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Joe's Shanghai

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9 Pell St, New York City, NY 10013-5134
+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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early as the line goes right out the door. Before 6 is good. Just order the pork dumplings, they're amazing.

Thank Buzzcola
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this resutaurant for a real flavour of China town. We visited saturday afternoon, qued for 25mins. Food, service and atmosphere great fun. We walked if off in the afternoon with a walk across Brooklyn Bridge and around Brooklyn, great way to spend the day. Defintly recommend Dim Sum and Chilli beef

Thank Mearles
San Diego
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience for lunch at Joe's Shanghai. We only ordered the pork dumplings but they were delicious! Most of the tables are large communal tables for 8 so if your a small group, be prepared to sit with other people. Looking around the restaurant, and at our table, most people order the dumplings. They are cheap (i... More 

Thank Merlot D
Madison, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a Tuesday for lunch. Very basic but bustling place. You need to pay cash and they don't give you a lot time to order. But the food is amazingly authentic. We had a "reversed" pork dumpling soup. With the meat and the soup inside the dumpling. Extremely well seasoned and original. As a second dish we... More 

Thank Georg S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant 10 years ago. I was amazed. I had the best dumplings better than Taiwan and China. But this place has gone down hill. Service is sloppy and the dumplings skin is broken easy and the meat is dry. No more next time

Thank winsir
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was all right. The soup dumplings are the best things on offer, but a number of them came pre-popped. The Shanghai noodles were so greasy they were nearly inedible. The line is long and obviously filled with tourists. You will most likely share a table with others (our companions included 3 adorable but loud and hyperactive children). The restaurant... More 

Thank Amy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk outside, I really enjoyed warming up by eating some noodle with soup and xia long bao. Service is fast and very efficient. I enjoyed it so much that I took also some dishes to go. I recommend the crab dumplings with soup in the dumplings! I also liked that the price was service charge inclusive.

Thank Jennouillette
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the time we left, this place was all go. It's not a spot for a casual, lazy lunch, but was good fun nonetheless. The staff were a bit direct, but good enough to stop us over-ordering, which we realised as the portion sizes are massive. Flavour was in abundance too and we left happy

Thank Darren W
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're craving for Chinese food, this is the place to go when in NY. They serve delicious authentic Chinese food. We make it a point to dine here every time we go to NY. The place is always full so you have to reserve ahead of time.

Thank mildred01072007
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xiao lam bao (show lam bow) like in shower, or soup buns are the superb specialty of this restaurant and their version beats all of the many places where we have sampled this dish. Order both versions, crab/pork and plain pork filled, $9.95/$8.95, 6 dumplings, perfectly made, steamed to order, served with a ginger-infused black vinegar sauce. The main caution... 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +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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