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Shanghai Cafe

Map & Directions 100 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013
  • Chinese
  • Sun-Mon 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • cash
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer
  • Not Necessary
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

This Shanghai surprise has been largely overlooked. Its forte is dishes at the lower end of the menu, making this the perfect place to gorge on soup dumplings (a/k/a "tiny juicy buns") in three varieties. Pick the steamed ones with crab. Also sporting plenty of crustaceans are braised e-fu noodles with crab and young chives, heartily recommended. Of the mid- and upper-end stuff, select shredded eel ninplo ("fisherman") style and braised pork shoulder, the first $12.95 dish you come to on the untranslated Chinese menu. Point to it.

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  • Christen D. on 08/04/11

    The best soup dumplings in the city! Amazingly never too crowded, and spacious for Chinatown.

  • ✨Song✨ on 12/02/09

    Soup dumplings all the way. Obvs!

  • Dens on 04/28/13

    If you are within 5 blocks of this place, I can't understand a scenario in which you should not drop for an order of pork soup dumplings.

  • Alex R. on 05/03/13

    Soup dumplings are both fascinating and delicious. I liked the pork slightly more than the crab. You'll be stuffed but leave a little room for a visit to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.

  • Clarice H. on 12/23/11

    awesome food, but terrible service and nasty waitresses.

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