New Chinatown location is 46 Bowery, just around corner, towards Canal, from previous Pell Street location.
Part of the dependable chain of Chinese restaurants known as Joe's Shanghai, with specialty dumplings, delicious crab pork meat, and more Shanghai selections.
The first Joe's Shanghai was founded in Flushing, New York in 1995 and created a sensation with their two special soup dumplings: crab and pork meat. Each basket is freshly made to order, so don't forget to order your Soup Dumplings upon arrival at your table. Xiao Long Bao or "Little Dumplings in the Basket" originated in Nan Xiang, a suburb of Shanghai. These tender pouches are filled with broth and meat and are freshly made to order, arriving at your table in piping hot bamboo steamers.
Note to the uninitiated! To prevent burning one's mouth and to savor the dumpling, the preferred method of consumption is to bite off a little piece of the doughy wrapper, drip the broth to a spoon or suck the broth with a "slurp", then eat the rest.
Other special dishes includes Spicy Szechuan Style Sliced Beef; Crispy Jumbo Prawns with Lime Sauce; Braised Duck, Braised Pork Shoulders and not to mention our different varieties of cold cuts like Wine Chicken; Shanghai Fried Bean Curd; Braised Sliced Beef.
Over the years, Joe's has been awarded recognition by New York Times Restaurant Guide; Gourmet Magazine; Travel and Leisure; New York Magazine and Zagat Survey. Today, Joe's has three restaurants located in New York - Chinatown, Midtown Manhattan and Flushing, Queens. In Japan, there are three Joe's Shanghai located in Ikebukuro, Funabashi and Ginza.
Joe's Shanghai — Chinatown is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan. Concentrated below Canal Street and populated mostly by Cantonese speakers, the diversity of the new Chinatown reflects large-scale immigration from Fujian province and Taiwan, as well as an influx of Mandarin speakers from the interior provinces of China. In addition, some Vietnamese and a few Tibetans, Malaysians, and Cambodians have made this area in Lower Manhattan home in recent years. As much of what nominally was Little Italy was taken over by fruit and vegetable wholesalers, small restaurants, printing shops, and other businesses catering to the community, more apartment-building conversions and turnovers occurred. Even the stodgy restaurant supply stores and lighting showrooms on the Bowery are being transformed as change brings a fresh new face to some of lower Manhattan’s most eclectic real estate. A shopper and food lover's mecca, you can find nearly anything on Canal Street, from stereo equipment to fresh fish to jewelry to industrial art supplies. It is truly one of America’s most dizzying arrays of products available on one street. Head to one of the small bakeries for a snack, a Vietnamese restaurant for a large bowl of beef soup noodles, a large dim sum restaurant for a great variety of dishes, or a seafood place for great right-from-the-tank fish. Then enjoy some of the great flavors at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Also visit the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, which offers fascinating exhibits that chronicle the history of this community. We've got an entire walking tour of Canal Street and Chinatown that has many more terrific highlights. You'll find terrific new hotels awaiting you in Chinatown as well, some located on the fringes of the adjacent, swankier neighborhood of SoHo. There's the well-known Holiday Inn Manhattan Downtown/SoHo on Lafayette Street just above Canal Street, the Hotel Azure just below Canal, and the Best Western Bowery Hanbee nearby on Grand Street. In addition to the explosive growth of Manhattan's Chinatown, largely thanks to the tremendous economic expansion of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, two rival Chinatowns, one in Brooklyn, the other in Queens, have emerged. You can hitch a ride out to those Chinatowns on one of the many shuttle vans that go for $1-$2 from a number of street corners near the Manhattan Bridge.
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