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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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  • 281
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  • 305
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  • 105
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  • 33
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  • 40
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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
What else ? The Soup Dumplings

This is one of the must eats in NYC - the Soup Dumplings are of course divine. Quite liked the Shanghai noodles as well, have been looking for these thick dark noodles for a while now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
KrishnanChatterjee
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New Delhi, India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is one of the must eats in NYC - the Soup Dumplings are of course divine. Quite liked the Shanghai noodles as well, have been looking for these thick dark noodles for a while now.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Small venue. Crowded but worth it. Inexpensive. Quite the experience. Very New York. Lunch is easier to get a table. Expect to stand in line for dinner.

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Amsterdam
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a big disappointment. Perhaps the dumplings are superb which we did not order but the rest was really below average. The drunken chicken was not 'drunken' enough. The fried rice too greasy. The pancakes tasteless. The noodles too dry. The service was bad, rude. We enjoyed the Shanghai manor house more.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Used to be exceptional; bit long wait with tourists and decline of quality of food. May suggest less crowded nearby newer Shanghinese restaurants!

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Denver, CO
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by previous visitors and we were well advised! We went mid afternoon, which I would recommend...about 2:30 pm -4:00 pm. No wait, seated with others at a community table which made for great chit chat. We ordered the soup dumplings, fried rice and General Tso's chicken. Very authentic, flavors very true and worthy of the... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had dinner at Joe's his evening. We waited about 30 mins to get seated, and when we did, we share a table with another family. Seems to be the system of seating at Joe's. So the food is OK... The green beans were ok, fried pork dumplings were good. I didn't have the pork soup dumplings, but heard they... More 

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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service is not the reason you go to Joe's Shanghai. They are not overly friendly, slow ... and seemed very put out. However, I can look past that because the food is that good. If you like dumplings, please try their Soup Dumplings .. they are incredible! Everything else is very authentic Chinese and delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friend was basically pushing me to come to this place because of the dumplings. ok , i said , let's do this. Afterward, he told me that it's not a fine dine restaurant so it's more casual ( I have eaten to Hakkasan and a bunch of fine dine Asian restaurants quite often ) . Actually , yes ,... More 

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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a superb lunch here. The service is quick, friendly, and practical. You get seated at big table with other folks which is fun, though we did not make conversation with the people at our table, so it still felt like a real date for us. We ordered the mushroom and baby cabbage heart (baby bok choy) as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were in ChinaTown during a weekend trip to NYC and had heard good things about Joe's so we figured we would give it a try. We waited outside for about 30 minutes (for 2 people) and then escorted to a table with many other diners. Completely unexpected. You sit with lots of others and everyone is in different parts... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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