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“Good and cheap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Ginger

Joe's Ginger
25 Pell Street, New York City, NY 10013 (Chinatown)
212-285-0999
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Ranked #6,674 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chinatown
paris
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

It's cheap, the quantities are big, the service is fast, and there is no decoration. Don't go looking for a smile from anybody who works there, but i guess it's part of the restaurant's charm. It's small, and we were lucky to be seated straight away. The xiao long bao are delicious as is the crispy chicken. Order tons, and get a doggy bag after... if you're on a budget, it's great, if you're not, but you like good food, it's great!

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Shanghai Dimplings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Slip the line at Joe's SHanghai it's sister restaurant up the block and nstead go here where the wait is non-existant. Order the Shangai dumplings and sauteed rice noodle cake with chicken and be a happy and content person. Throw in a little hot and sour soup to warm your stomach up before the main event.

Visited February 2012
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13 restaurant reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good food - apalling service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We now know why it is possible to get a table here, the waiters only concern is to get you out as quickly as possible.

This is a shame, as otherwise the food is good, tasty and fresh. We ordered appetizers, soup and entrees, and they all were bought to the table together. We asked fro the entrees to be taken away, and they returned a few minutes later by a different waiter, who then proceeded to serve the rice and dishes whilst we were drinking the soup!!

Would be acceptable perhaps if the plates were warm or a hot plate used, but not the case.

For this reason it is one to avoid, unless you are forthright in ordering one course ata time!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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