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Congee Village

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Lower East Side
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100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3053
+1 212-941-1818
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a private function here during the night of Thanksgiving. With our private room in the lower level, we sat away from the noisy crowds. Once everyone arrived, the food that we preordered started coming out. The service was quick and polite. I liked the way they brought out clean plates for us as our plates quickly got greasy... More 

Thank Leo F
Boca Raton, Florida
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went for lunch. Sometimes a little hard to communicate if there are questions. Food was prepared perfectly. The flavors were great and the portions are large. They have an extensive menu. If you go for lunch ask to see the lunch special menu.

Thank Ashman175
Dallas, Texas, United States
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for a birthday party with a group of 20. We were seated in a private room downstairs and have a selection of just about everything on the menu. I tried things that I never would have ordered on my own, and every one of them were delicious. It was a wonderful experience, and I feel like I... More 

Thank Dale P
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have eaten here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The service is fine, but the food is special. You will see mostly Chinese folk eating here.

Thank NOAH L
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There are several Congee villages so check names carefully. On Allen St., on edge of Chinatown is the best. Try House special Crispy Chicken for roasted crispy skin, not deep fried! Service is quick. Lines can be very long during weekends. However you will be seated fairly and food comes put amazingly quickly so the wait disappears!

Thank Joyce Y
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

First night in NYC, we walked out to look for a Chinese restaurant and this place immediately looked like something special. In a small hall we were asked to wait about 20min. The atmosphere in the restaurant is like a large Chinese dining room. Small tables, small chairs, lot of locals eating with friends or family. Hot tea is brought... More 

Thank wybe h
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had congee with shrimp and winter spinach: I have been thinking about both for over a month since eating them. I imagine the other items on the menu are good, but go there for the congee. If you have never had it: go there. If you already love congee: go there.

Thank Patricia H
Elmhurst, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I like the place. Food taste good. It annouced in the radio - do not have to pay "tips". But when you are there no one tells you that, ending you pay higher price for the food and the trip also. The "tips" is included in the food price.

Thank Alan Y
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Waited almost an hour for our table even though we had a reservation and our full party arrived on time. The food was decent. What surprised me was the lack of attention by the staff to us from the hostess to the waiter. For example the waiter never came back to see if we wanted more Coca Cola (by the... More 

Thank Jose F
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Congee has a very large menu that includes pictures in case you are not sure what the food item is. The waiters are also very well acquainted with the foods and will help you select if you tell them the types of foods you like. The wait times for the food to come are usually short. This place can get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-1818

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