New Green Bo Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 66 Bayard St

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: nr. Mott St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-625-2359

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Daily 11am-12am

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Incredible food. Advised to go there by a cop at the WTC rebuild. Excellent food, great prices. Will be going back for sure

3
★★★★★

Incredible food. Advised to go there by a cop at the WTC rebuild. Excellent food, great prices. Will be going back for sure

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I love this place the food is the best ever!!! I have eating in some nice places, upscale places as well and not one can stand up to this one. Their fried pork dumpings are mouth watering; the peanut butter and scallion flavors awaken your taste buds right away. If you love great chinese at a reasonable price this is it. You may get a little discouraged from the decor which says nothing about the food; but trust me, you'll forget all about that. the fact that the batroom is way down stairs and its as big as a shoe box may make you want to have a bottle of sanitizer close buy. But over all this is my favorite place hands down, were going to pig out there this weekend forsure.

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★★★★★

I love this place the food is the best ever!!! I have eating in some nice places, upscale places as well and not one can stand up to this one. Their fried pork dumpings are mouth watering; the peanut butter and scallion flavors awaken your taste buds right away. If you love great chinese at a reasonable price this is it. You may get a little discouraged from the decor which says nothing about the food; but trust me, you'll forget all about that. the fact that the batroom is way down stairs and its as big as a shoe box may make you want to have a bottle of sanitizer close buy. But over all this is my favorite place hands down, were going to pig out there this weekend forsure.

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I live in Chinatown, so I've tried most of the food there. It's a mediocre restaurant for me. The rice cakes aren't that flavorful, and I'm not a big fan of their shaw lou bao. I've eaten many Shanghai restaurant, this one isn't that great or that bad. The place seems to be filled with tourists though, so they must really enjoy it. I prefer to eat at Joe's Shanghai.

1
★★★☆☆

I live in Chinatown, so I've tried most of the food there. It's a mediocre restaurant for me. The rice cakes aren't that flavorful, and I'm not a big fan of their shaw lou bao. I've eaten many Shanghai restaurant, this one isn't that great or that bad. The place seems to be filled with tourists though, so they must really enjoy it. I prefer to eat at Joe's Shanghai.

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The culture is interesting - Shared tables. You come in by yourself and they seat you with others.
The food is very tasty. I liked the pork dumplings a lot. They also had some unusual soups and bean dishes.
The fried fish I had was very tasty as well. The cold sesame noodles were also very nice.
I always take my friends and relatives from out of town there whenever they are in the city.

2
★★★★★

The culture is interesting - Shared tables. You come in by yourself and they seat you with others.
The food is very tasty. I liked the pork dumplings a lot. They also had some unusual soups and bean dishes.
The fried fish I had was very tasty as well. The cold sesame noodles were also very nice.
I always take my friends and relatives from out of town there whenever they are in the city.

Pros: Great food - Low prices - Definitely real china town chinese food

Cons: I went off my diet - the dining is casual so its fine for everyday but not a dress up place

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Considering that I am Chinese, the food here for me was disgusting. There was a bad drift of air that smelled like bad tomatoes from the kitchen. The service wasn't horrible. The sweet and sour soup was too sour and tasted like it has been sitting for a while. Highly not recommended.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Considering that I am Chinese, the food here for me was disgusting. There was a bad drift of air that smelled like bad tomatoes from the kitchen. The service wasn't horrible. The sweet and sour soup was too sour and tasted like it has been sitting for a while. Highly not recommended.

Pros: Cheap?

Cons: Food and atmosphere

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I mean really? Good scallion pancakes, good pork and scallion dumplings, good hot and sour soup, everything else on the menu is subpar chinese buffet quality tray warmed grease. I was so shocked to see this place ranked in the top ten we had to go back and lo and behold it disappointed once again. Not only is the food quality extremely low and tasteless, the restaurant os so dismal and depressing, it's a wonder more people don't walk out on sight. The mint green walls and idle staff are ample forewarning of the meal ahead. The general's chicken was greasy and cold, the soup dumplings bland and mushy, the beef Chowf Fun and chewy greasy mess, beef and broccoli was tough and stringy. The staff here is so terse and inconsiderate, but who would blame them with such ignorant customers. What's more shocking is that with so many great restaurants such a short jaunt away like Peking Duck House or Hop Lee or Grand Sichuan that people would subject themselves to such mediocrity. As someone who has eaten at many of the restaurants in chinatown and some of the more notorious haunts in midtown, uws and ues, i have to say this is one of the restaurants to put at the bottom of the list. I might almost recommend you try it just to see how erroneous this rating is. Nice Green Bo, LMAO! HA!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I mean really? Good scallion pancakes, good pork and scallion dumplings, good hot and sour soup, everything else on the menu is subpar chinese buffet quality tray warmed grease. I was so shocked to see this place ranked in the top ten we had to go back and lo and behold it disappointed once again. Not only is the food quality extremely low and tasteless, the restaurant os so dismal and depressing, it's a wonder more people don't walk out on sight. The mint green walls and idle staff are ample forewarning of the meal ahead. The general's chicken was greasy and cold, the soup dumplings bland and mushy, the beef Chowf Fun and chewy greasy mess, beef and broccoli was tough and stringy. The staff here is so terse and inconsiderate, but who would blame them with such ignorant customers. What's more shocking is that with so many great restaurants such a short jaunt away like Peking Duck House or Hop Lee or Grand Sichuan that people would subject themselves to such mediocrity. As someone who has eaten at many of the restaurants in chinatown and some of the more notorious haunts in midtown, uws and ues, i have to say this is one of the restaurants to put at the bottom of the list. I might almost recommend you try it just to see how erroneous this rating is. Nice Green Bo, LMAO! HA!

Pros: Uh, it's cheap, it's near other good restaurants.

Cons: Poor food, poor service, depressive atmosphere.

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I use to love this place. My family has been eating there for at least 5+ years. My last experience was miserable. I will say the food usually is fast an excellent. This time the dish that typically took 30 minutes to come out (peking duck) was the first to come out. The other dishes, chicken and broculli and broculli and garlic sauce came out later. As the waiter started to prepare the peking duck wraps at the table he knocked a can of soda onto my wife. As those at the table were scrambling for napkins, he continued to prepare the meal. I asked him to stop and get a towel and napkins. Instead of stopping, he continued to prepare the duck wraps and yelled to someone else to get them, they came back with 4 napkins. He never replaced the soda. The rest of the food came and was subpar compared to where is has been in the past. It has gone down hill over the years. At the end of the meal the bill was $70, in the past we had never had a bill more then $50 and we order the same food. We asked for an explaination and wasn't given one. They billed us for the soda as well. We did not tipped well because of the extremely poor service. As we were outside the waiter came out and yelled at us for the lack of tip.

Poor food, poorer service. I would not recommend this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I use to love this place. My family has been eating there for at least 5+ years. My last experience was miserable. I will say the food usually is fast an excellent. This time the dish that typically took 30 minutes to come out (peking duck) was the first to come out. The other dishes, chicken and broculli and broculli and garlic sauce came out later. As the waiter started to prepare the peking duck wraps at the table he knocked a can of soda onto my wife. As those at the table were scrambling for napkins, he continued to prepare the meal. I asked him to stop and get a towel and napkins. Instead of stopping, he continued to prepare the duck wraps and yelled to someone else to get them, they came back with 4 napkins. He never replaced the soda. The rest of the food came and was subpar compared to where is has been in the past. It has gone down hill over the years. At the end of the meal the bill was $70, in the past we had never had a bill more then $50 and we order the same food. We asked for an explaination and wasn't given one. They billed us for the soda as well. We did not tipped well because of the extremely poor service. As we were outside the waiter came out and yelled at us for the lack of tip.

Poor food, poorer service. I would not recommend this place.

Pros: Cheap food

Cons: Long wait, poor service, small restaurant

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The waiters are a bit rude. We traveled all the way from Chicago to try good food. We go to them just based on reviews we've seen. But they are way over-rated. We ordered the dumplings just to try how it taste, before we order more. We don't want to waste our appetite on average food. If it does not taste good enough, we will go to another restaurant. The waiters keep on pushing us to order more, and looks at us with a skeptical eye. "That's it? That's it?" He kept on saying. We were really disappointed when the dumplings were served. They were small, and rather dry. If you are serious about good food and dumplings, I highly recommend the Joe's Shanghai in the Pell St, just the next street down. I think Green Bo is OK, but not as good as they advertise to be.

1
★★★☆☆

The waiters are a bit rude. We traveled all the way from Chicago to try good food. We go to them just based on reviews we've seen. But they are way over-rated. We ordered the dumplings just to try how it taste, before we order more. We don't want to waste our appetite on average food. If it does not taste good enough, we will go to another restaurant. The waiters keep on pushing us to order more, and looks at us with a skeptical eye. "That's it? That's it?" He kept on saying. We were really disappointed when the dumplings were served. They were small, and rather dry. If you are serious about good food and dumplings, I highly recommend the Joe's Shanghai in the Pell St, just the next street down. I think Green Bo is OK, but not as good as they advertise to be.

Pros: average food

Cons: bad service

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I would give this restaurant less stars if I could. My friend who lives in the area went there and recommended their shanghai noodles. Upon entering, the first sign that the food would be sub-par was how the locals avoided it like the plague but it was loved by tourists and visitors. I ordered some chicken chow mein which wasn't bad, HOWEVER, before my party and I finished our meal, they slapped the check down, and started clearing our table before we were even finished! If that wasn't bad enough, they ushered in the next party (a group of tourists) and had them stand behind our table. I was finished with my meal, but my friends were still working on theirs. Then the owner, I believe it is the woman from Shanghai, STOOD IN FRONT OF OUR TABLE, GLARING AT US. I mean, literally she was pressed against the edge of our table leering down at us for a few minutes, basically signaling in not so many words, that we should pack up our food and go. It was so incredibly rude. I will never go here again, and I will tell every one I know to avoid this place unless they want to be disrespected. There is nothing "NICE" about Nice Green Bo.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I would give this restaurant less stars if I could. My friend who lives in the area went there and recommended their shanghai noodles. Upon entering, the first sign that the food would be sub-par was how the locals avoided it like the plague but it was loved by tourists and visitors. I ordered some chicken chow mein which wasn't bad, HOWEVER, before my party and I finished our meal, they slapped the check down, and started clearing our table before we were even finished! If that wasn't bad enough, they ushered in the next party (a group of tourists) and had them stand behind our table. I was finished with my meal, but my friends were still working on theirs. Then the owner, I believe it is the woman from Shanghai, STOOD IN FRONT OF OUR TABLE, GLARING AT US. I mean, literally she was pressed against the edge of our table leering down at us for a few minutes, basically signaling in not so many words, that we should pack up our food and go. It was so incredibly rude. I will never go here again, and I will tell every one I know to avoid this place unless they want to be disrespected. There is nothing "NICE" about Nice Green Bo.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude service, horrible treatment of the locals.

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My husband and I used to go to this restaurant all of the time, back when it was called "NEW" Green Bo. It was amazing, espeically the soup dumplings, which would ooze delicious "pork soup" when you bit into them. All other dishes we would order were equally amazing.
After a 6 month period of not having visited Nice Green Bo (as it is now called), we were completely disappointed. We are hoping that they were just having an off night, since we loved this place so much and made it a legend amongst all of our friends and relatives, who we would frequently take with us. The soup dumplings were completely dry, and the meat was grainy, and just not tasty at all. We also ordered the chicken with peanuts, which we used to love, and it tasted like old dishwater. We really are praying that this was just a off night and not a new chef or new ownership, because we would miss our old favorite Chinese restaurant.

1
★★☆☆☆

My husband and I used to go to this restaurant all of the time, back when it was called "NEW" Green Bo. It was amazing, espeically the soup dumplings, which would ooze delicious "pork soup" when you bit into them. All other dishes we would order were equally amazing.
After a 6 month period of not having visited Nice Green Bo (as it is now called), we were completely disappointed. We are hoping that they were just having an off night, since we loved this place so much and made it a legend amongst all of our friends and relatives, who we would frequently take with us. The soup dumplings were completely dry, and the meat was grainy, and just not tasty at all. We also ordered the chicken with peanuts, which we used to love, and it tasted like old dishwater. We really are praying that this was just a off night and not a new chef or new ownership, because we would miss our old favorite Chinese restaurant.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: used to be good, new ownership?

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I love Green Bo for its quick service, soup dumplings, low prices, large portions. This is a great place for people like me who need to eat and don't have a lot of money or patience.

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★★★★★

I love Green Bo for its quick service, soup dumplings, low prices, large portions. This is a great place for people like me who need to eat and don't have a lot of money or patience.

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This place has great dumplings and big portions. I eat here more than any other restaurant in manhattan because the dumplings are that good. The prices are very reasonable and service is fast. This is not the type of place you go with 5 or more friends. This is not the type of place where the server kisses your a s s. The place is really small and many times you will be seated at a table with other customers. I've only been here once that it wasn't busy lunch dinner or in between. As for the other reviews complaining about the cleanliness get over it. You wouldn't eat anything if u saw how it's really made. Besides this is new york city r a t s are everywhere and have you walked around chinatown before? not that clean but is one of the best parts of the city. I do admit the bathroom looks like something from a horror film. Overall I highly recommend eating here. Save room for the ice cream across the street. It's really good and fresh.

2
★★★★☆

This place has great dumplings and big portions. I eat here more than any other restaurant in manhattan because the dumplings are that good. The prices are very reasonable and service is fast. This is not the type of place you go with 5 or more friends. This is not the type of place where the server kisses your a s s. The place is really small and many times you will be seated at a table with other customers. I've only been here once that it wasn't busy lunch dinner or in between. As for the other reviews complaining about the cleanliness get over it. You wouldn't eat anything if u saw how it's really made. Besides this is new york city r a t s are everywhere and have you walked around chinatown before? not that clean but is one of the best parts of the city. I do admit the bathroom looks like something from a horror film. Overall I highly recommend eating here. Save room for the ice cream across the street. It's really good and fresh.

Pros: amazing dumplings

Cons: don't go to the bathroom

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New Green Bo is a small restaurant located in China Town. The service was quick and the location was nice. The prices are more than fair. I stopped by for a quick snack to try their famous dumplings. It was ok, but not great. However, they have been rated very high by other reviewers, so I would be willing to give it another chance.

3
★★★☆☆

New Green Bo is a small restaurant located in China Town. The service was quick and the location was nice. The prices are more than fair. I stopped by for a quick snack to try their famous dumplings. It was ok, but not great. However, they have been rated very high by other reviewers, so I would be willing to give it another chance.

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Hey, if you're a broke college student hoping to get some good cheap chinese, def go to Green Bo. I love their Mapo Tofu! And their sholompo (water beef dumplings). Yes it's crowded, so grab some friends, and make it even more crowded!

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★★★★☆

Hey, if you're a broke college student hoping to get some good cheap chinese, def go to Green Bo. I love their Mapo Tofu! And their sholompo (water beef dumplings). Yes it's crowded, so grab some friends, and make it even more crowded!

Pros: The food, the prices (check the back, that's where the cheap meals are)

Cons: The crowd

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The portions here are pretty big, it's moderately priced for Chinese. Dumplings are great!

2
★★★★☆

The portions here are pretty big, it's moderately priced for Chinese. Dumplings are great!

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I have been coming to this restaurant for years and food had been always good. Today I was there with my family and .......everything we tasted today was disappointment. What happened? Chef has changed? Food didn't taste fresh, rather stale. I feel like I wasted time and money. Such a disappointment.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and food had been always good. Today I was there with my family and .......everything we tasted today was disappointment. What happened? Chef has changed? Food didn't taste fresh, rather stale. I feel like I wasted time and money. Such a disappointment.

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I used to go to new Green Bo regularly (at least once a week) for their wonderful crab and pork tiny buns. Everything else on the menu is way above average as well. One afternoon, while waiting for my takeout order, one of the cooks came out from the kitchen handling frozen dumpling with his bare hands. To make things worse, his fingernails were about 2 inches long and chock full of crust. I haven't been back there since. I don't care how good the food is, i don't need food p0is0ning. YUCK!!!

1
★★★☆☆

I used to go to new Green Bo regularly (at least once a week) for their wonderful crab and pork tiny buns. Everything else on the menu is way above average as well. One afternoon, while waiting for my takeout order, one of the cooks came out from the kitchen handling frozen dumpling with his bare hands. To make things worse, his fingernails were about 2 inches long and chock full of crust. I haven't been back there since. I don't care how good the food is, i don't need food p0is0ning. YUCK!!!

Pros: Amazing tiny buns.

Cons: You could die!!!

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Went there the other day with friends (5 of us) for lunch. We all wanted to try the dumpling with soup, so we decided to meet up in Green Bo. It's not that many ppl in there so we got seated right away, but feeling they are a bit rush. Anyway, we finally got the waitress attention, I ordered my dish and she walked away without taking my friends order, I mean c'mon is it really that of a rush?! Remind you that no one is waiting for table. The dish is okay, the scallon pancake were oily and the soup dumpling were not that impressive. Our dishes was throw on the table instead of put it ON the table slowly. We asked for more napkins, because my friend accidently spilled his tea. The waiter said "didn't I just gave you 3 Napkins?!" OMG this CHEAP place with nasty customer service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think at that point I had it with them. I will never go back and will not recomment anyone of my friends going there. I love how they throw our cookies on a dirty plate with the check! At the end she asked us if we want the cookies and we all don't want it so she bought it to another table with all the dirty sauce on it EW!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went there the other day with friends (5 of us) for lunch. We all wanted to try the dumpling with soup, so we decided to meet up in Green Bo. It's not that many ppl in there so we got seated right away, but feeling they are a bit rush. Anyway, we finally got the waitress attention, I ordered my dish and she walked away without taking my friends order, I mean c'mon is it really that of a rush?! Remind you that no one is waiting for table. The dish is okay, the scallon pancake were oily and the soup dumpling were not that impressive. Our dishes was throw on the table instead of put it ON the table slowly. We asked for more napkins, because my friend accidently spilled his tea. The waiter said "didn't I just gave you 3 Napkins?!" OMG this CHEAP place with nasty customer service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think at that point I had it with them. I will never go back and will not recomment anyone of my friends going there. I love how they throw our cookies on a dirty plate with the check! At the end she asked us if we want the cookies and we all don't want it so she bought it to another table with all the dirty sauce on it EW!

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Sure its small, but its quaint and features some of the best neighborhood Shanghainese I've had in Chinatown. The soup dumplings are very good, not quite as big as some of the other places in the area, but still with a very smooth dumpling shell nonetheless. The noodle dishes have been consistently good and full of flavor and their scallion pancake is very crispy without too much grease. Service has been a bit rushed at times as a result of their immense popularity. The prices are worth the hassle of waiting and can feed an army of folks for just a few dollars.

2
★★★★☆

Sure its small, but its quaint and features some of the best neighborhood Shanghainese I've had in Chinatown. The soup dumplings are very good, not quite as big as some of the other places in the area, but still with a very smooth dumpling shell nonetheless. The noodle dishes have been consistently good and full of flavor and their scallion pancake is very crispy without too much grease. Service has been a bit rushed at times as a result of their immense popularity. The prices are worth the hassle of waiting and can feed an army of folks for just a few dollars.

Pros: Prices, Food, Service

Cons: Crowded, Small

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If you want value and great food come here. In the heart of Chinatown. It's usually packed so you may have to wait for a table but it's worth it. Soup dumplings are comparable to Joe Shanghai's. Prices are unbeatable. Standard Chinese Food. The owner is really nice and if you're a regular she'll remember you. Quick service.

2
★★★★★

If you want value and great food come here. In the heart of Chinatown. It's usually packed so you may have to wait for a table but it's worth it. Soup dumplings are comparable to Joe Shanghai's. Prices are unbeatable. Standard Chinese Food. The owner is really nice and if you're a regular she'll remember you. Quick service.

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I really enjoy the food but what chinese food restaurant does not deliver. Who do they think they are, not delivering. The restaurant is not in a convenient area so I never go there. Please DELIVER!!!!!!!

2
★★★★☆

I really enjoy the food but what chinese food restaurant does not deliver. Who do they think they are, not delivering. The restaurant is not in a convenient area so I never go there. Please DELIVER!!!!!!!

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I visit New Green Bo when I have money or when I am broke. I recommend the jelly fish, drunken chicken and the soupy dumplings, certainly the stir fry blue crab. The food is so cheap and the waiters are nice. Of course, it is crowded but who cares. Authentic Shanghai style and I cannot recommend a better Shanghai place in New York.

2
★★★★★

I visit New Green Bo when I have money or when I am broke. I recommend the jelly fish, drunken chicken and the soupy dumplings, certainly the stir fry blue crab. The food is so cheap and the waiters are nice. Of course, it is crowded but who cares. Authentic Shanghai style and I cannot recommend a better Shanghai place in New York.

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So the place is usually pack full of people. Magazines articles and newspaper prints all stick onto the glass window tells you how tasty their stuff is. I only enjoy the buns they steam there but many people thinks it's tasty. Though from my experence the service was bad. I had ate there many times. So one day the women had the nerve to tell me that she's out of certain food when it's just right behind her. She don't even bother with the takeouts sometimes. Ever since that, I'm not going back no more.

1
★★★☆☆

So the place is usually pack full of people. Magazines articles and newspaper prints all stick onto the glass window tells you how tasty their stuff is. I only enjoy the buns they steam there but many people thinks it's tasty. Though from my experence the service was bad. I had ate there many times. So one day the women had the nerve to tell me that she's out of certain food when it's just right behind her. She don't even bother with the takeouts sometimes. Ever since that, I'm not going back no more.

Pros: Tasty buns

Cons: Ignoring customers

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One of the more authentic Shanghainese restaurants in the US & definitely the best in Manhattan Chinatown. Was reading other reviews and thought -- if all you order is chow fun then of course it's greasy and awful (and not even Shanghainese) ... agreed, the ambience is lacking. But the traditional items -- yellow eel, eggplant, mock chicken/duck, fried juicy buns, etc. (which most tourists don't order) -- are prepared with traditional flavor, harboring a semi-sweet, juicy taste. Yeah Shanghai is also great but not quite as good -- they use the same amount of salt but without sweetness to balance out. Lived in Shanghai most of my life and thought the food was comparable to the flagship Green Bo restaurant there.

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★★★★☆

One of the more authentic Shanghainese restaurants in the US & definitely the best in Manhattan Chinatown. Was reading other reviews and thought -- if all you order is chow fun then of course it's greasy and awful (and not even Shanghainese) ... agreed, the ambience is lacking. But the traditional items -- yellow eel, eggplant, mock chicken/duck, fried juicy buns, etc. (which most tourists don't order) -- are prepared with traditional flavor, harboring a semi-sweet, juicy taste. Yeah Shanghai is also great but not quite as good -- they use the same amount of salt but without sweetness to balance out. Lived in Shanghai most of my life and thought the food was comparable to the flagship Green Bo restaurant there.

Pros: Food, Value, Efficiency

Cons: Decor, Service

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From the moment I tasted the soup dumplings I was hooked!! They are soooo tasty! Haven't found better dumplings anywhere else in NYC. You have to give it a try ! Don't let the ambiance of this place fool you, the food is far better than many pricey establishments. The Ginger beef is so delectable! Chicken with Mixed vegetables is an explosion of flavor, many great spicy dishes too. I have tried many things from the menu and have never been disappointed, everything is always delicious ! And it won't put a dent in your wallet ( also when you are done with dinner go across the street to the Chinatown Ice Cream factory for dessert !!)

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★★★★★

From the moment I tasted the soup dumplings I was hooked!! They are soooo tasty! Haven't found better dumplings anywhere else in NYC. You have to give it a try ! Don't let the ambiance of this place fool you, the food is far better than many pricey establishments. The Ginger beef is so delectable! Chicken with Mixed vegetables is an explosion of flavor, many great spicy dishes too. I have tried many things from the menu and have never been disappointed, everything is always delicious ! And it won't put a dent in your wallet ( also when you are done with dinner go across the street to the Chinatown Ice Cream factory for dessert !!)

Pros: Dumplings, Food, Price

Cons: Nothing

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Okay, so I never write but there doesn't seem to fair balance of positive to negative reviews concerning Green Bo and it's time to speak up - I live in Chinatown. I live on the street this place is on. I understand the area and folks you need not come here for the romantic, alluring ambiance or the five star service featuring a sommlier and a complicated maze of captain and back waiters - you come for the authentic foods, the tastes, the experiance. And the soup bombs here, lovingly called Pork Dumplings with Soup (ha!) are an experiance. Wonton dough filled with gently steamed and seasoned pork are common but add this amazing soup to the wonton, seal it and serve it steaming hot and the dumpling becomes new again...this place is amazing for those dumplings alone but try the wine chicken and the scallion pancakes as well.

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★★★★★

Okay, so I never write but there doesn't seem to fair balance of positive to negative reviews concerning Green Bo and it's time to speak up - I live in Chinatown. I live on the street this place is on. I understand the area and folks you need not come here for the romantic, alluring ambiance or the five star service featuring a sommlier and a complicated maze of captain and back waiters - you come for the authentic foods, the tastes, the experiance. And the soup bombs here, lovingly called Pork Dumplings with Soup (ha!) are an experiance. Wonton dough filled with gently steamed and seasoned pork are common but add this amazing soup to the wonton, seal it and serve it steaming hot and the dumpling becomes new again...this place is amazing for those dumplings alone but try the wine chicken and the scallion pancakes as well.

Pros: Soup Bombs!, Cold Dishes, Clean and Efficient

Cons: No ambiance, whatever

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i think this place could use a lil decor in the restaurant since the food is not really all that to begin with...tastes like any other chinese food in chinatown to me!! and the chinese broccoli? no flavor!! how hard is it to stir fry chinese broccoli and yet gave it no seasonings what so ever!! hmm...and who is this person that wrote the editorial review above? their review does not do any kind of justice whatsoever...

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★★☆☆☆

i think this place could use a lil decor in the restaurant since the food is not really all that to begin with...tastes like any other chinese food in chinatown to me!! and the chinese broccoli? no flavor!! how hard is it to stir fry chinese broccoli and yet gave it no seasonings what so ever!! hmm...and who is this person that wrote the editorial review above? their review does not do any kind of justice whatsoever...

Pros: fast service

Cons: no flavor, same as other places

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This restaurant was way overhyped. My chow fun and "chow see" was really bland and oily. Okay-i don't mind the oily part (cause most are cooked that way) but it was way too bland. The scallion pancakes and fried dumplings were nothing out of the ordinary.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant was way overhyped. My chow fun and "chow see" was really bland and oily. Okay-i don't mind the oily part (cause most are cooked that way) but it was way too bland. The scallion pancakes and fried dumplings were nothing out of the ordinary.

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I've been coming to Green Bo since they've opened. I eat their at least twice a week.
I see this place has some mixed reviews from this site, but I know for a fact that this place has quite a cult following.

I think it's a great meal at a great value. A lot of the other places are overhyped with food that isn't that great. You know the food here is always fresh because their lines are always out the door.

I also love how I can get lychee ice cream directly across the street after my meal. Lychee ice cream is the perfect thing after eating the Su Long Bow at Green Bo. Also try their hot and sour soup and scallion pancakes.

2
★★★★★

I've been coming to Green Bo since they've opened. I eat their at least twice a week.
I see this place has some mixed reviews from this site, but I know for a fact that this place has quite a cult following.

I think it's a great meal at a great value. A lot of the other places are overhyped with food that isn't that great. You know the food here is always fresh because their lines are always out the door.

I also love how I can get lychee ice cream directly across the street after my meal. Lychee ice cream is the perfect thing after eating the Su Long Bow at Green Bo. Also try their hot and sour soup and scallion pancakes.

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Excellent dumplings. Standard dishes available is most Chinese restaurants, such as Sesame Chicken, were distintively prepared and flavorful. I also had the chance to try some unusual items, like jellied jellyfish and crispy eel. Terrific portions and a great value.

2
★★★★★

Excellent dumplings. Standard dishes available is most Chinese restaurants, such as Sesame Chicken, were distintively prepared and flavorful. I also had the chance to try some unusual items, like jellied jellyfish and crispy eel. Terrific portions and a great value.

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While there are some Shanghainese dishes on the menu, go to Yeah Shanghai or Shanghai Cuisine (Bayard?) for more authentic Shanghai dishes (Drunk chicken, eel dishes, stir fried rice cakes, braised pork shoulder...).

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★★★☆☆

While there are some Shanghainese dishes on the menu, go to Yeah Shanghai or Shanghai Cuisine (Bayard?) for more authentic Shanghai dishes (Drunk chicken, eel dishes, stir fried rice cakes, braised pork shoulder...).

Pros: cheap, dumplings

Cons: , overrated

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Went to the restaurant based on many favorable reviews. This is NOT authentic Shanghai cuisine. It's not even good basic Chinese food.

There are no Chinese customers in this restaurant, but many tourists. That should be glaring warning to stay away.

Many Chinese restaurants will import a top chef to open the restaurant, working the first 6 months to a year to build up hype. This was probably the case here.

Everything we had was bland, over soy sauced and swimming in oil. The price was very low and the service was harried. The soup dumplings were quite ordinary.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went to the restaurant based on many favorable reviews. This is NOT authentic Shanghai cuisine. It's not even good basic Chinese food.

There are no Chinese customers in this restaurant, but many tourists. That should be glaring warning to stay away.

Many Chinese restaurants will import a top chef to open the restaurant, working the first 6 months to a year to build up hype. This was probably the case here.

Everything we had was bland, over soy sauced and swimming in oil. The price was very low and the service was harried. The soup dumplings were quite ordinary.

Pros: cheap and filling

Cons: , strip mall Chinese

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An incredible meal...probably the best Chinese food I have ever had. The restaurant is a little cramped itself, but once one encounters the food, they are lifted into heaven. Try the Yellowtail tempura, soup dumplings, and hot and sour soup...all fantastic.

2
★★★★★

An incredible meal...probably the best Chinese food I have ever had. The restaurant is a little cramped itself, but once one encounters the food, they are lifted into heaven. Try the Yellowtail tempura, soup dumplings, and hot and sour soup...all fantastic.

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I think people have mixed things up about this place. This is how its is: If you are a sucker for Shanghai cuisine (for some odd reason), down on your luck and strapped for cash, slim and agile, without a credit card, not culinary spoiled THEN this cramped, noisy, low-life place is for you. Honestly it is. Don't miss it. You'll enjoy it have it's great value for you. For us others, we can get great Dim Sum just around the corner. Don't waste you're time otherwise.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I think people have mixed things up about this place. This is how its is: If you are a sucker for Shanghai cuisine (for some odd reason), down on your luck and strapped for cash, slim and agile, without a credit card, not culinary spoiled THEN this cramped, noisy, low-life place is for you. Honestly it is. Don't miss it. You'll enjoy it have it's great value for you. For us others, we can get great Dim Sum just around the corner. Don't waste you're time otherwise.

Pros: Value for money, Get real close, Mix with new people

Cons: , Mediocre food, Warm and noisy

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having grown up with fantastic shanghaiese food, i was excited to give ngb a try. completely disappointing experience--traditional regional dishes have been completely modified to suit the american palate. i am bewildered at why this restaurant continues to get such consistently good reviews.

0
★☆☆☆☆

having grown up with fantastic shanghaiese food, i was excited to give ngb a try. completely disappointing experience--traditional regional dishes have been completely modified to suit the american palate. i am bewildered at why this restaurant continues to get such consistently good reviews.

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Good tourist intro to Chinatown food. Our group of 8 was crowded, but received good service and very good food - I'm sure not truly "authentic" Shanghi-nese, but good just the same. A number of items were 'sold out' but still many so dishes to choose from - definately try the scallion pancake and any of the dumplings. We had 3 kinds of dumplings, lo mein, chow fun, fried rice and beef with Chinese cabbage over rice. (Opt for dessert at Chinatown Ice Cream factory across the street !!)

2
★★★★☆

Good tourist intro to Chinatown food. Our group of 8 was crowded, but received good service and very good food - I'm sure not truly "authentic" Shanghi-nese, but good just the same. A number of items were 'sold out' but still many so dishes to choose from - definately try the scallion pancake and any of the dumplings. We had 3 kinds of dumplings, lo mein, chow fun, fried rice and beef with Chinese cabbage over rice. (Opt for dessert at Chinatown Ice Cream factory across the street !!)

Pros: numerous choices, tolerant of tourists

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This place is great! The food is not Shanghainese (I have spent time in Shanghai and I don't like Shanghainese food which tends to be sweet and delicate.) I don't care too much for the dumplings either, but I dream of their three pepper beef...and their fried rice and some of their other dishes are tasty and yummy. The decor and Service...it's Chinatown! Exactly what you should expect for cheapo prices.

2
★★★★★

This place is great! The food is not Shanghainese (I have spent time in Shanghai and I don't like Shanghainese food which tends to be sweet and delicate.) I don't care too much for the dumplings either, but I dream of their three pepper beef...and their fried rice and some of their other dishes are tasty and yummy. The decor and Service...it's Chinatown! Exactly what you should expect for cheapo prices.

Pros: yummy, cheap

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I must say I enjoyed their soup dumplings more than Joe's,but the other dishes were disappointing. Joe's still serves up the BEST Shanghai Noodles in town, NGB's were flavorless. But, NGB did have delicious pan fried noodles. The rest of our entrees were bland at best. The sauteed baby shrimp was corn starchy, salty, and gelatinized and the dried sauteed string beans were not dried at all, but fresh with not even a hint of sauce or garlic. So, if you are going the dumpling route I say eat at NGB, for everything else, Joe's is still a better choice. NGB was cheaper though.

1
★★★☆☆

I must say I enjoyed their soup dumplings more than Joe's,but the other dishes were disappointing. Joe's still serves up the BEST Shanghai Noodles in town, NGB's were flavorless. But, NGB did have delicious pan fried noodles. The rest of our entrees were bland at best. The sauteed baby shrimp was corn starchy, salty, and gelatinized and the dried sauteed string beans were not dried at all, but fresh with not even a hint of sauce or garlic. So, if you are going the dumpling route I say eat at NGB, for everything else, Joe's is still a better choice. NGB was cheaper though.

Pros: Soup Dumplings, Pan Fried Noodles, Cheaper than Joe's

Cons: Tiny, Entrees Bland

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This is hands-down my family's favorite chinese food. We ga roughly 4 times a year (living in the far norther suburbs), but are always recognized and treated great. The owners are VERY kid-friendly, moving families with little-ones to the front of the line (discretely). The food is fantastic and plentiful. Their fried pork dumplings alone are worth the trip. To summarize - this gem spoiled my family for our favorite San Francisco / Chinatown reataurant!

2
★★★★★

This is hands-down my family's favorite chinese food. We ga roughly 4 times a year (living in the far norther suburbs), but are always recognized and treated great. The owners are VERY kid-friendly, moving families with little-ones to the front of the line (discretely). The food is fantastic and plentiful. Their fried pork dumplings alone are worth the trip. To summarize - this gem spoiled my family for our favorite San Francisco / Chinatown reataurant!

Pros: Service, food, quantity

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Out of everything before noon and what was available was not good. Among other things, the dumplings and buns were little bags of grease. Yes, it's cheap, but still not worth the price. Definitely up to the high ratings this site gave it.

1
★★☆☆☆

Out of everything before noon and what was available was not good. Among other things, the dumplings and buns were little bags of grease. Yes, it's cheap, but still not worth the price. Definitely up to the high ratings this site gave it.

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Obviously the previous ratings are all over the place and at either extreme. I can only say that the soup dumplings are almost as good as Joe's Shanghai and some dishes I had (like Eight Spice appetizer) were tasty while others (Shanghai style Shumai) were less so. I am not from Shanghai, but the criticism that the staff is not is unfair, since no matter what style of food prepared in Chinatown, most of the staff is always Cantonese, whether the restaurant be Malaysian or Szechuan.

2
★★★★☆

Obviously the previous ratings are all over the place and at either extreme. I can only say that the soup dumplings are almost as good as Joe's Shanghai and some dishes I had (like Eight Spice appetizer) were tasty while others (Shanghai style Shumai) were less so. I am not from Shanghai, but the criticism that the staff is not is unfair, since no matter what style of food prepared in Chinatown, most of the staff is always Cantonese, whether the restaurant be Malaysian or Szechuan.

Pros: food, cost, service

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Anyone thinking this is authentic Shanghai taste is sorely mistaken. All dishes have been adjusted for American preferences (bland, missing spices and "wok heat"). Look inside, where are all the Chinese customers? Place appear busiers than usual because there are fewer than 10 tables. Even Joe's Shanghai taste better!
Highly praised steamed pork buns have inconsistent taste.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Anyone thinking this is authentic Shanghai taste is sorely mistaken. All dishes have been adjusted for American preferences (bland, missing spices and "wok heat"). Look inside, where are all the Chinese customers? Place appear busiers than usual because there are fewer than 10 tables. Even Joe's Shanghai taste better!
Highly praised steamed pork buns have inconsistent taste.

Cons: Crowded, Bland, Greasy

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You can watch your noodles being made before you eat them. Freshest Chinese noodles. Tasty food. You must pay with cash, but you won't need much. Best prices. Don't go for ambiance. Go and enjoy the food and have a good time.

2
★★★★★

You can watch your noodles being made before you eat them. Freshest Chinese noodles. Tasty food. You must pay with cash, but you won't need much. Best prices. Don't go for ambiance. Go and enjoy the food and have a good time.

Pros: Best value, Fresh food

Cons: Cash only

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looking for great chinese food? well, go to green bo. it's a bit ghetto, but the food is amazing. make sure you get the soup dumplings. they make it right when you order it, so it's fresh. much better than joe shanghai's and much cheaper too. the thing to get is the "over rice" dishes which are about 3.50-4 bucks each.

two thumbs up!

2
★★★★★

looking for great chinese food? well, go to green bo. it's a bit ghetto, but the food is amazing. make sure you get the soup dumplings. they make it right when you order it, so it's fresh. much better than joe shanghai's and much cheaper too. the thing to get is the "over rice" dishes which are about 3.50-4 bucks each.

two thumbs up!

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Clearly there is a reason for the popularity - I got there at 6:30 and for the next hour and a half, there was a line out the door of people waiting to get seated. The waiters were very friendly. They seemd to circulate through pretty quickly, and were the most diverse crowd I have seen in a New York res, EVER. Everything we had, especially the appetizers, was fantastic and the portions were huge.

2
★★★★★

Clearly there is a reason for the popularity - I got there at 6:30 and for the next hour and a half, there was a line out the door of people waiting to get seated. The waiters were very friendly. They seemd to circulate through pretty quickly, and were the most diverse crowd I have seen in a New York res, EVER. Everything we had, especially the appetizers, was fantastic and the portions were huge.

Pros: great food, big portions, good value

Cons: you might have to wai

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My wife is from Shanghai. In chinatown usually choose to eat at Green Bo - especially the cold appetizer menu. The whole fish is delicious and the portions are generous. Occasionally the food is a miss.

2
★★★★★

My wife is from Shanghai. In chinatown usually choose to eat at Green Bo - especially the cold appetizer menu. The whole fish is delicious and the portions are generous. Occasionally the food is a miss.

Pros: Inexpensive, generous helpings

Cons: crowded

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Although you may have to wait and the service is probably hit or miss, don't miss out on the food - - it is so tasty! I'm not sure where the others with the lessor reviews ate, but this place serves delicious food at ridiculously low prices. The food is well worth any hassles you will incur.

2
★★★★★

Although you may have to wait and the service is probably hit or miss, don't miss out on the food - - it is so tasty! I'm not sure where the others with the lessor reviews ate, but this place serves delicious food at ridiculously low prices. The food is well worth any hassles you will incur.

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It's NOT the most authentic Shanghai in Chinatown. Does the Citysearch reviewer actually know enough to be able to say that or has s/he been listening to clueless self-styled foodie types who for some reason have chosen this restaurant as the best Shanghai in Chinatown? The irony is there are authentic places in Chinatown, and maybe NGB was one, but now is making enough $ off tourists and would-be foodie mavens to worry about food quality. The food was so not Shanghai, but apparently those in the crowded dining room and waiting for tables wouldn't know the difference. Neither the staff nor any of the diners spoke Shanghaiese and I suspected the food was not only made by a non-Shanghai person, but possibly a non-Chinese person, at least the prep cooks, because it was so unbelievably far-off from Shanghai-food even Chinese cooks from other parts of China should know better.

1
★★☆☆☆

It's NOT the most authentic Shanghai in Chinatown. Does the Citysearch reviewer actually know enough to be able to say that or has s/he been listening to clueless self-styled foodie types who for some reason have chosen this restaurant as the best Shanghai in Chinatown? The irony is there are authentic places in Chinatown, and maybe NGB was one, but now is making enough $ off tourists and would-be foodie mavens to worry about food quality. The food was so not Shanghai, but apparently those in the crowded dining room and waiting for tables wouldn't know the difference. Neither the staff nor any of the diners spoke Shanghaiese and I suspected the food was not only made by a non-Shanghai person, but possibly a non-Chinese person, at least the prep cooks, because it was so unbelievably far-off from Shanghai-food even Chinese cooks from other parts of China should know better.

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Checked this place out after noticing it on Citysearch's Best of Lists. We were very disappointed. The food is sub-standard compared to most other Chinatown eateries. It's grubby, dirty and not good value.

1
★★★☆☆

Checked this place out after noticing it on Citysearch's Best of Lists. We were very disappointed. The food is sub-standard compared to most other Chinatown eateries. It's grubby, dirty and not good value.

Pros: In Chinatown

Cons: average food, grubby

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Delicious! The best bet for amazing food at ridiculously low prices. Long waits and less than attentive service are the only drawbacks, but the food is worth it.

2
★★★★★

Delicious! The best bet for amazing food at ridiculously low prices. Long waits and less than attentive service are the only drawbacks, but the food is worth it.

Pros: Delicious Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded, Decor

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