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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Among our top favorites while in NYC

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
pdn1212
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 19 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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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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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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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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