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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Many years ago. I said this is the number one dumpling in the world. But this visit it's completely change. The dumpling skin still very good. But the juice and meat does not taste good The cold chicken meat taste old. I fee the owner has been working too long and no interest in his restaurant. Also the service is... More 

Thank winsir
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I almost never go to NYC and not make a trip to Joe's for the soup dumplings. Simply awesome. It's crowded, and they pack you in, but it's worth it. If there is a wait, try Joe's Ginger just down the street.,

Thank TXCraig1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, and as a huge fan of chinese food I thought it was the best chinese food I've ever had. The fried rice was delicious, portions are big. Went there twice!

Thank Antero A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is small. You will share t as bkes... community style. The soup dumplings is a must. They have a wide variety of noodles. My favorite is the noodles wirh spicy meat sauce. The fried dumpling is great too. Be prepared to wait for your spot to eat.

Thank Metguard
San Jose, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here whenever I'm in the city for work. I always try to come right when it opens as I've read the wait can get very long. Always seated right away, sometimes at a table for 2 with whoever I'm eating with, or we are placed at a community table, which is an added fun to this restaurant. We... More 

Thank Christine N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in New York for 4 nights and had to visit this place at it serves some of my favourite food. I would gladly fly across the pond to just eat here if I could afford it! This is a no frills Chinese restaurant serving Shanghainese food which I understand has become trendy in the US. I went on... More 

Thank tap6699
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just enjoyed a delicious Shanghainese lunch at Joe's.....pork soup dumplings , scallion pancakes and fried pork rice cakes....the dumplings were so juicy that we were slurping in delight. ...trying to see who could eat the dumplings best without the soup falling on your plate...I won.....everything was perfect......be prepared to share a table with many groups..the waiters are good at... More 

Thank Palmtreeslover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super crowded and I know why! Food is delicious, dim sum is a must try here. Portions are at least for two people!) and price will be nice. A rare place in NYC that incorporates all that!

Thank Tanya T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I finally had a chance to introduce my parents to this restaurant along with a relative visiting from out of town. The crabmeat and pork soup dumplings are outstanding. We also had the scallops and prawns in garlic sauce and the beef fried rice cake. Both great choices. The baby bok choy and tofu with ground pork were nothing spectacular.... More 

Thank SweetMist
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to lunch for some authentic Chinese food and everything brought to the table was like we were in Shanghai. The tea was wonderful, the food was authentic and home made, and the atmosphere was pure China! Action all around and never a dull moment. By the time we left there was a line out the door and down the... 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, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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