Radiance Tea House & Books

158 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10019, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.5/10

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  • dumplings
  • tea
  • soupy pork
  • woodear mushroom
  • purple yam
  • green tea
  • cute
  • iced tea
  • quiet
  • cold noodles
  • cookies
  • milk tea
  • wontons
  • egg custard
  • ice cream
  • caviar
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  • board games
  • steamed eggs
  • free Wifi
  • Cassel K.

    Get the soupy dumplings.

    Cassel Kroll · October 30, 2010
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  • Brian

    Dan makes the experience here a cut above.

    Brian · June 5, 2010
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  • Mary C.

    Lovely place with delicious and very fresh food. Make sure you have time for a leisurely lunch though as the service is very slow.

    Mary Catanzaro · November 23, 2010
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  • Jack C.

    Ask the phenomenal staff for a recommendation. They know their stuff!

    Jack Cheng · April 26, 2010
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  • Khoa P.

    Dan is intense about tea... I like it! Get him as your waiter.

    Khoa Phan · January 23, 2010
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  • Abiola A.

    Veggie dumplings. Yes. Spinach and mushrooms. Yes!

    Abiola Abrams · November 13, 2013
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  • Andrew L.

    Overpriced. Small portions. Lots of rain.

    Andrew Le · June 7, 2013
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  • Cynthia D.

    At $9, the Green Tea Cold Noodles is perhaps the most budget-friendly of the larger dishes, to make for a filling meal.

    Cynthia Drescher · April 7, 2013
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  • Jessamine d.

    It's not the same without Dan. Get him as your waiter if you can.

    Jessamine del Rosario · November 8, 2011
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  • Payton S.

    Sit down! Try the Osmanthus Oolong!

    Payton Swenson · January 5, 2011
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  • Julia K.

    Amazing, but overpriced :( especially the teapots for two. The dumplings, although $8 a portion, are delicious and worth trying. Chicken with spicy sauce and soupy pork are the best!

    Julia K · December 26, 2010
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  • Tara

    The chicken dumplings are fabulous, could eat here everyday! Ask for extra miso sauce. Try the Ginger milk tea iced- Delish!

    Tara · October 6, 2010
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  • Eleonora B.

    Try their Green Tea ice cream... yummy

    Eleonora Byron · September 21, 2010
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  • Cassel K.

    Serves Silver Needle, the caviar of white tea.

    Cassel Kroll · July 15, 2010
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  • Disa J.

    Get the dumplings for a nice lunch. I like the woodear mushroom chicken ones.

    Disa Johnson · October 2, 2009
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  • Jennifer K.

    The "Crystal Shrimp Dumplings" are very good!

    Jennifer K · June 7, 2014
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  • WP Theater

    The second show for our 2012-2013 season has started so it's a pretty stressful time for us. This is the perfect place for us to relax and find the most calming tea on the menu!

    WP Theater · March 19, 2013
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  • E C.

    Lunch rush seems to be terrible now which I guess means they throw reservations out the window??? This was great back in the day...

    E Cabrera · February 15, 2013
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  • Steve K.

    They serve boba here!

    Steve Ko · June 10, 2012
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  • Greg B.

    Try the Gen Mai Cha - Delicious and unique

    Greg Bodenlos · December 14, 2011
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  • Pamela S.

    Great tea!

    Pamela S · April 12, 2011
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  • NTD

    Go to Radiance Tea House during the Classic Tea Tastings. Ask for Home made cookies. Read more

    NTD · August 9, 2010
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  • Elizabeth K.

    super cute Japanese tea house

    Elizabeth Kierstead · June 27, 2010
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  • giri c.

    Grapefruit agar!!!!!

    giri coneti · January 15, 2010
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  • Jamie L.

    Free WiFi is only from 2:30 to 5 pm.

    Jamie Lin · October 12, 2009
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  • Karin K.

    the purple yam latte is delicious and the hue is all natural and absolutely beautiful!

    Karin K · September 7, 2009
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  • Holiday

    Tea! Impressive tea collection including oriental beauty. Yummy lunch boxes too. Will be back to try green tea soba and a few more items on menu. Great staff as well.

    Holiday · 13 hours ago
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  • Lauren S.

    Fabulous gem in the heart of midtown. Didn't try any food but the menu looked fantastic. Tea selection is the most in depth I've ever seen.

    Lauren Steinke · 2 days ago
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  • Berk K.

    If you want to try green tea, try the Dragon Well. It's a cute quite place and great for conversing with friends. They also have a library inside.

    Berk Kapicioglu · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jasmine M.

    Service is super slow, but the soupy dumplings are worth it

    Jasmine Mansouri · January 19
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  • Jonathan C.

    North Midtown oasis. Great place to relax, read or play a board game.

    Jonathan Cohen · January 18
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  • Brian M.

    The Moroccan mint tea was great. Be sure to order the soupy pork dumplings!

    Brian Michael · November 14, 2014
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  • Arkadiy K.

    Overpriced even for its class and slower service than I could have imagined. Really wanted to like this place.

    Arkadiy Kukarkin · July 25, 2014
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  • Connie

    Come for the lunch special dumpling bento box and order a pot of authentic Chinese tea. Peaceful and relaxing sanctuary helps you escape the hustle/bustle outside.

    Connie · July 19, 2014
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  • ZenFoodster Eats

    Get Wellness soup, chicken & woodear mushroom, handmade pork & vegetable dumplings & Chrysanthemum & E. Journey teas. Head to Radiance in E Midtown for more upscale, "wellness-themed" Canto dishes.

    ZenFoodster Eats · March 30, 2014
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  • Emily K.

    Their teas and desserts are great but their food is hit or miss. Our BBQ pork buns came undercooked and doughy.

    Emily Kuo · March 24, 2014
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  • Danielle O.

    Soupy dumplings Are great ... Service .... Not so much

    Danielle O'Keefe · February 16, 2014
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  • Theresa K.

    Get the dumplings.

    Theresa K. · February 11, 2014
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  • Abhishek R.

    Everything is good here!

    Abhishek Reddy · February 1, 2014
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  • Nous M.

    Soupy pork dumplings lunch box! So good!

    Nous Mangeons · January 17, 2014
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  • Anish B.

    Tranquility in midtown!

    Anish B · November 9, 2013
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  • Eleonora B.

    Try the summer treasure tea!

    Eleonora Byron · October 2, 2013
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  • Bette H.

    Great prices for menu items, service was a little slow.

    Bette Ha · August 4, 2013
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  • TK ..

    Such a charming, serene tea house in the middle of crazy and loud midtown. Service is gracious, if slow. I'll be back--this was a human place!

    TK . · July 15, 2013
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  • Cassandra

    This is my favorite tea spot in Midtown. Quiet, peaceful, lovely bites and a tea list that's divine.

    Cassandra · July 6, 2013
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  • Scott M.

    This is one of the best restaurants

    Scott Miller · June 27, 2013
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  • Kelly Ann G.

    You can get tea to go from here! They make it quite quickly. Iced mint tea is perfect on a hot midtown day ;)

    Kelly Ann Gonzales · June 13, 2013
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  • Angela R.

    Try the ocean breeze tea. Very smooth. No need for sugar

    Angela R · May 24, 2013
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  • Andrea J.

    Great atmosphere. Soupy dumplings and iced teas are the best.

    Andrea J. · May 11, 2013
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  • Alaia W.

    Yummy shrimp wontons and lavender tea

    Alaia Williams · April 30, 2013
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