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Congee Village

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100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002
(212) 941-1818
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10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The online menu reads like something out of an "Indiana Jones" movie,but it's actually good.

At first, I was pretty concerned when a family member suggested a gathering at Congee Village. Yes, I'm a carnivore like many other people, but I thought we would bail out when my wife and I saw the online menu that features things such as "duck's blood," "cold jelly fish," "boneless chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
TomOH
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Scarsdale, NY
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Gladstone, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our tour guide. When we got off the bus in Chinatown he practically insisted that we go there. And we are glad we did. The restaurant is known for congee, which we did not have, but we can highly recommend the hot and sour soup, beef with Chinese Broccoli and Chicken with Cashews.

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This Cantonese restaurant on Allen St is always a mad scene of enormous Chinese families celebrating birthdays, graduations, life. The food is terrific: the garlic crispy chicken, salt pepper shrimp, spareribs with bitter melon, seafood, eggplant with tofu. Only the congee disappoints,ironically. There are several private rooms, I have had parties for 25 that were hugely successful. There is a... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

At first, I was pretty concerned when a family member suggested a gathering at Congee Village. Yes, I'm a carnivore like many other people, but I thought we would bail out when my wife and I saw the online menu that features things such as "duck's blood," "cold jelly fish," "boneless chicken feet," "boiled live shrimp," "fish head soup," "pig's... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We frequent this restaurant often and have done so for many years. The food is fresh, delicious and authentic. I'm a bit perplexed by other reviews stating that the service is slow. It has been my experience that if anything, the service is a bit rushed, i.e., it is not unusual that your entree arrives contemporaneously with your soup. In... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Try mixing dishes with congee--many varieties and combination. Congee is healthy and delicious with the authentic cooking. Great for sub zero winter nights!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Yes the service was... unhurried, but the food was overall quite good and reasonably priced. Excellent hot and sour soup (yes its possible to mess this up... they didn't).

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It seemed like a good idea to make a reservation for a birthday dinner since we were a party of 12. Except that the word "reservation" doesn't mean anything at Congee Village, since we were told at 8:30 p.m., the time of our reservation, that "there were two parties ahead of us." Hmph. We were finally seated a half hour... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ok , I know its not traditional to go to Chinese restaurant on Christmas but for jewish family its exceptable, especially when we visit our daughter and she wont cook turkey! Place is packed! Wait is long ( busy busy every time but at holidays you can imagine) but you can sit at the bar and have drinks while you... More 

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PADOVA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not far away from the border of Chinatown and almost at the end of the hip Lower east side area this Chinese/American restaurant is predictable but worth a visit. The ambience is the one you expect from such a restaurant in New York. Although quite spacious it's crowded, noisy and full of Chinese; this should be good hint. The menu... More 

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New York City, New York
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104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Food is always reliable if the service is a bit lacking. Great Choice of entrees and interesting vegetable dishes. You can make a whole meal out of a bowl of congee.

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Additional Information about Congee Village

Address: 100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002
Phone Number: (212) 941-1818
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 941-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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