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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Really great soup dumplings

Go for the soup dumplings. Yes, wait in the ridiculously long line (it moves fast). Don't expect to stretch out, this is a very busy and very cramped restaurant, but the soup dumplings alone make it worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Christopher R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Go for the soup dumplings. Yes, wait in the ridiculously long line (it moves fast). Don't expect to stretch out, this is a very busy and very cramped restaurant, but the soup dumplings alone make it worth it!

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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Joe's for yummy soup dumplings. The restaurant was crowded despite it being 2:30pm. They seated us at a large round table with another group -- this isn't the place for a romantic date -- and served us fabulous soup dumplings, scallion pancakes, and a delicious shrimp/broccoli dish that the waiter suggested when we asked for a recommendation.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Party of 4 ate there this evening, July 1, 2015, based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Excellent find on the Soup Dumplings. Tasty and unique. We watched the YouTubes on how to eat and nobody scalded their mouth with exploding soup. Should have ordered a few more and stopped. Shared a few non-memorable items. Shanghai noodles were extremely greasy. Don't order.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looked it up at tripadvisor and they weren't wrong the ratings were right on. Fresh tasting and fresh looking. Love the soop dum,plings

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome food, very very good place to fill up on fresh food and not cost alot. Can be a wait depending on your group size and time of day and which day. Well worth it

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Soupy dumplings are the best but other dishes are excellent too. Service is steady and reliable while to atmosphere is okay. Prices are very reasonable.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The dumplings were delicious! We also got scallion pancake which was very yummy also. We were a party of 4 and sat with 3 other strangers. It was a great experience. The prices were reasonable for NYC too. They include a service fee no matter what so unless you want to tip more than 15%, then you are all set.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The problem was that we went there not really hungry. The only thing we could eat were the steamed dumplings and it was a bullseye. The waiter instructed us how we should eat them, they were delicious. We also got hot tea, but the heat outside did not encourage me to drink it. Paradoxically, after drinking a few tiny cups,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Walked in to get our name on the waiting list and the hostess had a rude tone to wait outside after I asked her how come the empty table wasn't being used. All she said was "No!" Food was okay. It's cash only and they don't tell you that nicely, either. They include a 15% service charge no matter how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I reviewed this place a year ago, but we were back last night and it's still one of the best in Chinatown. We were a large family group so I got to sample many dishes and all were excellent. Other than the food the restaurant is typical Chinatown, meaning that the service is efficient but brusque and the ambiance aged... 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 to $30
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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