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Posted by Shannon on 06/10/2007
The food here is great and comes to your table fast. The place is cramped and if you're a small party you may be asked to share your table with other customers. Service ranges from indifferent to unfriendly, but this might sometimes be due to language barriers (I've had waitresses who knew little to no English). Basically, if you're looking for a delicious, quick, and fairly-priced meal, this is the perfect spot in Chinatown. If you're looking for good service or a romantic atmosphere, look elsewhere.
Posted by Chucky on 06/09/2007
I had lunch with my sister here a few weeks back and I was disappointed in the little steamed pork buns. The flavor was really lacking and it didn't taste as fresh as I've had in the past. The wait staff like one other reviewer commented, is neither good nor bad, just efficient. Sometimes I feel like the wait staff can be a bit on the rude side when they get busy though. The scallion pancakes are indeed really good and the "cau fu" is also very yummy. There are so many options in Chinatown, I don't think I will be back any time soon.
Posted by traumachef on 05/08/2007
After reading reviews and hearing about it on chowhound, I had to try it. The scallion pancakes were the best as were the little dumplings and the killer eggplant in garlic. The service is weird and kind of indifferent. Not friendly, but not unfriendly. just efficient and thats all I need. Will go back again and again.
Posted by Sarah M. on 04/29/2007
This place does not disappoint! The service isn't exactly warm, but the food arrives quickly. Prices are cheap, and I always have fantastic leftovers to take home. DEFINITELY try the soup and vegetable dumplings, as well as the vegetable tofu soup, which is big and full of veggies and big pieces of tofu. Seriously, this place is great, and the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is right across the street for dessert!
Posted by ABC on 01/12/2007
Having lived in Shanghai for 6 months, this place is the next best thing in authentic, delicious and cheap Shanghainese cuisine. The Eggplant in Garlic Sauce is absolutely to die for!! The noodles, soups, scallion pancakes, soup dumplings, fried dumplings, ma po tofu are all so good!! It's affordable and the restaurant atmosphere is family style like back in China. The service is adequate, nothing fancy. But this is a great place you can go to alone or with friends and family to eat a nice home cooked tasty Chinese meal. it's no fuss and no nonsense and really worth every penny. the lines usually go fast and i have yet to try everything on the menu, but i would love to! The food is fresh and this is definitely not "american-chinese" food. I will continue to come forever.....MMMMMM!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2006
I am always too lazy to write up reviews on menupages, but I feel that it is my duty and obligation to have the public aware of such an amazing restaurant. Famous for their dumplings, New Green Bo has received raving reviews and has had articles written about the wonder that New Green Bo serves. Although the service itself could use a little (well, a lot) of work, it goes completely unnoticed as you take one bite into the euphoria that is contained in these dumplings. Even if the prices were absurdly high, the dumplings would be worth it. However, costs are minimal, especially to experience so amazing.
Posted by Justin on 07/19/2006
I've been going to New Green Bo for quite a few years now. It's always a great place for great food. People keep saying that the service is bad, but I've never had a problem. I honestly think the service is better/more personal than a nearby place (which is where I tend to go when I'm not poor simply because I prefer their tiny buns over New Green Bo's.) The food here is great and incredibly cheap. We're talking 5-6 dollars a person for 3 people at lunch. Yeah, we share, but it's a great value.