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Shanghai Cafe

100 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-4626
+1 212-966-3988
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“soup dumplings” (71 reviews)
“pork” (33 reviews)
“xiao long bao” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
100 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-4626
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a wonderful experience. Service was prompt and courteuos. It appeared to be a good spot for locals to dine. Very busy. The orders came out very quickly. And WOW they were delicious! The Soup Dumplings were definately delicious. A burst of hot flavorful broth...More

Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shanghai cafe Mar 18 Visited this restaurant in New York Chinatown twice and it’s not bad for a quick meal. I had seafood pan fried noodles and they were nice. The second time I tried the seafood noodle soup and it was ok but not...More

Thank Ahmad M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This meal was one of our most delicious meals in NYC on our recent trip. Very reasonably priced and food portions were HUGE!! The best part were the pork dumplings. Everything was tasty, fast and affordable. The place was packed with locals and not tourists...More

Thank Christi E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the best tasting food ,the service was the pleasant . I highly recommend this place the price is cheap but the food is great ,they only take cash

Thank appolo69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friends recommended and we approved! We fancied some Chinese food and were delighted with the choice of food (there was so much on the menu!). We decided to split the meals and just tuck in to everyone’s else’s. As I’m a vegetarian we got...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were wandering through Chinatown, and we asked a local for a good place to get Chinese food. He sent us here, to the Shanghai Cafe. It was a Sunday so it was pretty busy, but they seated us very quickly because we said it...More

Thank j_burleson36
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

- Terrible food, one dish arrived very late, as we were ready to leave. - Rude staff, on asking one waitress where our rice was she was very argumentative. - After paying the bill, another waitress approached us to inform us we had to leave...More

Thank Jess T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Went to the Shanghai Cafe with my family and in laws based on a recommendation from a co-worker. The restaurant reminded me of lunch places we have visited in China with prompt service and Dim-Sum ready in minutes. The food was very good and the...More

Thank Cesar G
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The pork soup dumplings were amazing. We have tried the dumplings in Singapore at Din Tai Fung and these are very comparable. Other dishes: hong kong noodles and Bok Choi were also very good. The ambiance is average at best.

Thank DablooW
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Xiao Long Bao (XLB), also known as juicy pork dumplings, soup dumplings and a few other things, are one of the great dishes of the world. And in spite of their seeming simplicity, they are quite complex. The perfect XLB is a flavorful meatball of...More

1  Thank Eric S
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-4626
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-3988
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