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Joe's Shanghai

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9 Pell St., New York City, NY 10013
(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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

While in The Village we decided to walk to Chinatown. had a great lunch at Joe's Shanghai. My family enjoyed the soup dumplings and liked the pork best. I had Kung Pow Chicken. Everything was terrific, food was tasteful and served piping hot. Waited for 30 minutes but it went quickly.

Thank TFW21
Athens, Al
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to Chinatown from the 9/11 Memorial. Enjoyed the walk. Got to Joe's around 2:00 PM. Still had a wait. It was well worth it! Everything was fabulous. The best dish we had was the Prawns in Citrus Flower. Must give this a try.

Thank Tere R
Davis, California
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. They were so good. We also had crispy duck and sauteed green beans. Very good too. Get an order of dumplings for every two people. If sitting at communal tables is not your thing this is not your place.

Thank jimbelenis
Sevierville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You must eat at Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown! What an amazing experience. The family style servings were perfect for my son and I who have the same food preferences. General Tso's chicken was amazingly light and crunchy and perfectly spicy! The pork soup dumplings and vegetable fried rice also were scrumptious and fully satisfying. Take cash- and if you aren't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait for half hour for 2 seats and we shared a table with 2 other couples. Very busy and bustling place. Kinda stuffy after a while from the aircond. We wanted some xiao loong pau and that's the first thing the waiter asked as soon as we sat down. They take your order for the dumplings first and... More 

Thank GraceTB
Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hole in the wall Chinese restaurant in the heart of NYC's China Town. I try to eat here every trip I make to the city. I live in NC and don't get up there very often. Family style seating at large tables. The soup dumplings are phenomenal and for me are worth the wait to get.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were directly here by some local friends and it did not disappoint. The best pork and crab dumplings/buns I have ever had before, no doubt. We also tried the Szechuan Sliced Beef, Seafood rice, Orange Chicken, and Prawns with Citrus sauce. All were amazing. The sliced beef was very spicy but very good. Incredibly memorable trip to Chinatown. I... More 

Thank Brett D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to this very busy (be prepared to wait if you don't have a reservation) midtown restaurant. It has a very authentic Chinese menu. The soup dumplings were fantastic and the sea bass with bean sauce amazing. The Peking-style chicken was simply fried and ordinary. The salt and pepper pork similarly ordinary. Service is very rushed as they... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant based on TA rating. The dumplings are incredibly good and were literally a dumpling filled with soup. We tried the pork and the prawn and both excellent. Beware it is better to eat the whole dumpling in one go otherwise you run the risk of loosing the soup or possibly losing it over your clothes. We... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with some co-workers and we had a variety of stuff. Definitely get the XLB (soup dumplings) if for nothing else to say you had them. Also had the shanghai rice cakes and must have the scallion pancakes. The place is pretty busy all day, particularly on the weekend. There was a long line around 3pm, but the line moves... 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
  • 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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