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Joy Yee's Noodles

Asian Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant, and Noodle House$$$$
Armour Square, Chicago
  • The bubble tea at Joy Yee's Noodles is a can't miss
  • Chris V.
    "The best tapioca bubble tea selection in all of Chicago."(23 Tips)
    Kelly Y.
    "My favorite is the red bean coconut milk freeze with tapioca!"(8 Tips)
    Luke S.
    "Get the smoothies with tapioca pearls!"(16 Tips)
    Lori V.
    "Lemon Grass Chicken Wings are the best!!!"(2 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • bubble tea
  • smoothies
  • tapioca
  • seafood
  • lively
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  • Odette E.
    Odette ENovember 5, 2015
    Extraordinary place to eat @ Chinatown. Everything is delicious and if you are a big party taste&share. Tip: you can bring your own wine or beer free of charge.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteNovember 25, 2012
    The best tapioca bubble tea selection in all of Chicago. Made from fresh fruit Great quick Chinese food as well.
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliSeptember 7, 2014
    Serving sizes are definitely for two. Had the black pepper beef and it was delicious. Rice could've been fresher though.
  • Kelly Y.
    Kelly YapFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are visiting Chinatown you MUST get a drink from Joy Yee. My favorite is the red bean coconut milk freeze with tapioca!
  • Casey H.
    Casey HughesFebruary 22, 2014
    This place is incredible, and severely underrated. The portions are huge, food terrific, and prices are reasonable. Authentic Chinese food at its best.
  • Glecy B.
    Glecy BernalesJune 9, 2014
    You maybe far but distance won't bar me from going back for the mango-passion fruit smoothie with black pearl. I LOVE IT!!!
  • karen v.
    karen villacinJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order Orange Tofu... it's not on the menu, but they'll still make it! It's beyond good! Fried Tofu covered with their delicious Orange sauce and some broccoli :-)
  • anna h.
    anna hongAugust 11, 2014
    The bubble tea take out window is what we drove all the way to the chinatown location to experience.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DrinkaMarch 22, 2010
    On your way, stop by Chinatown Square to see the statues (year of the rat, rooster, etc.) to learn about the traits of your birth year. Then... set aside a good chunk of time to peruse the 500 or so
  • Diana M.
    Diana MazueraSeptember 7, 2011
    Get a fruit drink with tapioca NO MATTER WHAT!! and try the Vietnamese veggie spring rolls- delicious sauce dip! ask for two!
  • Fei J.
    Fei JinJune 26, 2012
    Frozen fruit smoothies are a must. Watermelon lychee is heavenly. And try the mango softshell crab roll!
  • James N.
    James NguyenMay 26, 2013
    Great all natural fruit smoothies for a cheap price! Best bang for your buck & refreshing!
  • Sunny L.
    Sunny Lollipop-MegatronNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I <3 this place! The cuttle fish appetizer is out of this world. If you like calamari, you'll love it!
  • Joy S.
    Everything I've had here was awesome! The lemongrass wings and udon soup is to die for!
  • Jeffrey D.
    Jeffrey DunnOctober 2, 2011
    The menu is extensive! If you cant decide, close your eyes and point in the menu. Its all really good :-)
  • Ellie B.
    Ellie BSeptember 27, 2010
    Portion sizes are huge, so be prepared to share with the table or have leftovers! Lychee and papaya freeze is delicious, as is the jackfruit sprite.
  • Julie L.
    Julie LoSeptember 28, 2014
    String beans with salty fish is yummmay!!! String beans nice and crunchy and the portions are decent
  • Ramya V.
    Ramya VijayakumarJanuary 6, 2016
    Hands down the best udon noodles and try the Vietnamese ice coffee with coffee jelly...
  • Deb S.
    Deb SongFebruary 19, 2012
    I heart the bubble teas! So many great choices! Top three milk tea, green tea and red bean!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CastleJanuary 10, 2016
    Beef short ribs, pho noodle soup, bubble teas galore... This is heaven!
  • Don P.
    Don PhamMarch 10, 2011
    Awesome for bubble tea or any tasty Asian cuisine that you may be craving. Portion size is enough for two.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenMay 30, 2015
    The tapioca always seems to be overcooked or undercooked here. Menu is a giant garbled mess. I genuinely don't understand why it's so popular when it's surrounded by killer restaurants.
  • Mitch B.
    Mitch BrinkmanApril 14, 2010
    Go for the 450 item (no joke) menu. Stick with Chinese dishes. And finally, stay for the fruit blend-ups...i recommend the Strawberry-Lemon Iced tea
  • David B.
    David BrownJuly 22, 2012
    Love the smoothies and the chow mein! Haha
  • Aparna B.
    Aparna B.July 12, 2011
    Get the Pad Thai with Tofu and the Malaysian shrimp! Spicy and delicious! Read more
  • Ansell
    AnsellMarch 12, 2015
    Bubble Tea and Garlic Pea Tips. Both excellent!
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasFebruary 19, 2015
    So good, I got the basil chow fun and it was amazing.
  • Denise Y.
    Denise YoungJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Red bean shaved ice and scallop with meat sauce in stone bowl is great
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoJanuary 3, 2015
    Great selection of bubble tea. Menu has a bunch of bubble tea pics.
  • Karen L.
    Karen Lao 🔱August 21, 2014
    Huge selection and everything is delicious!
  • Victor L.
    Victor LamSeptember 3, 2012
    Bubble Tea and Smoothies are great! I love the food here too.
  • Avinash S.
    Avinash SalgamMarch 18, 2016
    Don't get the jumbo noodle soup unless you and friends/family are really hungry
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ChiuAugust 24, 2012
    Huge drink selection yay, but portions are way too big. Appetizers are hardly appetizer sized.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LaneJune 8, 2014
    Green tea frozen yogurt available for carry out. Delicious!
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AguadaMay 10, 2014
    Peach lychee bubble tea is a must-have if you come here
  • Camille💎
    Camille💎June 15, 2011
    7277363991 smoothie choices. Wayyy too many to choose from. The smoothies are super yum.
  • Jim C.
    Jim ChanJuly 29, 2011
    Their drinks are HUGE....and SO many kinds to choose from.
  • David S.
    David StevensJuly 10, 2015
    If you're looking for a traditional Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, then this is NOT the place for you.
  • Phuc T.
    Phuc TranMarch 13, 2012
    This place is all about in and out. So know what you want :)
  • Keith M.
    Keith MarranApril 28, 2014
    I became instantly addicted to the ginger black milk bubble tea. It's pretty spicy-gingery.
  • Caitlyn Z.
    Caitlyn ZApril 5, 2011
    Their bubble tea is a nice treat, even in sub-zero temperatures.
  • Enrique V.
    Enrique VasquezMarch 28, 2012
    GET THE BUBBLE TEA!!! Strawberry with one other flavor.
  • Ana E.
    Ana EnriquezMarch 23, 2014
    Best bubble tea and noodles. Love this place!
  • Nguyen-Anh L.
    Nguyen-Anh LeJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Deep-friend red snapper served whole and staring at you! :)
  • tony p.
    tony perryJanuary 3, 2010
    Massive food and drink menu with pictures. Fast, friendly and bright. Have something with lychee.
  • Seiko C.
    Seiko ChongJune 30, 2014
    Taste nasty. I asked for fix,and employee dumped simple syrup in my cup. Ewwww more worst! Bad service. Pay $5.70 for nasty drink without icing cuz she dumped the simple syrup instead make a new one
  • Marija B.
    Marija BiljeskovicJune 30, 2012
    Don't get the lemon grass chicken wings. They are really hairy.
  • Parker E.
    Parker EmmottDecember 3, 2010
    The Pho is da bomb spot. But beware, the portions are huge!
  • Alison
    AlisonJuly 5, 2010
    the food is really only ok, but the smoothies are great on summer days!
  • Dave K.
    Dave KnapikFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a coconut and red bean freeze with whole red beans (not blended). It's a treat you can drink *and* eat!
  • Ian B.
    Ian B.February 20, 2012
    Honey pepper short ribs are LEGIT!
  • Jared P.
    Jared PApril 8, 2013
    Your food will be ready that was fast!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SzetoSeptember 29, 2014
    get the bubble tea or regret not getting any!
  • Laura♏
    Laura♏January 29, 2013
    Try the Wagu beef shabu-shabu
  • Luke S.
    Luke SwantekAugust 30, 2011
    Get the smoothies with tapioca pearls!
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the Taro Lychee smoothie
  • Max C.
    Max CelestinoMarch 19, 2013
    Lychee watermelon with lychee jelly ftw
  • Caplan S.
    Caplan StrakaFebruary 28, 2010
    YUM. Order their Orange Beef and a bubble tea. Get an extra order and ship it out to me in the pacific northwest, please.
  • Sonia R.
    Sonia RahardjaAugust 26, 2012
    Avocado smoothie & mango-kiwi smoothie
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangJuly 1, 2015
    Fresh fruit drinks
  • Ken X.
    Ken XPsAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    These past few months, this place has gotten extremely DIRTY and the food is absolutely HORRIBLE! FULL OF MSG! I suggest going to Ken Kee next door!!!
  • Lori V.
    Lori VaughanJuly 17, 2011
    Lemon Grass Chicken Wings are the best!!!
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanMarch 3, 2015
    Kung fu bubble tea is better. It's upstairs!
  • DJ RuffRyd /.
    DJ RuffRyd / Hardy BoiiFebruary 9, 2012
    Awesome smoothie selection
  • Sandra T.
    Sandra TMarch 13, 2010
    The stone bowls and bamboo shoot baked rice are amazing.
  • Shania L.
    Shania LinJanuary 14, 2012
    fresh fruit bubbletea here is amazing!
  • Greg S.
    Greg SandellJanuary 7, 2010
    Go to Joy Yee's and order Bubble Teas with your meal. There is also a Joy Yee's at Halsted & Maxwell. Read more
  • Jodi L.
    Jodi LynnJune 29, 2016
    Bubble tea / fruit smoothies
  • Claire P.
    Claire PerkinsJuly 8, 2012
    Honey Dew Tapioca Crystal Jelly Freeze
  • Rebecca K.
    Rebecca KuoApril 7, 2012
    Too many choicesssss. But everything is delicious :)
  • Corey H.
    Corey HubbardJune 5, 2014
    GoodStuff! Eat upstairs!
  • Sergio P.
    Sergio P.April 1, 2012
    Smoothies here are perfect!
  • Chee Jen N.
    Chee Jen NgehNovember 26, 2014
    Durian bubble tea? 😊
  • Jason M.
    Jason MeiJanuary 9, 2011
    Strawberry pineapple coconut with tapioca
  • Aubre
    AubreAugust 26, 2010
    Just go to the walk-up window and get bubble tea. It's amazing.
  • Joan V.
    Joan VMarch 26, 2012
    Coconut chicken curry <3
  • Quynh P.
    Quynh PhungJune 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Salt & Pepper tenticles
  • Grace P.
    Grace PalomarMay 18, 2013
    Lots to choose from
  • Meli
    MeliJuly 24, 2014
    Do not be deceived! This Is NOT Vietnamese food by any means. And how do they not offer hot bubble tea?! -1 review.
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JavierNovember 5, 2010
    beef cubes and tomato rice!
  • David B.
    David BrownOctober 9, 2011
    Amazing bubble tea!
  • charlotte m.
    charlotte mahanMarch 2, 2015
    Great food
  • e M i.
    e M iNovember 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite drink here is watermelon with lychee jelly!
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan RamirezMay 7, 2012
    Fire tapioca
  • Vithida S.
    Vithida SueblinvongJune 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Malaysian seafood fried rice
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongAugust 15, 2016
    smoothies and nothing else.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DMarch 31, 2011
    Malaysian string beans.
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchuesslerOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cuddlefish is the shit!
  • Rudi S.
    Rudi SugiatoJanuary 5, 2010
    Go to Joy Yee and order Softshell Crab Pasta. It's the bomb!
  • Melanie V.
    Melanie VFebruary 8, 2012
    Taro milk tea!
  • Adrienne W.
    Adrienne WJanuary 7, 2010
    Go to Joy Yee's for their bubble tea. Almond milk tea or any combination of the fresh fruit (my favorites are mango/ strawberry/ lychee/ pineapple) drinks!
  • Dalia H.
    Dalia HassaballaNovember 28, 2010
    The food sucks!
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauJune 6, 2015
    Смузи по размеру огромны
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!July 16, 2015
    Joy Yee!🎎
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