Christchurch City 03-341 6883
- Sun – Thur 11.30am – 9.30pm
- Fri – Sat 11.30am – 10.00pm
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Liquor License: Full + BYOW
- Takeaways: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
18 Reviews for Joyful Restaurant
So I went to the equally busy Indian restaurant across the street. They went out of their way to accommodate us and even despite saying there may be some considerable delay in serving us, it didn’t turn out that way. Far from it. Shame on Joyful, you performed very poorly and exemplify the worst kind of customer service whilst your competitor across the street exemplifies the best. I shall never return.
See you again soon Joyful!!
Visited December 2013
Today while I was there for dinner, I bit into one of the spring rolls and it tasted different to usual. I looked into the spring roll, and it had meat in it. Meat in a vegetarian spring roll.
I was honestly horrified. I will never ever be dining here again, which means when my family is there I will have to sit there doing nothing. It has put me off spring rolls forever and I despise Joyful for this.
I have recommended it countless times, been hundreds of times, and never regretted it.
Until this year.
I have been embarrassed and disappointed, every visit this year so far. In fact, my companion and I considered refusing to pay the visit before last. it was that embarrassingly bad. not only was the food not tasty, some was cold, it took ages, wasn’t correct and the service was damn awful.
Not to mention the entire time we were there, there was a trolley of dirty dishes parked right next to our table, right near the main entrance. it wasn’t cleared once, just occasionally added to. Not a good impression.
It is with regret, I am no longer a fan of Joyful, and I am now seeing other Chinese restaurants, no longer on auto dial on my phone. No more dumplings to takeaway, because I was nearby and couldn’t resist. With sadness in my heart, I’m moving on.
Visited November 2013
Visited July 2013
Visited February 2013
The staff were very attentive and the food came with no gaps or waiting between courses. We made a lot of noise but never felt we were disturbing the other diners. Would recommend dining here to any one.
Visited September 2012
Always had wonderful experience dining in at “Joyful”. Worth the trip from Greymouth to Christchurch to eat your food again! Hallelujah best Chinese food ever!
Visited September 2011