|Venue name:||Congee Village||Contact:|
100 Allen St
|Cross street:||between Broome and Delancey Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sat, Sun 10:30am–midnight; Thu, Fri 10:30am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
What could possibly be better than a place where you both can eat decent, cheap Chinese food and do karaoke? Literally nothing! This place is a ball!
Visited this location over the winter as I was in the area. Does not look like that much from outside, but the interior is quite lavishly decorated and big. The service was ok and the food was decent. I did not venture far away from noodles and chicken, but I did notice the extensive menu dipped into goose intestines, frog porridge, and pork liver. I am guessing that these interesting choices are well received as there were many groups of people, mostly Asians, enjoying the food. Good to know for the future when asked, "Do you know where I can get frog porridge?"
I had a feeling that going out for soggy rice porridge would be a bummer and I was partially right. The congee at Congee Village was not any better than the kind I could make a home. Maybe it's just me but I don't think this is an out-to-a-restaurant dish. The restaurant has a full menu of Chinese dishes, including dim sum and seafood dishes. There's also a lengthy lunch specials section and, from what I've tasted from people I went with, the non-congee dishes are pretty good. I wouldn't go back unless I was with someone who wanted to go. Again, it could just be me. This is a very popular restaurant, often with long wait times. For me, however, the only congee I'll be having if from my stove.
Discovered this restaurant recently, with my mother who is from the Upper East Side and is used to the best. The dumplings here were even better. Just make sure you don't get assigned to a room with four tables - must have been a closet, which they now use to handle overflow crowds. Lots of Chinese diners here at big tables, along with us tourists, and everyone speaks good English, which is not always the case in Chinatown.