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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.1 miles from Chinatown
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Hop Shing at 9 Chatham Square is a multi-generational charm. It is a modest place, but the food is the big draw. Whether it is dim sum, lunch, dinner or snack (see my pic of an egg custard tart!), this place is consistently satisfying.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

I've been going to this restaurant since the 80's. Delicious home-cooked Chinese food and fast service at a great price. Great dim sum. It's crowded on weekends with Chinese families and savy caucasians alike but that's the best time to go. The carts come out...of the kitchen non-stop and everything is flavorful and hot. Sit with strangers at one of the big round tables. Try everything. Be brave. Go with the vibe. Pitchers of fresh-brewed hot tea are provided as soon as you sit down. If you need more, just open the lid of the pitcher. That signals the waiter. Don't be shocked when they spill the left-over tea onto an empty table and wipe it clean for the next group. When you're ready to leave, the waiter counts up your empty plates and hands you the check. You'll be pleasantly shocked by the great value. Grab a coconut or sweet pork bao at the front counter before you leave. Don't be put off by the "C" rating in the window. Everything is fresh, hot, clean and authentic.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

This is about as plain a place as one can find. When we walked in at 1pm on a Thursday the place was packed. One person was pushing a food cart. But there’s a dimsum menu one can choose from as well. That’s the worst!...The best is that their dimsum was fresh and delicious. It was also $2.50 a plate making it the least expensive dimsum we’ve had in quite awhile. We’ve eaten dimsum all over whe world as well as in many places in Queens, Brooklyn and Nanhattan. This place is unique and special. We’ll be back!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Hop Shing is one of the best in Chinatown. Authentic food at affordable prices. Have some dim sum with your tea/coffee in the morning. It is very popular with the locals. Enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Baked pork bun is loaded with meat but relatively flavorless. Shumai is very bland. Spare ribs also lack flavor despite black bean sauce. Overall, I’ve had much better elsewhere.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Food was fine but not too many choices. Food carts were slow at coming out with the dim sums. We were not given any menu so we didn't know exactly what was available. Very few waiters spoke English.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

If you want to be abused and called "gweilo" (ghost/ white person) with every other course, this is your place. However, the food is worth the cultural slights by the rude (underpaid) largely Cantonese staff. Get there before 11AM weekends as the place fills up...by the equally rude and miserable elderly Chinatown locals who resent the hell out of you for busting the last bastion of Chinese dim-sum on East Broadway. Sit near the centre aisle and snatch fresh dim-sum of the passing trolley as they come out of the kitchen... (be prepared to be cursed out in Cantonese) Keep your plates and dishes, the final count is you bill. Not particularly cheap anymore, but still good value. And leave a nominal tip, if you do not want to be followed out onto the Bowery by an irate Cantonese woman... Enjoy the steamed dumplings, beware of chicken feet and beaks, fried dumplings.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Been going here for years. It's a good "middle of the road" with 95% local Chinese customers and various off-menu items and dim sum "to go." There are no tablecloths, no tables for two people, the bathrooms are pretty gross with no paper towels, and...the people who work here can seem kind of bitter. The place is pretty worn out. It was closed for a while but there were no renovations -- not sure why it was closed. So while the food is middle of the road and the dim sum is okay, the whole vibe of the place and the attitude of some of the workers is not bringing us back. There are rarely, if ever, any tourists here. We understand why. It's a 2-3 star overall experience with food being 3-4 stars (catering far more toward Chinese locals). I guess at the end of the day, while we have been coming here for the authentic and less touristy vibe for years, they don't seem too hospitable and has left us feeling wanting to find a more comfortable spot with a bit more cleaner feeling.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Synopsis: Staff too busy bull...g amongst themselves to hear and take customer's orders properly. Was going to order in Cantonese, but I heard her speaking to her fellow workers in Taisanese so I switched. Told her fluently that I wanted six roasted pork buns and...an order of those chive things ("9 vegetable") and an order... (she turns around while I am speaking) of those things under the chive things. So she starts bagging the buns while bull...g with her co-workers, bags 2, remembers that I ordered 6, then goes back to bag the rest and the chive things. I then told her I also wanted an order of those things under the chive things and I pointed at them. She jumps back like I was going to poke her in the eyes and tells me not to point, (wtf ?), and proceeds to get the stuff 2 trays down. I said NO !, under the chive things and pointed again. Then she tells me again, "Don't point !" So I told her, "If you weren't so busy bull....g, you would have heard me the first 2 times (This being the third). Her face turned black, "$12 bucks", and took the money without a word. Anyways, to her : Don't walk and chew gum at the same time. Don't text and drive. Don't have kids. We don't want any more of that genetic material passed on.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

PROS *Pork buns were just $1.50 each and could conveniently be ordered to go at the counter, bakery style. *No sauce needed for these pork buns, as the meat inside came sauced. CONS *Pork buns were decent, but they won’t blow you away.

Date of visit: August 2018
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