Radiance Tea House & Books

158 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10019
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.6/10

Based on 452 votes

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  • "Get the soupy dumplings." (3 tips)
  • "The soupy pork dumplings will change your life!" (4 tips)
  • "Soupy pork dumplings lunch box! So good!" (2 tips)
  • Cassel K.

    Get the soupy dumplings.

    Cassel K. · 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 C. · November 23, 2010
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  • Jack C.

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

    Jack C. · April 26, 2010
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  • Khoa P.

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

    Khoa P. · January 23, 2010
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  • Andrew L.

    Overpriced. Small portions. Lots of rain.

    Andrew L. · June 7, 2013
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  • Jessamine d.

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

    Jessamine d. · November 8, 2011
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  • Payton S.

    Sit down! Try the Osmanthus Oolong!

    Payton S. · 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 B. · September 21, 2010
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  • Cassel K.

    Serves Silver Needle, the caviar of white tea.

    Cassel K. · July 15, 2010
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  • Disa J.

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

    Disa J. · October 2, 2009
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  • Abiola A.

    Veggie dumplings. Yes. Spinach and mushrooms. Yes!

    Abiola A. · November 13, 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 D. · April 7, 2013
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  • Women's Project 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!

    Women's Project Theater · March 19, 2013
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  • Adriana L.

    Try the Dumpling Lunch Box - Soupy pork and chicken and Wood war mushroom dumplings (via @Foodspotting)

    Adriana L. · July 31, 2012
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  • Steve K.

    They serve boba here!

    Steve K. · June 10, 2012
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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 K. · June 27, 2010
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  • giri c.

    Grapefruit agar!!!!!

    giri c. · January 15, 2010
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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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  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
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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 K. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Danielle O.

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

    Danielle O. · February 16
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  • Theresa K.

    Get the dumplings.

    Theresa K. · February 11
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  • Abhishek R.

    Everything is good here!

    Abhishek R. · February 1
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  • Nous M.

    Soupy pork dumplings lunch box! So good!

    Nous M. · January 17
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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 B. · October 2, 2013
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  • Bette H.

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

    Bette H. · 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 J.

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

    Cassandra J. · July 6, 2013
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  • Scott M.

    This is one of the best restaurants

    Scott M. · 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 G. · 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 W. · April 30, 2013
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  • pai

    My client just told me about their new 208 East 50th St location. Healthy Chinese food e.g. Goji berries + dates thrown in. Chinese herbal soups. One of few places in NYC where you can buy Pu'er tea!

    pai · April 23, 2013
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  • Jeffrey L.

    Try the Ancient Path tea!!

    Jeffrey L. · March 25, 2013
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  • Theron J.

    Great Atmosphere & Food...

    Theron J. · March 12, 2013
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  • Ryan M.

    Green tea utopia dessert. Don't leave without one.

    Ryan M. · March 2, 2013
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  • Niaree D.

    There is no boba. None. I repeat. No boba.

    Niaree D. · February 22, 2013
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  • Hunter B.

    Food and tea are still quite good. Service this time was horrible. So bad it might be our last visit. Painfully slow, wrong order, not good at making any amends. #Fail

    Hunter B. · February 17, 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 C. · February 15, 2013
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  • Jenny Z.

    White Monkey tea is fab. Very gentile and soul-fortifying stop in a frenetic city.

    Jenny Z. · December 25, 2012
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  • Wei

    Don't come here. They support Chinese cults.

    Wei · August 25, 2012
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  • Yunji

    Peach paradise - ice tea!! And mochi plate

    Yunji · August 17, 2012
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  • Greg B.

    Try the Gen Mai Cha - Delicious and unique (via @Foodspotting)

    Greg B. · December 14, 2011
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