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Joe's Shanghai

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 110
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  • 37
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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
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I went to the restaurant for lunch to have their Pork Soup Dumplings. I thought that eating all eight dumplings would not be filling but it was. They were so flavorful, I might be thinking about them for the next few days. The best way to eat the dumplings is to pick one up with the chopsticks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Harvey M
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New York, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I went to the restaurant for lunch to have their Pork Soup Dumplings. I thought that eating all eight dumplings would not be filling but it was. They were so flavorful, I might be thinking about them for the next few days. The best way to eat the dumplings is to pick one up with the chopsticks and place it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Quality of food very low , dumplings are not that good even fried rice was dry schezuan spicy beef is not spicy or hot Waiters the rudest and most grumpy ever encountered in a restaurant , no water offered forgot our quail argued about our selection so arrogant and abrupt We told the cashier but she couldn't give a stuff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing wrong to say about the food, delicious, but the waiter in charge of my table must learn or have an intensive training where someone teach to him how treat a customer, and tip shouldn't be included as it is, they should deserve it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Soup dumplings are a Shanghai specialty and nowhere are they more like those in Shanghai than at this Chinatown landmark. Soup dumplings are normal steamed pork dumplings with pork broth injected into the middle of the dumpling. When you bite on the dumpling, the soup comes out (sometimes it shoots out and can be very hot, so beware!) and moistens... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I read in Time Out that this actress's favorite dish was the soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai. When I arrived, there was a short line. I gave my name and since I was alone got in quickly. It is communal dining, and they don't take credit cards, only cash. It is a small, noisy place with waiters running around and... More 

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had picked out Joe's as the place we would end up after a morning exploring downtown. Pleased with that choice. The ambience and service are cheap and cheerful but the food was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I travel from Switzerland twice a year to eat Joe’s soup dumplings. I spend a quarter of my time in Asia and I still believe that this is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the world…

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The menu is amazing but narrow it down to the dumplings! It is the most delicious dish ever! Bite then, drink the liquid inside and then eat!!! 1 order is big enough for two. If you are not used to sharing a table well you are in for a big surprise! Yes, tables are shared but it is all part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Anyone saying the place is "dirty" or staff "rude" etc...not familiar with Chinese culture. This place is always packed, with a wait...for good reason. Have eaten there many times & the food is awesome....but the soup dumplings are AMAZING. The main attraction! Last time we (party of 3 - 1 a 10 year old!) ate 4 orders (8 dumplings each)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Don't understand the hype. The place was crowded and dirty. The food was ok I guess, but not in any way deserving the acclaim it has got in the media etc. The staff don't speak english, the toilet didnt work and we left with out finishing our meal. Best thing to say: at least we didn't get food poisining ;)

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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 to 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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