Shanghai Cafe

100 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013
Best Of
Shanghai Cafe +

Jesse Reed


  • Daily 11:30am-9pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This Shanghai surprise has been largely overlooked. Its forte is dishes at the lower end of the menu, making this the perfect place to gorge on soup dumplings (a/k/a "tiny juicy buns") in three varieties. Pick the steamed ones with crab. Also sporting plenty of crustaceans are braised e-fu noodles with crab and young chives, heartily recommended. Of the mid- and upper-end stuff, select shredded eel ninplo ("fisherman") style and braised pork shoulder, the first $12.95 dish you come to on the untranslated Chinese menu. Point to it.

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