)

Vietnamese Catfish with pork

This dish takes 15-20min to prepare and it comes out boiling hot. It is slightly spicy/salty and goes well w/ rice.

Mango Tapioca Freeze

The tapioca is not too hard and still has its bouncy consistency. The mango freeze is very yummy as well.

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 San Jose, CA

Massive menu, great fruit slushies and asian food near UIC

This Joy Yee’s environment is vastly better than the one in Chinatown – whereas the Chinatown is small and cramped beyond belief, this new one is wonderfully spacious and nicely decorated in a mixed asian/modern design.

If you’re into asian-style drinks like slushies and bubble tea, Joy Yee’s is the place for you. Not only do they make their fruit drinks from fresh fruit, but their portions are absolutely huge. These were the best slushies I’ve had in at least a year.

Joy Yee’s is not a place for the indecisive. Their menu is absolutely huge, covers the range of asian cuisine, and throws in interesting combinations to boot. I usually try picking from the items with the longest names, as I’m bound to get something interesting. The pictures on the menu help a lot too.

Overall, the food is decent, the quantities are large, and the drinks are fantastic. This is a great place for a quick meal near UIC.

Oyster beef rice in sizzling stone bowl

Boy, they sure don’t skimp on the oysters in this dish. If anything, I was suffering from oyster overload, which meant the dish was a bit too salty for my tastes.

Honeydew freeze w/mini pearls

I’m a huge fan of this drink. Not too sweet, but just enough flavor to satisfy this honeydew fan. Even better, it comes in a huge mug!

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 Berkeley, CA

ridiculous variety of asian food

This place definitely has a remarkable menu. It has like a million things on the list and there are also an enormous amount of pictures. There drink menu has like almost any combination of fruits and stuff you would want. The fusions of food is a common theme throughout the menu.

The food itself is pretty solid. Some dishes are better than others and there does seem to be some MSG used in dishes. The hit and miss nature makes sense considering the combinations they offer. Many of the dishes have excellent presentation, like curry being in a coconut, rice being in a pineapple and so on. Joy Yee’s has a good business plan because people will want to keep coming back to see and try all the dishes.

Definitely a good restaurant if you feel like eating Asian food but not sure what kind exactly. The prices aren’t too expensive, especially if you don’t get a drink, but the drinks are probably the best stuff here. I love the sheer variety of the place and wanna try many other dishes they offer.

Triple Berry Freeze

A flavor packed freeze, which is fruity and very sweet.

Pad Thai Chicken & Shrimp at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Pad Thai Chicken & Shrimp

A tasty version of pad thai, with each bite being full of flavor and peanut goodness.

Governor's Chicken at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Governor's Chicken

This chicken is deep-fried and a little too bready. It still tastes pretty good, but you probably can’t eat too much of it. The sauce is also quite sweet and likely MSG laden. There’s probably better chicken dishes to order.

Curry Chicken with Coconut Riced Baked at Joy Yee's Noodle Shop

Curry Chicken with Coconut Riced Baked

The rice is in a bowl while the curry chicken is in an emptied coconut. The rice seemed normal, though might have had a little more taste and kick to it. You don’t get enough food in this dish compared to other ones though. It could use more chicken, which isn’t too shabby.

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 Chicago, IL

Too much MSG

I usually do Yang’s for delivery but I thought I’d give this place a try. The pork and string bean is good but not as good as Yang’s. The prices are a little high. The location on south Halsted looks cute and I may try it again and order something else. The dishes I had gave me total MSG coma.

Sesame Chicken

This dish was good but way too much batter think chicken in a donut, with MSG sauce.


This location is way less crazy than...

This location is way less crazy than Chinatown’s. I’m really never disappointed here. I keep forgetting their soups can feed like 4 people tho. The tapioca freezes are amazing. They beat anything I’ve had out in Seattle.

Japanese Chinese Vietnamese
Fri-Sat 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Sun 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon-Thu 11:30AM - 10:30PM
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