Best Of 2017

Best Place to Eat Invertebrates: Joyful Garden

Best Place to Eat Invertebrates

Joyful Garden

5210 W. Colonial Drive


With seafood selections like jellyfish, geoduck, conch, snails, razor clams, live baby abalone and cuttlefish alongside your average squid, octopus, shrimp and crab, new West Colonial Chinese restaurant Joyful Garden is without a doubt the place to go for quivering, spineless, delicious marine life. (If you're OK with spines, there's plenty of frogs, eels, goosefish and croaker to keep you busy.) Even if you're not an adventurous eater, there are plenty of less-challenging dishes here that are way out of the ordinary – like rabbit noodle soup or clams stir-fried with Chinese zucchini.