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Joe's Shanghai uptown

Gini Nov 22, 1999 12:42 PM

Had late lunch at Joe's Shanghai on sunday. Food was good, very expensive, and service non-existant. Ordered the soup dumplings - excellent, and a shrimp entree. Entree arrived while I was eating dumpling number two, and despite saying that I was not ready it stayed right on the table. Each time a waiter or busser passed they lifted the steamer lid to see if I was finished! Actually at this point I was picking away at everything, but decided that I was more comfortable taking it home. All I wanted was a leisurely lunch, read the paper, and a friendly smile. Not to be. I left a really lousy tip - if I could have found a manager I would have explained why. No they weren't full, or closing. Anyone have a better experience?

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    wonki RE: Gini Nov 23, 1999 09:24 AM

    no, your experience there was pretty accurate. it's too bad you didn't find out about chowhound sooner. i posted about 6 months ago with a post entitled "do NOT go to midtown joe's shanghai". use the search engine (it's good practice) and check it out. you'll probably get a good kick out of it, though i didn't complain about the service so much as the obscene prices and not so great food.


    p.s.-welcome to chowhound! :-)

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      Gini RE: wonki Nov 23, 1999 09:27 AM

      Thanks - actually I've been a Chowhounder for a couple of years :-)) Just don't always remember to check for a spur of the moment dumpling! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

      1. re: Gini
        Jim Leff RE: Gini Nov 23, 1999 02:02 PM

        " Just don't always remember to check for a spur of the moment dumpling!"

        I'm working on making the site HDML accessible so you'll be able to log on with all sorts of handheld devices. Check cravings, indulge yearnings, etc.

        1. re: Gini
          wonki RE: Gini Nov 23, 1999 03:45 PM

          oops, my bad. :-) you've been a chowhound longer than me. i apologize.

          with all the press lately, there seem to be a lot of newbies and i didn't recall seeing your name before so i was just trying to extend a warm welcome.

          hmmm, there's a funny taste in my mouth - what is it? - oh, that's my foot. . .

          :-) wonki

          1. re: wonki
            Barbara S RE: wonki Nov 24, 1999 03:29 PM

            Wonki - hate that pesky foot taste? try avocado oil soap. I've seen it at Fairway-north. ;)

            Happy Thanksgiving.

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