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Joy Asia Restaurant

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735 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752-3704
+1 508-481-0100
11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped by after work for a drink and a bite at the bar. The bartender (Kevin) was great, very attentive, but outside of that, it was not a good experience. The bar was packed with a bunch of regular/locals. Lots of people playing Keno, mostly men, very cliquish. The food that I ordered was pretty gross. Ambiance gross. Won't... More 

Thank JaneR2D2
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Hair in the food, smells less than fresh, dark and depressing...I think they gave up their Chinese restaurant to become a working class gambling hall for Keno players.

Thank Eur0pe2013
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Joy Asia used to be our "go-to" Chinese restaurant in Marlborough. It has been there for a long time and was an eastern Marlborough staple. The last two times that I was there were not good. During the first visit, the buffet was in operation. The problem is that they did not activate the steam table and all of the... More 

Thank Traveler7388
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Board of Health should shut that place down. The bathrooms are absolutely gross. The floors so disgustingly dirty and the whole place has the feeling of desparation. The people there are not friendly who work there I sat down at the bar to have a quick beer and was not even acknowledged by the bartender with a smile or... More 

Thank Diversefi
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good Food, fast, definetely do the buffet, nothing is bad, good chicken fingers, rice , lo mein, chow mein and sugar donuts. Unlimited tea and duck sauce. Fruit for dessert, Good place

Thank Dale P
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I had gone here a few times years ago and it was simply OK. Nothing special but the buffet was decent. Fast forward to yesterday... I went there with my family and Mother-In-Law. There was much food in the buffet. What was there was over cooked, dry and next to impossible to chew. There was the smell of cigarettes in... More 

Thank JP16or450
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Great spot to hang out. The bartenders are very attentive and friendly. The food is great with a daily buffet. They also have weekly entertainment with a wide ranging age group

Thank Rick30829
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The place is very dated and in much need of a renovation. I went for a night of karaoke with friends. I wasn't drinking alcoholic drinks but those who did had no complaints. A trip to the bar to ask about virgin cocktail options turned into a diet coke order after a conversation with a bartender who had no interest... More 

Thank Jolok
Millbury, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

It had been a few years since our last visit, but since in the area we stopped at Joy Asia. Most things were exactly the same. The decor was a bit dingy but my kids loved looking at all the fish tanks. Our favorite things are the crab rangoon and the hot and sour soup, everything else was ok; not... More 

Thank Cheryl T
Worcester, Massachusetts
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251 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We've tried takeout here before and were disappointed. We went back last night for some drinks with a group of 5 and had a fun night. The drinks are your typical Chinese well drinks that are dirt cheap. Big menu. Also-- Friday nights they have Karaoke. This was a blast! Overall, the food needs some serious fixing along with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA 01752-3704
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-481-0100

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