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Joe's Shanghai

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$$ - $$$
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9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013
+1 212-233-8888
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My favorite restaurant for soup dumplings anywhere. Every time I come to New York I have to visit. Business or pleasure. This time I brought the family. Everyone loved it as much as me. 32 pork soup dumplings between 6 of us and not one was left (and except for my 6-year old, our technique is flawless) And the rest... More 

Thank LMaister
Clayton, Georgia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard that Joe's Shanghai was the place to go while in Chinatown. Hands down, best Chinese that I have ever had!! The Soup Dumplings are a must!! Watch a tutorial first if you have never had soup dumplings. I loved the atmosphere! To add to the fun, it was Chinese New Year!

Thank Kelly A
Ski, Norway
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the food and atmosphere at Joe's Shanghai. When we arrived we thought it was all full, but was seated at a huge round table together with 3 other parties. At first it seemed strange, with so many differtng groups at the same table - but it was quite interesting. We had the signature soup dumplings and a... More 

Thank Torunn H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the many dishes we ordered. Dumplings, shrimp, duck , noodles. I would not order noodles again but all the rest was fantastic. Prices were low. For NYC it was a gift. I will visit this place again on my next visit.

Thank Francisco V
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220 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner in anticipation of Chinese New Year. When we sat down the waiter asked immediately if we wanted the dumplings. We said yes and they were the soup dumplings -- they 8 of them to an order and they were very good. We then had twice cooked pork and string beans -- both of which were quite good. The... More 

Thank Mastachiw
Marietta, Georgia
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309 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop in here whenever we are in NYC. We love the soup dumplings! Every entree we've ever had is great. They don't take Credit cards, so bring cash. You sit at large tables with other people, which can be fun. Worth the wait. Lunch is easier to get a seat.

Thank Runnerny2244
Santa Monica, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk down the Chinatown street/alley to Joes and thru the door it really seems like you are in China. The hustle and bustle, a little noisy. Only the clientele who are mostly 20's-30's are different. The food was very good especially the duck, General Taso chicken and the boc choi. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank JimRich90402
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Joe's Shanghai again after so many times and I have to say they are very consistent. But I get frustrated by some of the poor reviews just because "they only accept cash" or "they sit us with another group in the same table". These are no reason for poor reviews just because that's the way they historically operate.... More 

Thank Carlos R
Porto, Portugal
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a quick meal during a convention. The place is crowded, you will wait a little but the experience is quite nice. The food is quite well prepared and spicy. But balanced. A lot of employees ensuring a fast service. I recommend and will repeat.

Thank Pvgomes
New York
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

most famous for it's soup dumplings and we had it. It was one of it's kind and also the wonderful dining experience that one gets to share the table with strangers and eat together with higher chances of becoming friends at the end. The restroom waiting area is just too uncomfortable though. Rest of the food is average.

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-233-8888

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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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