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Congee Village

Lower East Side
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100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3053
(212) 941-1818
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in NYC, we walked out to look for a Chinese restaurant and this place immediately looked like something special. In a small hall we were asked to wait about 20min. The atmosphere in the restaurant is like a large Chinese dining room. Small tables, small chairs, lot of locals eating with friends or family. Hot tea is brought... More 

Thank wybe h
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had congee with shrimp and winter spinach: I have been thinking about both for over a month since eating them. I imagine the other items on the menu are good, but go there for the congee. If you have never had it: go there. If you already love congee: go there.

Thank Patricia H
Elmhurst, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I like the place. Food taste good. It annouced in the radio - do not have to pay "tips". But when you are there no one tells you that, ending you pay higher price for the food and the trip also. The "tips" is included in the food price.

Thank Alan Y
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Waited almost an hour for our table even though we had a reservation and our full party arrived on time. The food was decent. What surprised me was the lack of attention by the staff to us from the hostess to the waiter. For example the waiter never came back to see if we wanted more Coca Cola (by the... More 

Thank Jose F
New York City, New York
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Congee has a very large menu that includes pictures in case you are not sure what the food item is. The waiters are also very well acquainted with the foods and will help you select if you tell them the types of foods you like. The wait times for the food to come are usually short. This place can get... More 

Thank Donald S
Valhalla, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I give the food 4 stars, service two stars. This is a very busy, popular restaurant that doesn't take reservations. I've come here multiple times in the past. Service has always been iffy at best. We usually try to come early for lunch or dinner to avoid the crowds. This latest time, we made the mistake of coming here to... More 

Thank Frugal_Mom10595
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Beware it is crowded but the wait is worth it. The waiter was very nice and gave us great recommendations. We loved the Lamb Chops with Sauteed Onions he told us to order. Another one is a Chilled Dungeness Crab seasoned with Anise. We barely looked at the menu and took all his recommendations. His choices were excellent!

Thank Betty C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were in search of Chinese good. The hotel recommended it and it was opposite the attraction we went to. The congee - chicken and mushroom - was the best. We had a mixed seafood dish and a noodle dish. Could have not done better. Dishes coming out for other customers looked equally appetizing.

Thank annettefromm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Before going to Congee Village Restaurant tonight, I read quite few reviews at two different websites. To summarize, most viewers gave great rating on food; they also stated that portion was big and the price was reasonable. The three kinds of complaints were waiting time, service and a few complained the food was bland. Here is what I think. If... More 

Thank Rocky Y
Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit if in NYC. The Congee was delicious and perfect. The other dishes were great. It was one of the best meals I had while in the city. We had to wait awhile. This is a popular place and you may have to wait awhile on a Fri or Sat night (or any night). There's a... More 

Thank Aaron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 941-1818

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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