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Joe's Shanghai

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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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Marietta, Georgia
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304 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank BornGlobeTrotter
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent - in particular, the steamed dumplings.when i visit new york i alwys eat at joes shanghai

Thank DORIT534
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the nicest Chinese restaurants in NYC 15-20 year ago has been "discovered". Hordes of tourists eating mediocre food. We were a company of three adults and two small children, yet offered food with clams that had long expired and tasted very much so. We complained and all they did was to not charge us for that dish !... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meals were excellent we really wanted to taste authentic NYC Chinese food and Joe delivered. We arrived right around 5pm and had a 20 minute wait the wait just grew as we waited. Make sure you go inside and grab a ticket don't just wait outside. Joes was the only restaurant packed with dinners. The restaurant is small and... More 

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San Antonio, Florida
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had read the Trip Advisor reviews before going here on the recommendation of a coworker. The food was good, but not very good. The service was the WORST - not one employee there had any customer focus at all. And the wait time was ridiculously long. When we arrived we were asked how many in our party... More 

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Chadds Ford, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon completion of a Walking Tour in mid-December 2016, the guide recommended Joe's Shanghai, particularly for their soup dumplings, a unique treat that has the soup trapped inside a dumpling. Sloppy to eat, but good. We were part of a community table with 3 other groups. The menu was large and the atmosphere was New York - loud, busy and... More 

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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
Large groups, 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

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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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