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Chinatown sub for Joe's Shanghai that takes reservations

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BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 05:04 PM

Forgive me in advance for being ignorant about the variety of chinese cuisines.

I'm trying to plan a birthday dinner for my husband and a group of friends. My husband asked speficially for Joe's Shanghai, but they don't take reservations for a party our size. I don't want to have to wait in those long lines on a Saturday night.

Any suggestions for a Chinatown restaurant that takes reservations? We're just looking for good basic chinese food -- and by that, I mean the kind you find in most American - Chinese restaurants.

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  1. designerboy01 RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 05:21 PM

    Most restaurants don't take reservations unless you are going for the chinese banquet menu or have about 8+ people. You can also try going at 6pm if your party is smaller.

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      Foodaholic RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 06:08 PM

      Unfortunately, I'm not sure of any restaurants in the area that take reservations specifically. Other substitutions for Joe's Shanghai that serve very good soup dumplings along with other Chinese dishes are:

      New Green Bo (Shanghainese)
      Yeah Shanghai Deluxe (Shanghainese)
      Joe's Ginger (Same company as Joe's Shanghai)

      I agree with the early evening suggestion, its easier and significantly less crowded.

      1. Hanachan RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 06:18 PM

        I agree with the other replies. However, if you get there early, you may be able to get a whole table (which seats 8?). I've seen a group of people at New Green Bo for birthdays before. Good luck.

        1. erica RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 06:30 PM

          Oriental Garden took my reservation for 3 last month. They are strong on seafood.

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            BrooklynSusan RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 26, 2006 08:40 PM

            Thanks to everyone who replied. I'm going with New Green Bo. They took my reservation for 8!

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              houston RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 27, 2006 02:29 PM

              New Green Bo takes reservations but does not honor them. You get there and if nobody is around they seat you, if it is full you wait like everyone else.

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                Chandavkl RE: houston Sep 27, 2006 03:13 PM

                Do they really not honor the reservation, or are they like many Chinese restaurants where the reservation puts you at the top of the list for the first open table?

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              Dave Feldman RE: BrooklynSusan Sep 27, 2006 05:25 AM

              Congee Village has rooms that can hold up to fifteen people. I think smaller reservations are possible, too: http://www.sunsungroup.com/congeevill...

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                Pan RE: Dave Feldman Sep 27, 2006 05:56 AM

                Yes, they are. Yeah also takes reservations.

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