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Joe's Shanghai

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$$ - $$$
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9 Pell St, New York City, NY 10013-5134
(212) 233-8888
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I almost swallow a piece of plastic bag that i found in my mouth while having my soup, i told the waiter and they only brought me another one, charging me anyway. DIRTIEST PLACE EVER

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Saw the crowds and decided to try it. Very good, authentic Chinese food. Huge quantity. Had to try the dumplings and they did not disappoint. Their vegetable dishes all looked great. Very reasonable, clean and efficient service. WIsh we had time to and appetites to try more of their dishes.

Thank Nan00k
Bellevue, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this place during our snow storm when most other restaurants were closed. We called and confirmed they would be open,and so we braved the snow and cold, but were utterly disappointed afterwards. We understood they were busy that night, and so were very patient waiting, but then we were offered to sit in a bigger table sharing with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't get why this place is all the rave. Yeah the food is good but it is far from outstanding. I've had better 'xiao long bao' dumplings elsewhere, the kinds that don't explode easily when you pick them up using chopsticks. The place is packed and noisy, and chances are, there will be a long wait and you'll be... More 

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Hialeah, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a new experience for us. The restaurant was full and we had to wait a few minutes. Then we were called and sat in a big table with a group of unknown people. We ordered the pork and crab meat dumplings for appetizer and they were excellent. Then for the main entrée we got the duck. Fantastic. The... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As Chinatown has pretty much absorbed most of Soho finding Chinese food isn't all that hard. Finding the best Chinese is a little harder but making your way to Pell St is all you need to do to find Joe's and the best Chinese we've found anywhere. You'll wait to get in regardless of when you go but once you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steamed soup dumplings are always the best. In order to have them at there best sometimes you may have to wait a little for them to be steamed. Open up the top of the dumpling add some rice wine vinegar they give you, let cool off a little. Be careful orbit will burn your mouth.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks nothing from the outside but packed with locals, all of whom appear to start meals with the steamed dumplings. Magic and very reasonable too.

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the fact the street looks empty, you will find this nice place to enjoy chinese food ! Service is a bit cold but food is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is well-known in Chinatown for their soup dumplings. Trust me they will not disappoint, however do not make the rookie move of putting the entire thing in your mouth because you will burn your tongue. There is a technique to eating the dumpling and of the soup without it pouring all over your plate, be sure to ask... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Pell St, New York City, NY 10013-5134
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (212) 233-8888

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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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