Joe's Shanghai

★★★☆☆
  • 24 W 56TH St

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-333-3868

About Joe's Shanghai

Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

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I had the worst experience in my life in this restaurant! I went there with my friends. Made a reservation online for 9.30 p.m When we came waiter was super mean, rude, didn't listen to us, yell at us, rush us, we didn't know what we

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★★★★★

I had the worst experience in my life in this restaurant! I went there with my friends. Made a reservation online for 9.30 p.m When we came waiter was super mean, rude, didn't listen to us, yell at us, rush us, we didn't know what we

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I had a feeling this place would be a big tourist trap but I had to try it. The hostess has this system working where you would get a number to wait for a table. Then she comes out 5-10 mins later and starts repeating the number. If you're not there she marks you off the list. Strict..... but i like it! =)

We finally get the table after waiting 30 minutes.. ordered the shanghai style noodles and all sorts of dumplings. ohh and an army of beer to help us with our hangover. The dumplings were thin, juicy goodness, except it wasn't that small to finish with one bite.

Service wasn't the best but this is a chinese place, it's expected!
I'll probably rate this above Din Tai Fung, but the best is still at the Nanxiang Dumpling House in Shanghai.

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★★★★☆

I had a feeling this place would be a big tourist trap but I had to try it. The hostess has this system working where you would get a number to wait for a table. Then she comes out 5-10 mins later and starts repeating the number. If you're not there she marks you off the list. Strict..... but i like it! =)

We finally get the table after waiting 30 minutes.. ordered the shanghai style noodles and all sorts of dumplings. ohh and an army of beer to help us with our hangover. The dumplings were thin, juicy goodness, except it wasn't that small to finish with one bite.

Service wasn't the best but this is a chinese place, it's expected!
I'll probably rate this above Din Tai Fung, but the best is still at the Nanxiang Dumpling House in Shanghai.

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This is a terrific midtown site. They serve a great range of Chinese dishes with Chinatown quality in midtown. A nice place to go!

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★★★★☆

This is a terrific midtown site. They serve a great range of Chinese dishes with Chinatown quality in midtown. A nice place to go!

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Beside soup dumpling, we ordered some vegetable, fish & pork, all are horrible. After one bite, we wish we only ordered the soup dumpling. It's worse than any cheapest take-out Chinese I have been to. After this experience, now I doubt other locations (Flushing & Chinatown) are any good despite good review by others.

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★☆☆☆☆

Beside soup dumpling, we ordered some vegetable, fish & pork, all are horrible. After one bite, we wish we only ordered the soup dumpling. It's worse than any cheapest take-out Chinese I have been to. After this experience, now I doubt other locations (Flushing & Chinatown) are any good despite good review by others.

Pros: Soup dumpling

Cons: Other food not eatable but pricy

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We had a crawler under our feet( the review won't allow me to name)
told the Hostess/Mgr about it no action was taken.
The Dumpling was the only thing we ordered, a disappointment .
The overall look of the place was unkempt.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a crawler under our feet( the review won't allow me to name)
told the Hostess/Mgr about it no action was taken.
The Dumpling was the only thing we ordered, a disappointment .
The overall look of the place was unkempt.

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Went with a crowd of six people on a Thursday night, got seated promptly, excellent steamed pork buns with crabmeat. Service was okay, you just had to keep repeating what you want (water,duck sauce) because they would not bring it to you. Tofu was good but a bit greasy. The rest of the food was excellent. They did not have many deserts available from the menu. Overall, we all enjoyed and we plan to go back. Prices are higher due to location, we found it reasonable for a restaurant on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.

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★★★★☆

Went with a crowd of six people on a Thursday night, got seated promptly, excellent steamed pork buns with crabmeat. Service was okay, you just had to keep repeating what you want (water,duck sauce) because they would not bring it to you. Tofu was good but a bit greasy. The rest of the food was excellent. They did not have many deserts available from the menu. Overall, we all enjoyed and we plan to go back. Prices are higher due to location, we found it reasonable for a restaurant on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.

Pros: Good Ambience & Delicious Food

Cons: A bit crowed between other tables

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I recommend the soup dumplings, they are steamed with either crab or pork inside with a little broth. They are so good and what this restaurant is known for. Prices are higher in the mid-town location compared to the downtown location. Has two sitting areas one up and one down.

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★★★☆☆

I recommend the soup dumplings, they are steamed with either crab or pork inside with a little broth. They are so good and what this restaurant is known for. Prices are higher in the mid-town location compared to the downtown location. Has two sitting areas one up and one down.

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Let me say right off the top that I love the Joe?s down in Chinatown and will continue to go there for my soup dumpling needs. This location? They can keep it. When we sat down at the table and asked for a minute to look at the menu, my friend noticed that the waiter CLEARLY had an attitude but I just let it go. Then I placed an order for dumplings and he began to walk away as if there weren?t two other people at the table who wanted something else to eat and I had to call him back over and he seemed annoyed by this! He never asked if we wanted anything to drink and never even brought us a complimentary tea. My friends got their dishes that they ordered but where were my dumplings and ginger ale? In Shanghai perhaps because 45 minutes later I had neither although people who had arrived well after we did got their dumplings and whatever else they ordered in a timely fashion. When we complained to the manager, he offered the most INSINCERE apology and the waiter had the AUDACITY to expect a tip. I don?t want to even play this card but everyone else who received proper service were either Caucasian or Asian and a friend who is Asian said that her friends of her family who owned restaurants would complain that Black people and European tourists were lousy tippers and therefore they gave them inferior service. I?m sorry if my people have a reputation for being cheap tippers but I?m not one of them and I think 45 minutes, an insincere apology and no dumplings is unacceptable (no matter what color you are).

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me say right off the top that I love the Joe?s down in Chinatown and will continue to go there for my soup dumpling needs. This location? They can keep it. When we sat down at the table and asked for a minute to look at the menu, my friend noticed that the waiter CLEARLY had an attitude but I just let it go. Then I placed an order for dumplings and he began to walk away as if there weren?t two other people at the table who wanted something else to eat and I had to call him back over and he seemed annoyed by this! He never asked if we wanted anything to drink and never even brought us a complimentary tea. My friends got their dishes that they ordered but where were my dumplings and ginger ale? In Shanghai perhaps because 45 minutes later I had neither although people who had arrived well after we did got their dumplings and whatever else they ordered in a timely fashion. When we complained to the manager, he offered the most INSINCERE apology and the waiter had the AUDACITY to expect a tip. I don?t want to even play this card but everyone else who received proper service were either Caucasian or Asian and a friend who is Asian said that her friends of her family who owned restaurants would complain that Black people and European tourists were lousy tippers and therefore they gave them inferior service. I?m sorry if my people have a reputation for being cheap tippers but I?m not one of them and I think 45 minutes, an insincere apology and no dumplings is unacceptable (no matter what color you are).

Pros: Nicer looking than the Chinatown location

Cons: RUDE SERVICE

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I tested this place out due to location, being close to the thearte district while entertaining some family. I was tempted to treck it down to China town, but thought the food, service, and prices would be similar, "what a big mistake..."

The food was good (not great!!!) and the dumplings didn't taste the same as in China town, they were not as soupy and the skins where much thicker.

The prices were much, much, higher than I expected $$$, also compared to China town's location.

Last, but not least, the service was terrible.... We sat down (the 4 of us on a Saturday night 6pm) with about a half empty restaurant, and it took about 15 minutes to get drinks & menus.

Through-out the meal, we continued to get sub-par service as our waiter appeared to be assisting other customers with their orders and had almost given up on us by now, realizing he had "screwed the pooch!!!".

I also asked him if he could split an order of the dumplings so we could get 1 1/2 orders (8 dumplings) he didn't even entertain the idea. Later, from reading another review, I remembered that the China town location serves 8 per order, where as this location only serves 6.

Overall, I wish I would have read these reviews first before choosing a restaurant on location and making an an assumption based on JS's from China town... At the end of the meal, I actually felt embarrassed that I ended up in this situation and will not make that mistake twice...!!!

With all this said, don't waste your time or $$$ going to this location, take the extract time to go to China town and you'll be much better off.

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★★☆☆☆

I tested this place out due to location, being close to the thearte district while entertaining some family. I was tempted to treck it down to China town, but thought the food, service, and prices would be similar, "what a big mistake..."

The food was good (not great!!!) and the dumplings didn't taste the same as in China town, they were not as soupy and the skins where much thicker.

The prices were much, much, higher than I expected $$$, also compared to China town's location.

Last, but not least, the service was terrible.... We sat down (the 4 of us on a Saturday night 6pm) with about a half empty restaurant, and it took about 15 minutes to get drinks & menus.

Through-out the meal, we continued to get sub-par service as our waiter appeared to be assisting other customers with their orders and had almost given up on us by now, realizing he had "screwed the pooch!!!".

I also asked him if he could split an order of the dumplings so we could get 1 1/2 orders (8 dumplings) he didn't even entertain the idea. Later, from reading another review, I remembered that the China town location serves 8 per order, where as this location only serves 6.

Overall, I wish I would have read these reviews first before choosing a restaurant on location and making an an assumption based on JS's from China town... At the end of the meal, I actually felt embarrassed that I ended up in this situation and will not make that mistake twice...!!!

With all this said, don't waste your time or $$$ going to this location, take the extract time to go to China town and you'll be much better off.

Pros: Location, some food items

Cons: Service, Prices, Service, Ambience

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I was trying to decide whether or not to go to the Joe Shangai's in Chinatown or Midtown. After going to the one in Midtown....i wish I had taken my chances in Chinatown. Midtown's service was rude, portion size small, and over priced. We got there at 10PM on a Friday night, they close at 1030. We knew exactly what we wanted when we walked in, didn't even have to look at the menu. When we asked for a certain dish, the waiter told us it takes to long to cook, even though they had a good half hour before closing. They also never asked us what we wanted to drink. I can say the food was good, but everything that went with it was bad.

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★★☆☆☆

I was trying to decide whether or not to go to the Joe Shangai's in Chinatown or Midtown. After going to the one in Midtown....i wish I had taken my chances in Chinatown. Midtown's service was rude, portion size small, and over priced. We got there at 10PM on a Friday night, they close at 1030. We knew exactly what we wanted when we walked in, didn't even have to look at the menu. When we asked for a certain dish, the waiter told us it takes to long to cook, even though they had a good half hour before closing. They also never asked us what we wanted to drink. I can say the food was good, but everything that went with it was bad.

Pros: Food, shanghai noodles

Cons: Service, Portion size, over priced for chinese and portion size

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This location may be nicer but it is like double the price of the Chinatown location. And they charge you more for the soup dumplings and give you less of them per order. I understand that there are nice Chinese restaurants, but this goes beyond belief. It's like an overage of $25 for a regular entree there. $40 for Peking duck? $18 for tofu? No wonder it's not crowded. Besides, the food was not as good as the Chinatown location anyway. It's further and busier, but worth the extra wait when you figure in a 50% discount.

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★★★☆☆

This location may be nicer but it is like double the price of the Chinatown location. And they charge you more for the soup dumplings and give you less of them per order. I understand that there are nice Chinese restaurants, but this goes beyond belief. It's like an overage of $25 for a regular entree there. $40 for Peking duck? $18 for tofu? No wonder it's not crowded. Besides, the food was not as good as the Chinatown location anyway. It's further and busier, but worth the extra wait when you figure in a 50% discount.

Pros: closer than Chinatown if you have a serious craving

Cons: 200% mark up

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Flushing and Chinatown are definitely better, but if you are in midtown and want soup dumplings, then you should still go. The skin of the dumplings is more doughy but the dumplings are still good nonetheless. BTW, if you happen to be going to the one in Chinatown and get tired of waiting for a table, go across the street to a restaurant called Ten Pell Street. Yummy Three Cup Chicken (see my review on that profile).

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★★★★☆

Flushing and Chinatown are definitely better, but if you are in midtown and want soup dumplings, then you should still go. The skin of the dumplings is more doughy but the dumplings are still good nonetheless. BTW, if you happen to be going to the one in Chinatown and get tired of waiting for a table, go across the street to a restaurant called Ten Pell Street. Yummy Three Cup Chicken (see my review on that profile).

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Yes, this place's soup dumplings aren't as good as the Flushing or Pell Street branches. Yes, the dumpling skin is a little too thick compared to the Flushing or Pell Street versions. However, they do a very decent Abalone with Spinach and Tofu with Crabmeat. And their waitstaff aren't as surly as the ones in Flushing or Pell Street plus you aren't forced to share a table with strangers. In general, northern cuisine tends to be spicier and greasier with flavors being aggressively dominant while southern cuisine tends more towards stir fries and steamed recipes and tastes are more subtle.

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★★★☆☆

Yes, this place's soup dumplings aren't as good as the Flushing or Pell Street branches. Yes, the dumpling skin is a little too thick compared to the Flushing or Pell Street versions. However, they do a very decent Abalone with Spinach and Tofu with Crabmeat. And their waitstaff aren't as surly as the ones in Flushing or Pell Street plus you aren't forced to share a table with strangers. In general, northern cuisine tends to be spicier and greasier with flavors being aggressively dominant while southern cuisine tends more towards stir fries and steamed recipes and tastes are more subtle.

Pros: Some dishes, No table sharing, Polite waitstaff

Cons: Soup dumplings

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We headed over to Joe's Shanghai on 56th street for the delicious soup dumplings we love. Looking over the menu, we realised that the prices were 'Manhattan prices' instead of the Chinatown/flushing prices we were used to ( the soup dumplings were at least 2 dollars more expensive). Futhermore, when the dumplings came, instead of the usual 8 dumplings per order, it was only 6! We wouldn't have minded so much since the decor here were more fancy but the main reason we go to JS is for the soup dumplings but what a disappointment! The soup dumplings were not 'soupy' enough( no oozing of the soup into the mouth) and the 'skin' of the dumplings were thick! This isn't the Joe's we know!

Before leaving NY, we went to Joe's Shanghai in Flushing and had meal we knew to expect there. Delicious ,juicy, cheap soup dumplings!

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★★☆☆☆

We headed over to Joe's Shanghai on 56th street for the delicious soup dumplings we love. Looking over the menu, we realised that the prices were 'Manhattan prices' instead of the Chinatown/flushing prices we were used to ( the soup dumplings were at least 2 dollars more expensive). Futhermore, when the dumplings came, instead of the usual 8 dumplings per order, it was only 6! We wouldn't have minded so much since the decor here were more fancy but the main reason we go to JS is for the soup dumplings but what a disappointment! The soup dumplings were not 'soupy' enough( no oozing of the soup into the mouth) and the 'skin' of the dumplings were thick! This isn't the Joe's we know!

Before leaving NY, we went to Joe's Shanghai in Flushing and had meal we knew to expect there. Delicious ,juicy, cheap soup dumplings!

Pros: midtown location

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Joe's Shanghai located in Chinatown offers a much beter value and larger serving. Food is twice as good as well. The midtown location just doesn't have the appeal or value - but the steam soup buns are still amazing and a great luncheon spot.

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★★★☆☆

Joe's Shanghai located in Chinatown offers a much beter value and larger serving. Food is twice as good as well. The midtown location just doesn't have the appeal or value - but the steam soup buns are still amazing and a great luncheon spot.

Pros: Great Steam Buns, Large private room

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maybe I'm picky but I gave this place many chances and to be honest nothing is good here except for the steamed pork buns with crab meat.

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★★☆☆☆

maybe I'm picky but I gave this place many chances and to be honest nothing is good here except for the steamed pork buns with crab meat.

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I take it this is a place you either love or hate from all the reviews. the dumplings are good (crab meat preferred) but petshopgirl is correct, they are quite oily/greasy. but then again, almost all chinese food is oily/greasy. other dishes just ok. have gone a few times in flushing & chinatown, last time got montezuma's revenge - which is the last time for me. svc. is not their theme & their success belies the quality. SUM IT: If you have to try it, try it once. then you decide if you love it or hate it. but not worth the price. there are better shanghai eateries still not spoiled by success.

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★★★☆☆

I take it this is a place you either love or hate from all the reviews. the dumplings are good (crab meat preferred) but petshopgirl is correct, they are quite oily/greasy. but then again, almost all chinese food is oily/greasy. other dishes just ok. have gone a few times in flushing & chinatown, last time got montezuma's revenge - which is the last time for me. svc. is not their theme & their success belies the quality. SUM IT: If you have to try it, try it once. then you decide if you love it or hate it. but not worth the price. there are better shanghai eateries still not spoiled by success.

Pros: dumplings

Cons: other dishes so so, crowded, svc/price

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Good Food. Great Soup Dumplings, Red Bean Cakes, Turnip Cakes, Best General Tsao's Chicken, Pan fried noodles. Good Value. Best for a group - portions are big and meant for sharing. Queens (Elmhurst) location is never crowded, which is a BIG plus over the chinatown location.

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★★★★☆

Good Food. Great Soup Dumplings, Red Bean Cakes, Turnip Cakes, Best General Tsao's Chicken, Pan fried noodles. Good Value. Best for a group - portions are big and meant for sharing. Queens (Elmhurst) location is never crowded, which is a BIG plus over the chinatown location.

Pros: Good Food, Big Portions, Good for Groups

Cons: NYC locations crowded

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I can't believe this place has been rated anything higher than the greasiest chinese restaurant in small-town America. It's a shame that they're riding on a reputation that doesn't hold anymore. What a waste of time and money. Not for anyone with standards.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe this place has been rated anything higher than the greasiest chinese restaurant in small-town America. It's a shame that they're riding on a reputation that doesn't hold anymore. What a waste of time and money. Not for anyone with standards.

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Joe's Shanhai is one of those restaurants you go to despite the poor service. The food makes up for it, though the quality has fallen victim to it's success. Nowadays, the only thing we order there are the dumplings and the vegetarian "duck".

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★★★★☆

Joe's Shanhai is one of those restaurants you go to despite the poor service. The food makes up for it, though the quality has fallen victim to it's success. Nowadays, the only thing we order there are the dumplings and the vegetarian "duck".

Pros: Dumplings

Cons: Rude Staff

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Yes, the food was good before it got famous, but since they got well known, and opened other shops, their quality has dropped. It is overated by many ppl who don't know much about Chinese food.

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★★☆☆☆

Yes, the food was good before it got famous, but since they got well known, and opened other shops, their quality has dropped. It is overated by many ppl who don't know much about Chinese food.

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Have been a fan of Dim Sum for many years, but love the "steamed buns" here at Joe's. Nothing like them. I think they are the best that I have had so far.
And when not gorged on the buns, there is much to rave about on the regular menu.

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★★★★★

Have been a fan of Dim Sum for many years, but love the "steamed buns" here at Joe's. Nothing like them. I think they are the best that I have had so far.
And when not gorged on the buns, there is much to rave about on the regular menu.

Pros: wonderful buns, great value, fun

Cons: crowded, no credit cards, still no credit cards

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As a Chinese, I am ashamed to ever have eaten at Joe's Shanghai. If you've ever had REAL soup dumplings, you'll know that they are NOT oily and greasy and fat laden like the ones at Joe's. Instead, they are supposed to have a translucent almost paper-thin skin (not lumpy thick dough like Joe's), savory watery broth (not pools of oil like Joe's), and succulent flavor (not salt and sugared up for the American clientele). No wonder you see so many unassuming white people here! Joes' dumplings are the equivalent of chicken McNuggets--no real Chinese would be caught ever liking these.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a Chinese, I am ashamed to ever have eaten at Joe's Shanghai. If you've ever had REAL soup dumplings, you'll know that they are NOT oily and greasy and fat laden like the ones at Joe's. Instead, they are supposed to have a translucent almost paper-thin skin (not lumpy thick dough like Joe's), savory watery broth (not pools of oil like Joe's), and succulent flavor (not salt and sugared up for the American clientele). No wonder you see so many unassuming white people here! Joes' dumplings are the equivalent of chicken McNuggets--no real Chinese would be caught ever liking these.

Pros: cheap

Cons: fake chinese food, fatty and greasy, americanized

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This place never disappoints. As I cab it to Pell st., for the best soup dumplings in town, my mouth waters. It is a must that I have one of ea. kind (crab soup dumplings and pork soup dumplings) or I crave them for the rest of the day. As you bite into the dumpling the hot soup bursts orgasmicly in your mouth. The flavor is indescribeable and anyone who tries is a fool.
Other goodies are the shrimp noodle soup and crispy fried duckling.
The service is short and inattentive, but who goes to chinatown for either one?

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★★★★★

This place never disappoints. As I cab it to Pell st., for the best soup dumplings in town, my mouth waters. It is a must that I have one of ea. kind (crab soup dumplings and pork soup dumplings) or I crave them for the rest of the day. As you bite into the dumpling the hot soup bursts orgasmicly in your mouth. The flavor is indescribeable and anyone who tries is a fool.
Other goodies are the shrimp noodle soup and crispy fried duckling.
The service is short and inattentive, but who goes to chinatown for either one?

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Too crowded... same food in every Shanghai restaurant in Chinatown.

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★★★★☆

Too crowded... same food in every Shanghai restaurant in Chinatown.

Cons: CROWDED

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The dumplings were cold and the waiters were rude. Very dissapointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

The dumplings were cold and the waiters were rude. Very dissapointed.

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Small, crowded, but excellent food! It was worth the wait. Try the pork buns.

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★★★★☆

Small, crowded, but excellent food! It was worth the wait. Try the pork buns.

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In my view, the most important aspect to a good chinese restaurant is still the food. Although this is not the most attractive restaurant in terms of ambience, decor and service, it is by no means a shady restaurant. This respectable restaurant has some of the greatest Chinese dishes in the western hemisphere. The steamed dragon buns are second to NONE!!!!!

If you are looking to wine and dine that someone special in a chinese restaurant, this is probably not the place. Chin Chin's and Mr. K's are better choices. However, if you are looking to enjoy real authentic great chinese cuisine, this place definitely compares favorably to those expensive "traps".

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★★★★★

In my view, the most important aspect to a good chinese restaurant is still the food. Although this is not the most attractive restaurant in terms of ambience, decor and service, it is by no means a shady restaurant. This respectable restaurant has some of the greatest Chinese dishes in the western hemisphere. The steamed dragon buns are second to NONE!!!!!

If you are looking to wine and dine that someone special in a chinese restaurant, this is probably not the place. Chin Chin's and Mr. K's are better choices. However, if you are looking to enjoy real authentic great chinese cuisine, this place definitely compares favorably to those expensive "traps".

Pros: Great authentic food, Inexpensive

Cons: Decor, Crowded, Cash Only

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Joe's is quite an experience. Just look at all those people waiting outside to feat in an unadorned space of cramped shared tables? Why? Because the food is fantastic. Stick to Chinatown or Flushing locations and avoid Midtown.

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★★★★★

Joe's is quite an experience. Just look at all those people waiting outside to feat in an unadorned space of cramped shared tables? Why? Because the food is fantastic. Stick to Chinatown or Flushing locations and avoid Midtown.

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Real ShangHainese dishes! The best soup dumplings. They also provide a wide variety of authentic appetizers.

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★★★★★

Real ShangHainese dishes! The best soup dumplings. They also provide a wide variety of authentic appetizers.

Pros: food, inexpensive

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When it comes to Chinese food there is no comparison. Joe's Shanghai has the best dumplings I have ever tasted. It doesn't hurt that it's located right in the heart of Chinatown. This place is a must.

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★★★★★

When it comes to Chinese food there is no comparison. Joe's Shanghai has the best dumplings I have ever tasted. It doesn't hurt that it's located right in the heart of Chinatown. This place is a must.

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We haven't eaten here, only had the takeout, but it's the best & most reliable Chinese food in our neighborhood.

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★★★★★

We haven't eaten here, only had the takeout, but it's the best & most reliable Chinese food in our neighborhood.

Pros: inexpensive, sweet & sour chicken, brown rice

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If you want authenticity, go to Joe's Shanghai. This is a typical family-style restaurant where you share tables, the noise is astounding and the food comes piping hot and is absolutely delicious. This is the closest thing to a home-cooked meal I have found. Shun Lee Palace and other, more expensive, restaurants have nothing on Joe's. In fact, they tend to add more MSG and the atmostphere tends to be more stilted. It's worth the wait!

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★★★★★

If you want authenticity, go to Joe's Shanghai. This is a typical family-style restaurant where you share tables, the noise is astounding and the food comes piping hot and is absolutely delicious. This is the closest thing to a home-cooked meal I have found. Shun Lee Palace and other, more expensive, restaurants have nothing on Joe's. In fact, they tend to add more MSG and the atmostphere tends to be more stilted. It's worth the wait!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Price

Cons: Long Wait at Door

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The Chinatown location is a must go to! Packed tables at all hours but definitely worth the wait! The Sesame Chicken is to die for! Just go!

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★★★★★

The Chinatown location is a must go to! Packed tables at all hours but definitely worth the wait! The Sesame Chicken is to die for! Just go!

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The Best Soup Dumplings in the city.
My other favorites are vegetables with bean curd and fried rice cakes with pork.
Gotta try all of them!!!

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★★★★★

The Best Soup Dumplings in the city.
My other favorites are vegetables with bean curd and fried rice cakes with pork.
Gotta try all of them!!!

 

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