Joe's Shanghai was founded by our owner chef, Joe Si, who specializes in traditional Shanghainese cuisine.
In 1994, we opened our very first Joe's Shanghai in Flushing, New York. Right after, our signature Soup Dumplings received the most positive reviews among food critics and locals. It quickly becomes the favorite for all diners up till this day.
The original name for this dumpling is Xiao Long Bao, but due to the complicated pronunciation, our patrons decided to simply call it "Soup Dumplings" (based on the soup inside the dumplings). It quickly become an acronym for Joe's Shanghai. Mention "Soup Dumplings", everyone knows you're referring to Joe's Shanghai.
In 1995, we opened our Chinatown restaurant in Pell Street. However, the place proved to be too small to handle the growing capacity we have, so in December 2019, we moved to a nearby location - 46 Bowery, New York. The place is more spacious and we hope with the additional space, it could speed up our services as well as shorten the wait time for our patrons.
With over millions soup dumplings served during our 20 plus years course of services, we are grateful to our patrons and we strive to continue promoting and preserving this legendary Shanghainese cuisine that we all fall in love with.