Joe's Ginger 锦江饭店

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Jannie
    "Seriously delicious soup dumplings &scallion pancakes"(23 Tips)
    Peter M.
    "Same soup dumplings as Joe's Shanghai in a less hectic atmosphere."(2 Tips)
    Christine W.
    "I prefer the straight-up pork dumplings to the pork & crab."(2 Tips)
    Uyennie
    "all were solid and so cheap."(2 Tips)
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  • Jannie
    JannieJanuary 6, 2013
    Why get in line @Joe'sShanghai or @NomWah when you've got Joe's Ginger around the corner? Seriously delicious soup dumplings &scallion pancakes, it won't hurt to be adventurous and try something new!
  • Liliana E.
    Liliana EmmoloAugust 18, 2014
    Soup dumplings. Peking duck is also good - comes with pancakes, hoisin, scallions and cucumbers - but not enough to cost $21. Either way - if there's a wait at joe's shanghai.... Just come here!
  • naveen
    naveenAugust 23, 2010
    the menu is long (as menus often are in this neighborhood), but you only need order the first two things on the menu. #1. crab meat soup dumplings. #2. pork soup dumplings.
  • Uyennie
    UyennieJune 4
    soup dumplings. chow fun. pan fried noodles. the veggies. all were solid and so cheap. best part: you don't have to wait for a table.
  • Lijay S.
    Lijay ShihSeptember 25, 2010
    As many have said...same owners/cooks as joe shanghai (tourist trap). Get the CRAB soup dumplings. I'm an eyewitness to the staff cracking open real crab for their dumplings!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WangAugust 15, 2012
    So much better than Joe's Shanghai! I prefer the straight-up pork dumplings to the pork & crab. Try one of their fried rice dishes, you won't regret it.
  • Whitney W.
    Whitney WattApril 20, 2013
    The pork soup dumplings were delicious. I also got the chicken lo mein and loved it! Everything is good here
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingMay 26, 2013
    Joe's Shanghai & Joe's Ginger are on same block, serve same soup dumplings. Don't wait two hrs outside former, when u can walk in and be seated at the latter.
  • Masha G.
    Masha GellerMarch 20, 2011
    Go here instead of Jo's Shanghai. Same menu/chefs. Same awesome legendary dumplings. Wonderfully civilized atmosphere and friendly service unlike its tourist trap neighbor.
  • erin p.
    erin parrAugust 25, 2009
    Soup dumplings are awesome. Go here instead of Joes Shanghai.. its practically next store, shares the same cooks/menu, and you don't have to wait for a table!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HuJune 12, 2011
    Try shanghai thick noodle stirfry, YES! (Recommended a guy grew up from shanghai). Be aware of the only lady staff at the cash counter tho, very impatient!
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangJanuary 24, 2015
    SOUP DUMPLINGS! But beware, don't bite into it too quickly or you'll burn your mouth. Scallion pancakes are really good as well.
  • Flo Flo
    Flo FloDecember 22, 2012
    The best soup dumplings! Get the pork dumpling and order the green onion pancake (warning: the pancake is greasy).
  • Merissa
    MerissaAugust 27, 2014
    The sweet and sour fish and tofu Szechuan style are absolute favorites. Soup dumpling are also a must.
  • Tif C.
    Tif C.August 21, 2014
    The soup dumplings are supposed to be from the same kitchen but there is a marked difference. Generally speaking it's minor but for people who've been going there forever it's very very apparent.
  • James M.
    James McKayMarch 27, 2013
    Short-tempered waiters and good food. No frills but fun. Shorter queues than Joe Shanghai just a few doors down.
  • Neil A.
    Neil ArmstrongSeptember 5, 2010
    The soup dumplings is comparable, not as good as queens location though, fish (seabass) ordered wasn't as fresh though:(. If u want dumplings without the wait of other spot, come over here!
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn GMay 7, 2012
    This place is the same as Joe's Shanghai, minus the crowds. Order lots of soup dumplings and scallion pancakes.
  • Ayse O.
    Ayse O. G .July 18, 2015
    a small, noisy place but good dumplings and reasonable prices.
  • Дмитрий К.
    You really need to order 2-3 dumpling soups that to satisfy yourself. It's cheap and tasty!!!
  • Susan S.
    Susan SearsSeptember 3, 2011
    The sauted seasonal greens, snow pea shoots, are delicious, and they are not on the menu?
  • Terrondous T.
    Terrondous TanAugust 25, 2013
    if its the middle is summer ask to sit upstairs as there is AC upstairs but none on the main level
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PetersonMarch 10, 2013
    Do not order the vegetable dumplings....but get the pork soup dumplings sooooooo amazing
  • Marco L.
    Marco LienhardAugust 16, 2014
    Actually the best is the pork soup dumpling the crab is more expensive and has almost no crab I would not bother so much for other dishes
  • Mirkowelle
    MirkowelleMay 20, 2011
    Try the soup dumplings! You don't have to wait in joes ginger!
  • 💎T
    💎TFebruary 24, 2015
    Come here instead of the roach, rat, and tourist infested Joes Shanghai !
  • Corrie E.
    Corrie ElstonFebruary 25, 2013
    Completely agree with other tippers, the Soup Dumplings are other worldly...
  • Aminah V.
    Aminah VascoFebruary 9, 2014
    I would just recommend trying the soup dumplings and maybe thats it😁
  • Johannes S.
    Johannes SchunterMarch 10, 2012
    Wow, the pork soup buns are to die for!
  • Pete L.
    Pete LevinJuly 29, 2012
    Come with 15 people so you can just order one of everything!
  • Peter M.
    Peter MoyAugust 5, 2013
    Same soup dumplings as Joe's Shanghai in a less hectic atmosphere.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MoldovanDecember 9, 2012
    Don't order a beer! It'll end up being more than the dumplings
  • Tiam S.
    Tiam SchaperOctober 27, 2013
    The pork buns are to die for.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew ProtoJanuary 31, 2010
    Some of the best scallion pancakes in china town.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GuecoApril 23, 2011
    Crispy chicken is worth the wait at both joe's
  • Mark F.
    Mark FunnellDecember 30, 2014
    Truely miserable guy serving - dire atmosphere!
  • D C.
    D C🐧October 5, 2015
    Known for the soup dumplings
  • Escott H.
    Joe's Shanghai goodness without the crowds.
  • Jill X.
    Jill XuJuly 3, 2011
    crab soup dumpings are better than those from Joe's Shanghai
  • Torsten R.
    Torsten RaakAugust 7, 2013
    Highly recommended! Awesome food!
  • Diego H.
    Diego HigueraApril 9, 2014
    Expect awesome non expensive food... Waiter has such a bad attitude that is hilarious.
  • Charles F.
    Charles FordeMay 29, 2013
    Best soup dumplings, worst service.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SobeNovember 14, 2010
    SO dank! Definitely go here!
  • Vinnie C.
    Get the dumplings
  • Zoe D.
    Zoe DunApril 9
    Great dumplings
  • Jade N.
    Jade NgOctober 19, 2014
    Joe Shanghai without the line!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MaJune 28, 2015
    Food ranges from terrible to mediocre. The only safe option is the XLB. Beware the nasty lady manager.
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WDecember 24, 2014
    No wait and same as joe's shanghai
  • Benoit P.
    Benoit PaternotteNovember 2, 2015
    Service déplorable. Vraiment. Jamais vu un tel comportement ! Ils vous tapent les menus en tas sur la table. Les assiettes/couverts déposés n'importe comment. Rien à faire de mettre devant vous!
  • Benoit P.
    Benoit PaternotteNovember 2, 2015
    Quand ils vous apportent les plats, c'est tapé en vrac. Pas devant vous! Vraiment non non non !
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