Chinatown sub for Joe's Shanghai that takes reservations
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.
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.
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.
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.