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Joyful Chinese Dining

$$ - $$$
McCormick Ranch
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9699 N Hayden Rd, #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5802
+1 480-998-8188
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is my go-to Chinese restaurant in Scottsdale. I've dined in a couple times now with family friends who first introduced me to the restaurant. Because I usually go with a large group, we are able to share and enjoy a variety of dishes. I have honestly liked every dish I have tried here, and that goes for ones that... More 

1 Thank ematkm
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

When I lived in the area I would order take out for Joyful at least once a week. It got to the point where they would recognize my voice, they'd confirm I wanted 'the usual, and I'd pick up my order in 10 minutes. Great family run restaurant in central Scottsdale. Prices are fair and the food is quite good.... More 

1 Thank Sean O
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you love Chinese food then this place is for you It's so old style Chinese Like back in the early 80's It's lovely hot good food I would highly recommend Enjoyable And always the same

Thank jude127
Scottsdale, Arizona
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282 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

We liked our meals here. It wasn't excellent but it was good and it was reasonably priced. The servers here are so friendly and that made it a good experience. The portions were large so we had leftovers to take home. I did not like the corn soup or the house chicken but the servers are so nice that we... More 

Thank RSW
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Recently moved to Scottsdale from Boston, and NY. I am having cravings for that undeniably awesome Chinese Hole in the wall. Joyful,is now checked of my list. I Am still on my quest.

1 Thank paula a
Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Disappointment hardly expresses it. Our dog was having surgery and Joyful was in the same center. I told my wife, " how bad can it be " That turned out to be more than a rhetorical question. Everything was either strange tasting or no taste. GO hungry before you go to Joyful.

Thank malcolm m
Traverse City
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Take-out, so cannot comment on dining in. Phoned ahead - ready quickly, with easy access and parking. Food was good for the price - not a "foodie" experience but fit the bill for those in the family looking for take out Chinese.

Thank JKandAJ
Scottsdale, Arizona
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218 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Maybe I ate there too early in the evening, everyone was over 75 and hard of hearing. And, I can only assume, not too picky about their food. My meal was described as lightly battered and fried but I found it to be heavily battered with very little meat. The dish didn't come with vegetables and they didn't serve side... More 

Thank Teresa M
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

My wife and I eat here a couple of times a month. We are always pleased with whatever we order. The service is attentive. They will prepare anything you ask for and do it the way you ask. For example, no salt or a combination that is not on the menu. Portions are generous and the quality of the ingredients,... More 

Thank ronapenn
Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Traditional food well prepared and great value pricing. Easy parking and they offer take out, we like it.

Thank ernie616

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Delivery, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9699 N Hayden Rd, #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > McCormick Ranch
  • Neighbourhood: McCormick Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 480-998-8188

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