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Joe's Shanghai

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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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Haifa, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice, easy going Dumpling restaurant. never mind the wait (at 22:00), never mind the noise, never mind the common sitting with a variety of other guests at the same table :) This place is the right place for soup dumplings! Just look around and do as others do. Do take care when eating the soup dumplings - it is... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking to have some good Chinese food while in Chinatown New York, and I found it. This place is a little hole in the wall, and even for a late lunch it was very busy. We had the chicken fried rice and General Tso's chicken. Both were really good. I would definitely recommend this place. Note: they only... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a trip from a local yesterday while on a walking tour AND then my old college roommate (who used to live in NYC after college) told me about the exact same spot. Random. Serendipitous. When you get two recommendations you check it out..... Great tea, lots of refills on water, huge fish tank...what more could I ask for? Pork... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even mid afternoon there was a line. It was worth the wait. The dumplings were tender and delicious. We also had scallion pancakes and scallion rice which were out of this world. Our favorite meal of our trip.

Thank rrrbama
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we lived in Bayside Queens 20+ years ago, we were regulars to the Flushing branch. Great Shanghainese style dim sum and dumpling. We came to NYC for a meeting last week and made an effort visiting their Chinatown location (main location) and the food was really not up to the bar. If I give Ding tai fong an A+,... More 

Thank Vince_Huang
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent the week in NYC, hitting high end places, like Nobu. She thought it would be fun to eat in Chinatown - someplace authentic. Found Joe's on trip advisor and had a wonderful meal. Be prepared for community seating but also make sure you order the Pork dumplings. Pork w scallions was amazing also. We made... More 

Thank BadDan33
Newark, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their soup dumplings. It is by far more superior than anyone out there. Almost every dish is very good. The only draw back is that you are pretty much waiting outside and you would need to share your table (cramped) with others. But we still go because of the dumplings!

Thank jojocng
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When i saw this place had many reviews, I thought it would be worth a visit, how wrong we were. A cheap unhygienic restaurant that one should avoid. The food was absolutely tasteless. The fried rice with prawns awful, the pork shoulder with spinach one should avoid that meal at all cost the stuffed crab and pork dumplings were basic.... More 

Thank Gabriel A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joes was by FAR the very best authentic Chinese food we've ever enjoyed. You have a patron for life ! Good Job Joe !!

Thank Mike W
Chicago, Illinois
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you really really want to try the "water dumpling"; it's not worth the wait. Lots of fish in the sea including a Szechuan joint across the street (no waiting). Eating that soup dumpling is to risk a scalded tongue and broth on your shirt. I tried the General Tso, which was bland & gristled. The steamed rice was overcooked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
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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