John's Shanghai

Row 1

144 W 46th St (Between Broadway & 6th)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-9183
$ $
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM–11:30 PM Sat: 11:30 AM–11:30 PM Sun: 11:30 AM–11:00 PM


Foursquare Tips

  • If I could compare this food to sex, it would be ex-sex. You're wary of eating it, realize its pretty average and afterwards feel disappointed and ashamed of yourself.
  • The shrimps are good. And the cold dishes are delicate.
  • STAY AWAY. Bad food and HORRIBLE service from the beginning. Also - our waiter proceeded to put the blame on us when he got our order wrong. NEVER coming back here.
  • Soup dumplings. Duh. I'd never come here without eating them.
  • Our waiter was rude and accused us for ordering the wrong thing.
  • Food is inconsistent. Lately have had too many bad than "good". Last night's chicken & broccoli was all oil! Including a pic as evidence. Gross.
  • This place sucks. If you want Chinese food, do yourself a favor and go to Chinatown. Maybe if you're a tourist you'll like this crap.
  • The Shredded Chicken with Broccoli is an awesome dish. Also, the soup you get with the lunch special is bigger than any place I've been to.
  • Get the beef and broccoli lunch special, but get it Szechuan style instead. Trust me.
  • Amazing Service Amazing Food try the House Special House rice it's a must :)
  • The triple delight dumplings made me wonder what kind of meats were in it, unremarkable. Also, It had too much dough cause there was too much of it.
  • Staff here like to cough on utensils and food.
  • There are far better soup dumplings. These aren't bad, just less soupy and not as savory, the brith is a bit sweet.
  • It ain't copycat of Joe's Shanghai! Have tried mapo tofu, sesame chicken, general tso's chicken and shrimp with black bean sauce, and they were pretty good.
  • Have been here several times, but this is my first time as a New Yorker :) always loved it. Huge portions, fresh tasting food, don't expect gourmet.
  • Pretty awful dim sum, even worse xiao long bao.
  • The best restaurant in New York City
  • Lemon chicken...quite good...
  • Try the Xiao Long Bao - late dinner
  • the soup dumplings were not great but a cheap and fast place for lunch in midtown