Radiance Tea House & Books

Tea Room and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
104 Tips and reviews
  • tea
  • dumplings
  • woodear mushroom
  • quiet
  • vegetarian food
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  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlAugust 10, 2017
    The lunch special bento box dumpling sampler was amazing! $14. Very satisfying. Also the tea was refreshing & relaxing $9. I love the atmosphere. I came in after 11am and beat the rush.
  • Hind R.
    Hind RMay 25, 2017
    I love atmosphere, the chicken wantons. Their assorted cheesecake tastes so good so as their Mochi. We tried the three flower tea on a rainy cold day, it was perfect.
  • Tricia T.
    Tricia TanguyApril 29, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Relaxing, authentic, and absolutely lovely! Take a break from the crazy pace of midtown and enjoy their great selection of teas!
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanApril 14, 2017
    Good soup pork dumplings and mango ice cream. Very broad tea selection.
  • Angela Isabel
    Angela IsabelApril 11, 2017
    Very, very overpriced dishes, lack of communication, lots of mistakes
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeDecember 12, 2016
    Egg tofu and the spicy fish tofu casserole are my fav food items. The ginger milk tea is revitalizing!
  • Hector
    HectorNovember 6, 2016
    Wellness soup hits the spot. Extensive tea selection. Service could be better.
  • Laurea d.
    Laurea de OcampoSeptember 1, 2016
    Midtown oasis. Quiet, spacious tables, nice tea selection and solid Chinese food
  • Samantha K.
    Samantha KrayslaMay 25, 2016
    The tea is amazing. I am vegetarian they had amazing options. Bok Choy was delicious and eggplant too.
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.May 6, 2016
    Pricey - but damn those dumplings are good.
  • Jenna U.
    Jenna UllrichApril 28, 2016
    No bubble tea here!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DouglasApril 15, 2016
    While the tea and atmosphere are lovely, service is slow, so budget out a lot of time.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MaMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of teas
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerJanuary 14, 2016
    A gorgeous tea house! Soup dumplings are fantastic. And they have lots of cool books!
  • Nikhil S.
    Nikhil SudanDecember 17, 2015
    Tea. Biscuits. Dumplings.
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheDecember 2, 2015
    The Dong Ding Mountain Oolong tea was one of the best oolong teas I've had.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoxSeptember 29, 2015
    What a wonderful space! Savory and delicious bento boxes, a bounteous tea selection, and books!
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadAugust 13, 2015
    This may be my new go-to place to destress. Relax with a pot of tea and some dumplings. Tons of teas to choose from and you can buy loose tea to take home. Lovely little biscuits as well.
  • Danny C.
    Danny ChiaoJune 28, 2015
    pork belly buns, barbeque pork buns, and teas are on point. beautiful place.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishJune 15, 2015
    An amazing list of different type of teas. Ask your server with preferences as you most likely have no clue what any tea is
  • tina b.
    tina beansMay 21, 2015
    Religious/spiritual group affiliations aside, this place is a very relaxing and enjoyable Chinese-style tea parlor with tasty snacks and small plates.
  • minnie m.
    minnie mMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken noodles are the best!!!
  • Holiday
    HolidayFebruary 28, 2015
    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.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SteinkeFebruary 27, 2015
    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.
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluFebruary 7, 2015
    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.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CohenJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    North Midtown oasis. Great place to relax, read or play a board game.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelNovember 14, 2014
    The Moroccan mint tea was great. Be sure to order the soupy pork dumplings!
    Upvoted Dec 19, 2017
  • Arkadiy K.
    Arkadiy KukarkinJuly 25, 2014
    Overpriced even for its class and slower service than I could have imagined. Really wanted to like this place.
  • Connie
    ConnieJuly 19, 2014
    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.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KJune 7, 2014
    The "Crystal Shrimp Dumplings" are very good!
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMarch 30, 2014
    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.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KuoMarch 24, 2014
    Their teas and desserts are great but their food is hit or miss. Our BBQ pork buns came undercooked and doughy.
  • Theresa K.
    Theresa K.February 11, 2014
    Get the dumplings.
  • Abhishek R.
    Abhishek ReddyFebruary 1, 2014
    Everything is good here!
  • nous mangeons
    nous mangeonsJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Soupy pork dumplings lunch box! So good!
  • Abiola A.
    Abiola AbramsNovember 13, 2013
    Veggie dumplings. Yes. Spinach and mushrooms. Yes!
  • Anish B.
    Anish BNovember 9, 2013
    Tranquility in midtown!
  • E B.
    E BOctober 2, 2013
    Try the summer treasure tea!
  • Bette H.
    Bette HaAugust 4, 2013
    Great prices for menu items, service was a little slow.
  • TK ..
    TK .July 15, 2013
    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!
  • Cassandra
    CassandraJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite tea spot in Midtown. Quiet, peaceful, lovely bites and a tea list that's divine.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MillerJune 27, 2013
    This is one of the best restaurants
  • Kelly Ann G.
    Kelly Ann GonzalesJune 13, 2013
    You can get tea to go from here! They make it quite quickly. Iced mint tea is perfect on a hot midtown day ;)
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeJune 7, 2013
    Overpriced. Small portions. Lots of rain.
  • Angela R.
    Angela RMay 24, 2013
    Try the ocean breeze tea. Very smooth. No need for sugar
  • Andrea J.
    Andrea J.May 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great atmosphere. Soupy dumplings and iced teas are the best.
  • Alaia W.
    Alaia WilliamsApril 30, 2013
    Yummy shrimp wontons and lavender tea
  • pai
    paiApril 23, 2013
    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!
  • Cynthia D.
    Cynthia DrescherApril 7, 2013
    At $9, the Green Tea Cold Noodles is perhaps the most budget-friendly of the larger dishes, to make for a filling meal.
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LaiMarch 25, 2013
    Try the Ancient Path tea!!
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