Joy Yee’s Noodles

Restaurants, Pan-Asian Armour Square
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Joy Yee’s Noodles
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Joy Yee's Noodles is one of our favorite spots for cheap eats in Chinatown.
The Joy Yee mini empire took root in Evanston back in 1993 and continues to pack in everyone from students to local office stiffs who loosen up with platter-size portions of pan-Asian food. We stop in for mussels with black-bean sauce, garlicky chicken with string beans and gargantuan bowls of udon-noodle soup. And it wouldn’t seem right to leave without a pastel-colored bubble tea from the spot that claims to have introduced it to Chicagoland.


Venue name: Joy Yee’s Noodles
Address: 2139 S China Pl

Cross street: Chinatown Square
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: Subway stop: Cermak/Chinatown Subway lines: Red to Cermak/Chinatown Bus info: 21 Cermak, 24 Wentworth
Price: Average main course: $9
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They're no St. Alps but they have a great variety of iced teas and smoothies on a hot day.


We came here to get freezes and were absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of options there were for flavors. i ended up getting kiwi with strawberry boba and my friend got strawberry with blueberry boba. Both drinks were absolutely delicious. I would for sure come back. Also despite being very crowded there wasn't much of a wait at all for our drinks.