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Joe's Shanghai

9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013 (Chinatown)
(212) 233-8888
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Ranked #1,224 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
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
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Recommended this by hotel and was not let down and worth the wait for a table. Prices reasonable but be careful as we orders a main each for 4 persons and the portions were very large and in fact could of shard one between two persons easily.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

FOOD: The real reason to go. Soup dumplings: -the pork ones are out of this world. Put it on your spoon and bite the top off, drink some broth, then gobble the rest. Soups: -the hot and sour is good and should be shared. Beef: Beef w string beans Chicken The general or spicy w veggies Shrimp: The plum sauce... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

China Town doesn't have a whole lot do do in it...except to eat! This is the one and only restaurant in China Town that always has a line out of the door. That means that there is amazing food. They have everything your favorite Chinese restaurant has, but they do it better. Beef and broccoli, lomein, fried rice, egg foo... More

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USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My coworker brought me here and this place was awesome. You have to be very open minded because this is a very small place, they hand you a number and then when your number is called they seat you at a table with approximately 8-10 strangers. I personally thought this made it even more of an experience and the food... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were a party of ten. I had asked to reserve a table @ 5pm on a Monday and was refused. I was told that they only take reservations for parties of ten people. When I told them that we did have ten people, I was told that Monday evening was not busy and we could be seated as soon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In chinatown, authentic chinese food, just enough choice, tastes healthy, fast service but you probably will have to wait your turn. But is certainly worth it. A bite noisy and don't go for the "decor". Just one big room ful of round tables.

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Decatur, Illinois
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68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We waited a long time to get a seat in this place. The food is ok. Nothing special. They only have chopsticks, no forks. If you are not comfortable with chopsticks, skip this place. Our waiter was not helpful and actually seemed mad when we didn't order what he suggested. He didn't speak English so I have no idea what... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Sitting beside the trash cans and dirty things - I lost my appetite at all. I'll never go there again.

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New York City, New York, USA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Xiaolongbao ("Shanghai" Soup Dumplings) are sublime. The two options are either Crab Meat with Pork Meat Steamed Bun or Pork Steamed Bun. The come eight to an order in a bamboo steamer. The soup is what distinguishes them. Din Tai Fung's dumplings may have a more delicate skin and better bite and mouth feel, but Joe's soup makes their... More

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Houston, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Someone from home (Houston) recommended Joe's Shanghai, and am I ever glad I took their recommendation. My college-age son, teenage daughter and I had the best food and best time there one night during our recent NYC trip. The steamed soup dumplings are famous, and for good reason - they are incredible. On the advice of our lovely New Yorker... More

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