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February 01, 2011 Slideshows

The Joy Luck Buffet 

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For the Szechuan peppercorn novice, the dried-fried chicken is as good a place to start as any. You can spot the husks easily enough among the pieces of chicken and bell pepper and, if you are the timid type, approach them at your own pace. The dish's heat you must confront head-on. Chile flakes speckle the plate and sear the mouth. Click here to continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Joy Luck Buffet. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
Joy Luck Buffet
8030 Manchester Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63114
Olivette/ Overland
OF 16
Joy Luck owner, Ivan Wei.
Good luck kitty.
Sushi chef, Kevin Lin.
Buddha/ tips.
Shrine by the front door.
Sushi, available at the buffet or you can order from the sushi menu. Shown here, the rainbow roll, made with crab, cucumber, avocado, tuna, white fish, salmon and yellow tail.
Chendu Roast Beef.
Kung Pao Chicken.
Sweet & Sour Crispy Fish.
Veggie chicken appetizer with mushroom.
Spicy Dumplings.
Inside the large Joy Luck restaurant.
Inside the large Joy Luck restaurant.
The buffet.
Joy Luck Chinese Buffet is located on Manchester, just west of Hanley.
Joy Luck Chinese Buffet is located on Manchester, just west of Hanley.
Sushi chef, Kevin Lin.

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