24 Pell St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Mott St.
By remieh on 1/22/2010
The natty green carpet didn't deter us, and a number of people were dining. We didn't realize the lucky incense sticks weren't lit in the doorway, and the nearby oranges were going rotten. We were given a pot of watery tea, and our first order was a block of gluey, slimy overcooked rice with some kind of beige, chalky filling. It basically had no flavor at all, but the consistency was so foul I gave up on bite two. The food really couldn't help but get better from that, we thought. The best thing we ordered was the mock shrimp dumplings, which had a gummy dough wrapping that got thicker as it cooled, the interior was akin to a rotting tire. The waitstaff were sane, they never asked if we were enjoying our meal. Looking at our still "food"-laden plates, we got our check.
By gbito on 12/8/2009
I live in Miami, travel the world for business, and yet every chance I get to go to NYC I always make it a priority to get down to Pell to eat lunch at Vegetarian Dim Sum House. It is so hard to find vegetarian in Miami, and I can count on every menu item being vegetarian there. Absolutely the best vegetarian dim sum I've had. No heavy sauces or over powering spices to disguise the true flavors of the food. A variety beyond belief on the menu. I've been going here for many years and I look forward to my next NYC trip to visit again!
By alperstein on 11/1/2009
bland food (where are all those fabulous spices?), starchy and oily, even the tea was unacceptable. The one redeeming feature: the mustard on the table. Absolutely no spices used. Puzzling that people lined up to get in. Do NOT recommend for any dishes at all -- and we were a large group and ordered many many dishes.
By rongreenfield6 on 9/12/2009
For not much money you can sample all sorts of wonderful creative dumplings, Fried or steamed (if you are calorie conscious). Since I dont eat pork or shrimp I like the vegetarian aspect. On the wall is the most magnificent Chinese art scroll. I love this place!