First opened in 2018 inside the original 99 Ranch Market on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Joyee’s Dumpling House arrived bearing a full range of dumplings and steamed buns, from wontons, potstickers, and boiled dumplings to xiao long bao and barbecued pork buns, as well as street food snacks including Taiwanese scallion pancakes wrapped with beef shank and crispy pastry pockets stuffed with chive and egg that are a Northern Chinese specialty.
In June 2020, the restaurant launched a second location in Poway that finally started dine-in service last fall. Now, a year later, Joyee’s is expanding again in North County. Owner Joyee Fu tells Eater that she will be opening another outpost in the 4S Ranch community by June 1. The 1,300-square-foot restaurant is replacing Rubicon Deli in the 4S Commons Town Center.
Fu says she’s planning to head to Carlsbad next and will be looking for spot later this fall. Alexis Dachs of Location Matters, who is helping to facilitate Fu’s expansion, says Joyee’s Dumpling House is growing their concept at the perfect time, sharing that “national chain restaurants are shuttering left and right and leaving the door wide open for a great authentic operator to step in.”