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“So much more than just congee”
Review of Congee Village

Congee Village
Ranked #2,458 of 13,630 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So much more than just congee”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Went to Katz today with family to try the pastrami, but saw a big tour bus parked outside and knew there would be a line. Sure enough, the line was 40+ people deep. We walked back to the car deflated and noticed Congee Village. I love congee, so, it was not a difficult decision to try this place.

We were starved and ordered away unaware of the generous portions. For the four of us (adults), we ordered (please don't judge us for pigging out): chicken and abalone congee, XO rice noodles, Singapore noodles, seafood chow fun, soy sauce noodles, soup buns, dumplings and garlic baby bok choy. The waiter was a little surprised by the amount of food we ordered, but I reassured him that we will be fine. The soup buns and dumpling skin were thicker than we liked. We will not order again. Everything else was delicious!!!

Go there the next time you are in town. The great food at this place definitely made up for not being able to eat at Katz.

Oh, on case you are wondering, we had lots if leftovers. All this food cost is $68 with tax and tips!!!

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nagoya, Japan
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187 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Just like my childhood Chinese foods”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

There is such a striking familiarity with the tastes of the foods offered by this restaurant. Although we got things as take outs, they are as memorable. They simply invoke my vivid childhood memories of the "family friend" owned-Chinese restaurants from where I grew up, whose kitchens I were able to explore. The ambiance, the taste, everything is there....

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank NeilHTG
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We've been to Congee Village for both takeout and eat-in on several occasions. We still have family local to here and it's a convenient location for us. The food is consistently good. There are certainly lesser known places in China Town with better food, but this place holds its own. It's a good place if you don't know any locals and don't want to be too adventurous.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 2litg8rs
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“I won't be back”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Only go here if you want to eat congee, okay the name says it all but you also expect to eat other dishes while there and these were absolutely terrible. I can't think of a worse meal I have had, the food had no flavour at all. While I expect Chinese food in the US to already be made blander than normal I did not know it was possible to remove all flavour completely.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Scott22-10
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Was recommended to us.”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was a great place, full of locals, it did not disapoint on choice, including boneless chicken feet ! (no thanks !). Great flavours also

Visited October 2012
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