Even on the day of National Emergency, we cannot stop eating delicious foods and shopping as we have done in the past.
JOY is a casual, neighborhood eatery in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Our menu showcases regional Taiwanese cooking using fresh and simple ingredients. We love sharing our heritage through food and aim to provide distinctive service for our guests and community.
Our food is inspired by Taiwan’s street food culture. The menu features dishes you can find in night markets around Taipei such as minced pork on rice and thousand-layer pancake. We also offer limited, seasonal cold appetizers, soups, and greens. Our wide selection of tea drinks, along with a rotating list of craft beers and wines, is curated to complement our food offerings. Similar to our sister restaurant, Pine & Crane, some of our dishes also trace their roots to the northern-style Chinese dishes my maternal grandparents grew up eating before they moved to Taiwan in 1949. As a result, a lot of our dishes feature wheat based items such as buns, pancakes, dumplings, and noodles. Our scallion sesame bread, which we bake in-house daily and accompanies our soups, has always been one of my grandfather’s favorite things to eat and is one such example.
Our hope is to be a cozy, neighborhood joint where people from all walks of life gather together and bond over delicious, heartful, and authentic Taiwanese specialities. True to the spirit of street food dining, we want guests to feel equally at ease whether they’re stopping in for a small snack and to say hello, or if they’re meeting friends to enjoy a communal dining experience.
As a casual counter-service spot, we don’t take any reservations but please feel free to call us prior to visiting so we can help estimate your wait time (if there is one).
HOURS & LOCATION
5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Mon 12pm – 10pm
Tues 12pm – 10pm
Wed 12pm – 10pm
Thurs 12pm – 10pm
Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat 12pm – 10pm
Sun 12pm – 10pm
TK called me 5 times early this morning and came to my house to wake me up.
He left his keys in my car last night and needed them to work as a Uber driver, after 3 times kicked out from Uber due to his low passenger ratings (4.25/5.0), language barrier, dangerous driving habits, and traffic violations, etc. I’ve trained him by working together as a team to do Postmates and UberEats delivery service for about a month to give him a job and his own car to drive to go anywhere he wanted.
He has been jobless for 12 years after his retirement from a Japanese sushi restaurant business in Pasadena. He had been trained in Japan for many years under Mr. Osawa’s Spartan training and supervision and ran very successful businesses as a top class sushi chef in the past.
Now he became a Pro Uber driver with 4.80/5.0 performance ratings and makes lots of money, perhaps 3-4 times more than I do.
He paid last night’s dinner expenses and bought a beautiful gift for my wife, brand new golf shoes, and a Honma 3-star Driver for me.
However he still has some character disorder problems by calling me 5 times early this morning to wake me up. What shall I do? 🙂
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