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Congee Village

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Lots of local dining here, good sign

This in my view is a very authentic chinese restaurant and more so in respect of the menu, there were a lot of things on there that made my European palate cringe... however we played it safe and had a few staples and they were all delicious - the chinese tea was very refreshing, service was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
County Offaly, Ireland
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been here a few times for dine-in and take out. food was great but waiting for meal take forever compare to other chinese restaurants. would recommend to calling ahead of time for takeout cause you may be waiting close to half an hour just for one simple order.

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County Offaly, Ireland
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209 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This in my view is a very authentic chinese restaurant and more so in respect of the menu, there were a lot of things on there that made my European palate cringe... however we played it safe and had a few staples and they were all delicious - the chinese tea was very refreshing, service was good and the chefs... More 

Thank sparkely
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

Thank BornToTravel46
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank pdn1212
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Austin_Yik
Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank IJK01
Gladstone, Missouri
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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 

Thank DuoDine
Scarsdale, NY
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

Thank TomOH
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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, Asian


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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