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Joie Luck Kitchen - Valley Village/NoHo

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  • Kai Dec 1, 2003 09:17 AM
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I found this little chinese joint on Burbank Blvd and I am now hooked on it! I am usually afraid of most neighborhood chinese restaurants but this one is a keeper. Memorable items include:

steamed pork dumplings
shrimp toast
roast pork fried rice
orange chicken
garlic chicken
beef chow fun
won ton soup

If you are in the area, check it out!

12510 Burbank Blvd
Valley Village, CA 91607
818.508.4702

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  1. I drive by that place at least once a day and never have I seen one customer dining in so I wrote it off. Did you order take out?

    Thanks for the report. We'll give Joie Luck Kitchen a try.

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    1. re: Eya

      I strictly do take out here...the decor leaves much to be desired. There are usually people dining there for dinner when I've gone in to pick up my order. The woman who owns/runs the place is a sweet lady too!
      Hope you like it!

    2. I do go to Joie Luck for a few things since they are not to far from me. You don't go there for the decor and I'm not a fan of their entire menu.

      Mostly I go there for the fried rice. It is about as close as I've come locally to finding a place that does what I consider to be the old fashioned fried rice that most every chineese restaurant used to serve 20 years ago. Not perfect but it does the job.

      The orange peel chicken is very good quality compared to most and I some of their appetisers.

      I'm still looking for better close by but this will do in a pinch for take out

      1. Since we've resurrected this post...I went once... the food was ok, but the service abysmal. China Lites on Laurel Cyn/Chandler (N) is better.

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        China Lites
        5424 Laurel Canyon Blvd Ste C, Valley Village, CA 91607

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          I'll second the China Lites recommendation. Not stellar, but the best Chinese in the immediate area and better than the 2-3 times I ordered from Joie Luck.

          Apparently some things never change at Joie Luck, and I don't just mean its perpetual B rating. I've moved out of the area since, but I also found it to be a real rarity for anyone to be actually dining inside, even during lunch hour. Take that for what you will. Takeout seems to be its main source of income.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            I'll second the China Lites recommendation. Not stellar, but the best Chinese in the immediate area and better than the 2-3 times I ordered from Joie Luck.

            Apparently some things never change at Joie Luck, and I don't just mean its perpetual B rating. I've moved out of the area since, but I also found it to be a rarity for anyone to be actually dining inside (I'd usually walk by close to noon). Take that for what you will. Takeout seems to be its main source of income.

          2. BEST CHINESE FOOD IN LOS ANGELES HANDS DOWN PERIOD.

            EVERYTHING COOKED TO ORDER SO ALWAYS FRESH

            THEY DON"T MIND SPECIAL ORDERS OR ALTERATIONS ON THEIR DISHES EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            1. re: Acipriano

              As someone who has eaten at and taken out from the Joie Luck Kitchen for awhile I can tell you they are decent and have some decent dishes at reasonable prices.

              One thing I can say is they are "NOT" the best Chineese food anywhere.

              They are nice people and do a few dishes decently. They are also convenient to me but that is it.

              There is better elsewhere

              1. re: pudding

                Just a note. This restaurant is now out of business. A kosher chineese place took over the location. The new place is quite expensive.

                1. re: pudding

                  Well, there's not all the competition that there is in the Pico/Robertson area. Most of the kosher places in Valley Village are very expensive for what they are.

                  I won't miss Joie Luck, though.