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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 364
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  • 125
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  • 45
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  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dumplings to Die For!

Took my grandkids and family to joe's for pre theatre lunch. Took the 6 train to canal street and walked over. The dumplings were as always a real treat. Fun to eat and delicious. We ate at a communal table. We actually shared some leftovers with others we had so much good. Ordered 4... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David S
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New York
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Woody Allen once said that while scientists try to map the Universe, he couldn't find his way around Chinatown. But here's an address that's easy to locate: 9 Pell St. between Bowery and Mott, New York City. (From Broadway, head east on Canal, hang a right on Mott, then left on Pell St.) Your reward is the perfect dumpling lunch.... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have now been to Joe's 3 times, I have gone every time I have visited the city since I was introduced to it in 2004. The dumplings are delicious, broccoli beef is the best I have had anywhere, their green beans YUM, and I tried something I think that they called Bird's Nest. The portions are huge, so pick... More 

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe’s Shanghai is an excellent choice in an area of town packed with good Chinese restaurants. It is always packed, there is always a line and you will be sharing a big table with strangers – and that makes it all the more interesting. The line moves quickly and you won’t have to wait more that 10 to 20 minutes.... More 

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place in China town! The food is amazing as I live in Maryland and we have nothing close to this. We always get the following: pork and pork & crab soup dumplings. Make sure to punch hole in dumpling and drink soup on the spoon so you do not burn your chin! We also order the Lion's heads... More 

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Thank Ingrid L
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love soup dumplings, and a friend told me about this place. They are not only good, they are addictive. I found my mind wandering back to Joe's during my meetings, in anticipation of going back for more of the delicious soup dumplings. Bring cash, as they do not accept credit cards. The prices are very, very reasonable, and the... More 

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Thank Gigi P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay so I heard great things about this place and yelp raves about this place so I went out of my way to check this place out. Got there and there was about a 30min wait, no problem - there's definitely a lot of things to do around there. The seating is with a group of people in a round... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked our cab driver for a recommendation for food in Chinatown, and he said everyone goes here - I can see why. The restaurant is basic, strangers sit together ok big tables, when it's busy (as it often is) you wait outside on the slightly dodgy looking street. But the food is fantastic and the infamous soup dumplings are... More 

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New Jersey
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315 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business lunch here in January 2016. It is on a side street off of Mott Street so it may be hard to find. I was told that it is usually jam-packed but today we were lucky and got a table. Perhaps it was the cold weather. The restaurant has large tables and they seat strangers at your... More 

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New York
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161 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandkids and family to joe's for pre theatre lunch. Took the 6 train to canal street and walked over. The dumplings were as always a real treat. Fun to eat and delicious. We ate at a communal table. We actually shared some leftovers with others we had so much good. Ordered 4 mains and the string beans. White... More 

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Thank David S
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular spot that is famous for their soup dumplings and there's often a wait to be seated, but it's well worth it. Authentic chinese food served in the same manner it would be from Beijing to Sanya. A Chinese friend introduced me to the place and I've been back with him dozens of times over the years... 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, Asian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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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