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Vegetarian Dim Sum House

24 Pell St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Mott St.

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Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 5
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Truly Disgusted

By remieh on 1/22/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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155 out of 274 people found this review helpful.

We keep going back!

By gbito on 12/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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130 out of 250 people found this review helpful.


By alperstein on 11/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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115 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

my favorite

By rongreenfield6 on 9/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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