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Nice Green Bo (fka New Green Bo)
Posted by BabyAly1 on 03/09/2006
I have been coming here for 6 years I am addicted. I have brought many people and it quickly becomes one of their favorites too. I came mainly for the soup dumplings & kept retuning for everything else. This is definitely a place where your eyes can get bigger than your stomach, I always order too much as everything is so inexpensive & the portions are huge. My favorite meal consists of soup dumplings & a bowl of aromatic beef udon soup ( ohh I have dreams about this!) & this bowl of soup seems bottomless. Also try the scallion pancake, any noodle dish, steamed dumplings and any dish over rice. While the service is not 5 star by any means, it is not bad or rude, just a little rushed (understandably as the place is small & always crowded), food comes out VERY quickly & as soon as it is ready), but they will never try to rush you once you have your food. Definitely Try the China town ice cream factory across the street after dinner.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2006
If you go to New Green Bo, make sure to try their Crispy Eel appetizer. You'll love it. The food there is always great. The soup dumplings are much better than other places around it, and the service has been good for me so far. The place is always crowded, and there is always a line to get seated. If you go as a couple and don't mind sharing a table with someone else, you'll get seated pretty quickly. It takes a bit longer for large groups, but the food is definitely worth the wait!
Posted by Dumpling Man on 01/25/2006
Okay, so the service is not great, it just adds to the charm! This place is incredible. The soup dumplings are the bees knees, the peking duck is exquisite, the ginger beef gets me excited, and I wish they bottled and sold their garlic eggplant. Oh snap, Chinese food at its finest. Check it.
Posted by Viv on 12/30/2005
Definitely the most authentic traditional Shanghainese food I've had in the US. The yellow eel is excellent. Also try the usual juicy pork buns -- both the steamed & the fried versions. Although the decor is lacking, it's no wonder that the place is always jam packed.
Posted by Ted on 10/30/2005
First of all - the food is excellent. However, the service is poor. The waiters can be rude, after finishing dinner they nearly push you out and the restaurant looks like it needs a new painting because it obviously did not have one since the 70ies. If you don't care about a subpar atmosphere, you will love it. If you care about manners, you may not return. The reason why this place is crowded at peak times is because many people just don't seem to care about service anymore.
Posted by Matty on 09/30/2005
I stubbled upon this place in the heart of Chinatown. For those that have never been... GO! I have never had chinese food like this..... so differnet, but so good. Try the Vegtable Pan Fried Noodles. I went in there will a friend and spent so little and ate SO much. These Asians Rock!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2005
The place was packed so we were sat with another couple...makes for an interesting situation. The food was superb and worth every penny. Three of us were full for $24 out of door. The service was below par, but we were told that we had initially ordered too much food (nice of them). The only reason I am not rating it a 5 is because of the excessive grease.