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9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013 (Chinatown)
(212) 233-8888
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Ranked #1,536 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Often long waits to get in. The staff is helpful but not friendly. Hard to get a private table. More likely you will be seated at a large round table with a bunch of strangers. Can get confusing knowing whose food is whose if anybody uses the large lazy susan which occupies probably 3/4 of the table. The soupy dumplings... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I had heard about this place for awhile and thought I should have my dinner there last night. When I walked by there was a huge crowd and I almost turned around and left. But, I though I might sneak in as a single. I did and was happy to finally try these famous dumplings. They ask you right away... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Like most others me & my fiancee went here based on other reviews & recommendations. We both wished we never went. The restaurant was busy however we got a seat right away which we were soon to be sharing with another couple. The waiter could hardly speak english & he was telling me to order 1 of 2 starters...last time... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As soon as my bf and I walked in, we were seated right away. We ordered the soup dumplings to start, eggplant in garlic sauce, szechuan beef and two bowls of white rice. The soup dumplings were so succulent and full of flavor! We ended up ordering more soup dumplings. The eggplant was tender and the garlic sauce really complimented... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Friends took me here for dinner. I had no idea what to expect. We beat the rush too! After we walked in there was a line out the door. I also didn't expect to share tables with other patrons. However, after getting over this, we had excellent soup dumplings at the most affordable price. We also had the beef and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Well, there is really a main reason I go to Joe's Shanghai - Soup dumplings. No New York trip is complete without a visit here. You will end up waiting in line for a while, but it is worth it and the big round tables usually mean you'll be seated with someone interesting.

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westfield, nj
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127 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very and consistently good quality food, ok atmosphere and service--better options around 38th and 5th or in Chinatown.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Disappointed with our experience at Joe's Shanghai. We came here based on the reviews on yelp, and expected more. When we arrived, there was a long line of people waiting outside so we assumed the place must be great! The wait time quoted was 30 minutes, however it took about 50 minutes to be seated and that is only because... More 

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Plymouth, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First off, the service is horrible. It's so bad that there's a big sign on the wall that indicates - no matter how many people are in your party - a automatic 18% tip is added to each bill. That should have been a huge warning sign. I've never seen a restaurant state this for everyone, not just 6 or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I work in Chinatown and have eaten at many of the establishments in the area. I tried Joe's based on a recomendation from a Chinatown native who recomended it for soup dumplings. I went around 11:45am, it was basically empty. Even though it was empty, they sat me at a 4 person table with 2 other people. There were at... More 

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Additional Information about Joe's Shanghai

Address: 9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013
Phone Number: (212) 233-8888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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