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Joe's Shanghai

9 Pell St, New York City, NY 10013-5134
+1 212-233-8888
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“soup dumplings” (342 reviews)
“pork” (102 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Pell St, New York City, NY 10013-5134
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, large portions. Plan on eating a lot, sharing, or leaving some of it behind. Restaurant is packed with people and found in the heart of China Town. Good complimentary hot tea placed on every table. It’s an experience.

Thank hwalker67
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us visited here after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. We all thought we had got the wrong place. It is located down a dirty litter filled street and looks derelict from outside. The staff were rude and slightly aggressive and just seemed to...More

Thank Mez M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went this restaurant with my colleagues for dinner. We had spring rolls, wanton soup, scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, and deep friend chicken. In general, except the friend chicken, most of them were good. The fried chicken was too hard to chew. We had only...More

Thank nugunii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, this looks like a place where you'd think twice whether to venture in... but on the inside it's a great Chinatown restaurant with amazing food and quick service. Try the dumplings filled with meat and broth (don't burn your mouth)... green tea...More

Thank DocTimUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the dumplings (crab/pork and chicken), as well as the General Tso’s chicken. All very good. Great service.

Thank Abears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled up in a taxi into what was just like a scene from Big Trouble in Little China and walked into this real no frills restaurant. We were seated on a large table with other people which we found really great having a chat...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe's Shanghai is obviously super famous for its soup dumplings - and for good reason. These squishy little satchels filled with brothy goodness are absolutely worth waiting in line for a table. Service is prompt and unfussy, turnover high, and the long line of parties...More

Thank Magnus F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back here as we loved it on our last visit to NYC. The scallion pancake was so very good, the eggplant and pork in chilli sauce superb and their soup dumplings were as good as ever. Great restaurant at great price!!

Thank EddieOnTour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was strongly recommended to visit on various sites etc so thought its a must visit. However, being a vegetarian i was disappointed. Though they have a lot of options for main course, not a single choice in appetisers. The famous "soup dumpling" doesnt have a...More

Thank tanyag86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go for the soup dumpling as they are delicious but all the other food is also worth a try. The place gets crowded and you might end up sharing a table but it is still worth the effort. Be prepared as they only take...More

Thank Nez D
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
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17 May 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I believe you are correct about that location, but I was referring to the one in Chinatown. We prefer the Chinatown location best, as it gives you an excuse to get a great foot rub while you visit!
Gillian S
30 March 2016|
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Response from Lorri S | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty cramped in there and the bathrooms are back by the kitchen. There are usually boxes stacked up in that hallway, making it more congested. My suggestion would be to go at opening, like we did and it is less... More
10 February 2016|
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Response from Francois L | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they take réservations and it must be crowded at lunch during the week. For the lunch menu I do not know but I suspect they don't have one
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-233-8888
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