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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    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
Authentic Chinese Food!

Great place for lunch after a tour at the Tenement Museum, At the back of the Tenement House. Wonderful traditional Chinese dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch after a tour at the Tenement Museum, At the back of the Tenement House. Wonderful traditional Chinese dishes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

8 out of 10 times visiting NYC, we ended up having either lunch or dinner here. Despite of the typical welcome of any busy Chinese restaurants, the waitresses are normally better than average and must be commended for their attentiveness. The food is great. We love fish Congee, garlic fried chicken, fried tofu with soyce sauce, among some more exotic... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had the pleasure of dinning in Congee, have to say it was really good. Everything was on point, and the waitress were nice enough to remind us to be careful with the hot plates. It is the best Chinese food restaurant in Chinatown.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fell into this place for lunch after exiting the NYC Tenement Museum, which is next store. We had few expectations, but once we entered and saw all the other diners appeared to be Asian we were psyched. We were not disappointed. The service was pleasant and efficient. All the dishes we ordered was excellent, fresh, plentiful and very inexpensive. Will... More 

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Gladstone, Missouri
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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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Restaurant Details

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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