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Joe's Shanghai

#1,441 of 11,983 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Chinatown
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9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013
(212) 233-8888
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 277
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  • 103
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  • 31
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Shanghai Food

We visited Joe's Shanghai during our visit in April. The restaurant has an old-style Shanghai look to it: a bit worn off, people seated together, staff a bit aloof mostly talking together: nothing you wouldn't experience in China either... BUT: the food is second to none: the dumplings outstanding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Leuven, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Leuven, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited Joe's Shanghai during our visit in April. The restaurant has an old-style Shanghai look to it: a bit worn off, people seated together, staff a bit aloof mostly talking together: nothing you wouldn't experience in China either... BUT: the food is second to none: the dumplings outstanding - it had been years since I tasted xialongbao this good... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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192 reviews 192 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Everytime I come to New York, I make a point of meandering through Chinatown to Pell Street and order a basket of crab meat soup dumplings. I think it's gotten to a point where I order an entire basket to myself because it's too good to share with others. Over the years, the quality of the soup dumplings has held... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

CASH ONLY! When we got there the line of people waiting was on the mini sidewalk. We were a party of 10 and waited about 25 minutes. This place is small and jammed with tables so don't get offended by rubs and bumps of people passing (depending on where you sit). We ordered 3 servings of the boiled dumplings with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Yes, you line up. Yes, they only take cash. Yes, it has now been firmly established on the tourist trail. Yes, it has the ambience of a bus station. Yes, the waiters are impatient (but not rude, not quite). But it is authentic, it never changes, and it is GOOD!

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First went to Joe's on a recommendation 20 years ago. This time we brought the whole family. Long line, so went in and took a ticket then walked around for 20 mins. Came back and went straight in. Crab & Pork soup dumplings (learn to eat them properly to avoid scalds!!) Fabulous prawns and scallops, best fried rice in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There's a greater sense of 'Take it or Leave it' here than in most restaurants. The number of returnees shows it is a restaurant and an experience works, but for a first time visitor, being seated at a shared table for 11 or 12, on the far side of the table from the waiter, makes it harder to ask any... More 

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Miami, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place came highly recommended to us for their Pork Dumplings and they did not disappoint. We started with the Appetizers and ordered the Pork Fried and the Boiled Dumplings. You get 8 dumplings for $5.95 per order and both versions are delicious! We also ordered the Scallion Pancake which was very good as well and reminded us of the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have had dumplings in other Chinese restaurants but none could compare to Joe's Shanghai. Go early to avoid a wait for table.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Since Joe's has the best soup dumplings in the city, we often bring out-of-town guests, arriving at 11:00 AM on the weekend to ensure we get seated. (By 11:30 AM on Saturday morning, there was a line out the door.) The food was great as usual, especially the soup dumplings. But for the second time in recent weeks, although they... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Take the soup dumplings, which have soup and either pork or crab meat inside. We only had the pork dumplings and they tasted very good. Bite a little hole in the dumpling and blow inside, it’s hot..Tea and water are for free, the seating is at large round tables, good for meeting new people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (212) 233-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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