Chicago Toddler Foodies - Joy Yee Noodle Review
4.5 Rating

🙂 = Very friendly staff, quick service, gigantic portions, and tons of kid-friendly food options.

🙁 = Tables are super close together, no changing tables, and no actual kids’ menu. The chairs are also pretty oddly shaped, not ideal for little tushies.

Notes: Joy Yee Noodle & Pan Asian Cuisine now has seven locations across the city & suburbs! They are open 7 days a week for dine in, carryout and delivery; hours vary slightly by location.

Mommy had a craving for noodles so we ventured out to Evanston to check out Joy Yee! We found a spot right across the street and ran into the restaurant since it was pouring rain. The nice ladies at the front sat us right away. We immediately ordered szechwan green beans and a Mango Iced Thai Green Tea to share.

Chicago Toddler Foodies - Joy Yee Appetizers

Thai Iced Tea & Szechwan green beans

The tea was huge!! The parents even let me taste it. It was very sweet but super yummy. I wanted more, but they said they didn’t want me to drink too much caffeine. However, I got to eat as many szechwan green beans as I wanted! They weren’t spicy like they sounded. Instead, they had a sticky, sweet sauce on them. They were soft but still a little crisp, definitely not wilted. They came with white rice, and I ate about half the bowl myself!

Next, we got pineapple chicken, shrimp fried rice, and chicken Chow Fun. They both came at the same time and took up half the table they were so big! The Chow Fun was in a giant white dish that looked like a boat, and the fried rice was actually in a pineapple!! It was super cool 🙂

Chicago Toddler Foodies - Joy Yee Review

Enough to feed us for a week!

Daddy loaded up a plate for me, and I dug right in. The rice was perfectly seasoned and cooked with tons of shirmp, chicken, and veggies. I tried to eat with chopsticks, but the spoon worked much better. The Chow Fun was also really yummy! I needed a fork for the noodles, and they had a sweet soy sauce like the green beans. The noodles were super wide and soft, and there were crisp veggies and sprouts (which I avoided) along with pieces of juicy chicken.

We were stuffed and took a ton of food home as leftovers. Don’t worry though, I left room for fortune cookies. Next time we’ll try the tea as a smoothie (that’s what the table next to us recommended). Bottom line we loved this place and will definitely be back soon…with friends!

521 Davis St

Evanston, IL 60201

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