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Joe's Shanghai

#1,460 of 11,916 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
Website
Today
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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  • 270
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  • 102
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  • 31
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  • 37
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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
Most recent review
Soup Dumplings???

If you have never had Joes soup dumplings, make the trip!!! Can't say much about the rest of the food as we feast on one thing only, delicious dumplings filled with pork or crab and a tangy soup broth. One of the top 5 things I have ever put in my mouth! Decor is tacky and it's crowded as is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you have never had Joes soup dumplings, make the trip!!! Can't say much about the rest of the food as we feast on one thing only, delicious dumplings filled with pork or crab and a tangy soup broth. One of the top 5 things I have ever put in my mouth! Decor is tacky and it's crowded as is... More 

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Montgomery, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The first time we tried to eat here the line was 50-75 feet long. Our second try (and last) there were only about 10-12 people ahead of us. We were told the wait would be ten minutes which turned into 30 minutes (no exaggeration). With the outside temperature below zero we stuffed ourselves along with the others waiting on line... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Joe's was recommended to us by some friends that are from New York so we gave it a try. It's off of a side street in Chinatown so it doesn't look like a place you would make a point to go to, but you totally should! The Soup Dumplings are the star... and you have to get them! They really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Let's face it, this place doesn't look like much. Using the bathroom will not make you too happy either. But the food will put a smile on your face. There is a reason this place has long lines on weekends. They are famous for their soup dumplings, which you must order of you come here. The other dishes are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We didn't venture down to Chinatown for French restaurant opulence or service. We wanted a genuine Chinatown experience and excellent Chinese food, and we weren't disappointed. The ambiance was authentic, not touristy, and the food was outstanding. Lots of locals (always a good sign), crowded (but not unpleasantly so), and did I mention the great food? Apparently, the dumplings are... More 

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Stockholm
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have never been to China but I find it hard to believe I could find any better soup dumplings than in this place. It's simply amazing! I would gladly travel across the Atlantic ocean many times just to enjoy these dumplings.

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Spoleto, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Suggested by a guide, it was a very pleasant experience, I've been there two times and i can suggest you to go. The food is very good. See u next time.

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Portland, OR
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I've waited for years to try this place - but never have had the time (or travel companion) to trek down to Chinatown. It was all that I imagined - and we lucked out and didn't have to wait on a Friday night. I think it was easier to seat us as we were just a party of two. The... More 

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Leonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

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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