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Joe's Shanghai

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24 W 56TH St, New York City, NY 10019-3804
+1 212-333-3868
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason why I love this place is just for soup dumplings. The duck was just ok..i had a better one at Peking Gourmet, VA.

Thank Ed M
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need a Chinese fix you can try it. It's average Chinese fast food in Manhattan. No worse or better.

Thank Virginia Y
Edmonds, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After watching a couple of TV chefs search Shanghai for the perfect soup dumplings, I've had an urge to try them. On a recent trip, Joe's Shanghai provided the opportunity. Ordered the crab and pork soup dumplings, fried pork dumplings, scallion pancakes and shredded spicy cabbage. All were wonderful. Service is very fast, so it's easy to reorder if you... More 

Thank Dale S
Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first things first, CASH ONLY, you sit wherever they have seats (meaning with other people) Order the pork soup dumplings as soon as you sit down. Sat with a couple from China and they said this reminded him of his childhood. Crispy beef is AWESOME! Want a taste of NYC, then EAT HERE!

Thank Fl5becks
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,589 reviews
1,371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 750 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gnocchi (aka dumplings) come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. I have been told that all three NYC locations have the same plump, ridge back shape. I had water and the crab meat xiaolongbao, and got Chinatown pricing (I was told). The decor was tables and chairs and the largest mass of people. Somehow the staff keep everyone satisfied.

Thank 387indy
Rochester, NY
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260 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Four of us arrived about 5:45 PM on a Saturday night, and the wait was about 20 minutes. Menus are available at the waiting area. The service was excellent with help ordering (we tried to order too much food). Hot and sour soup had outstanding flavor but was served only lukewarm. The chicken and corn chowder was also excellent. Scallion... More 

Thank vpoleshuck
Los Angeles, CA
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We're from LA, so we have access to good xiaolongbao both at Din Tai Fung and at several little places near us. However, in all of our trips to NYC we had never stopped off at Joe's Shanghai. We went to the this location because it was a short walk from our upper midtown hotel. We arrived early (6pm) on... More 

Thank El-Cholestero
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. The meal was quite disappointing - the dumplings were quite stodgy and most of the food was quite flavourless. Very disappointing as I was told this was one of the best Chinese restaurants in New York.

Thank AK6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

At midtown prices, experience one of NYC Chinatown's gems. We got the crab meat xiaolongbao which were excellent and juicy, and the seafood rice cakes stir fry was excellent. The seafood in particular was fresh and tasty.

Thank K T
Warsaw, Indiana
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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

THE place to go in Chinatown. You may have to wait a while and share a table but it is totally worth it. Food is inexpensive and great. Please do try the soup won tons. A must. It is an overall great experience - and a couple of steps away you can go dancing afterwards. Win win there.

Thank Juancho D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W 56TH St, New York City, NY 10019-3804
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-3868

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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