Radiance Tea House & Books

Tea Room and Asian Restaurant · Theater District
158 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY 10019, United States
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
$ $ $ $
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  • tea
  • dumplings
  • woodear mushroom
  • desserts
  • purple yam
  • green tea
  • iced tea
  • quiet
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  • milk tea
  • wontons
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  • Michael C.

    What a wonderful space! Savory and delicious bento boxes, a bounteous tea selection, and books!

    Michael Cox · September 29
  • Jessica L.

    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.

    Jessica Latorre · August 13
  • Danny C.

    pork belly buns, barbeque pork buns, and teas are on point. beautiful place.

    Danny Chiao · June 28
  • Alex F.

    An amazing list of different type of teas. Ask your server with preferences as you most likely have no clue what any tea is

    Alex Fish · June 15
  • tina b.

    Religious/spiritual group affiliations aside, this place is a very relaxing and enjoyable Chinese-style tea parlor with tasty snacks and small plates.

    tina beans · May 21
  • minnie m.

    Chicken noodles are the best!!!

    minnie m · March 22
  • 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 · February 28
  • 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 · February 27
  • 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 · February 7
  • Jonathan C.

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

    Jonathan Cohen · January 18
  • Brian M.

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

    Brian Michael · November 14, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jennifer K.

    The "Crystal Shrimp Dumplings" are very good!

    Jennifer K · June 7, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Danielle O.

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

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

    Get the dumplings.

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

    Everything is good here!

    Abhishek Reddy · February 1, 2014
  • nous mangeons

    Soupy pork dumplings lunch box! So good!

    nous mangeons · January 17, 2014
  • Abiola A.

    Veggie dumplings. Yes. Spinach and mushrooms. Yes!

    Abiola Abrams · November 13, 2013
  • Anish B.

    Tranquility in midtown!

    Anish B · November 9, 2013
  • E B.

    Try the summer treasure tea!

    E B · October 2, 2013
  • Bette H.

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

    Bette Ha · August 4, 2013
  • 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
  • Cassandra

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

    Cassandra · July 6, 2013
  • Scott M.

    This is one of the best restaurants

    Scott Miller · June 27, 2013
  • 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
  • Andrew L.

    Overpriced. Small portions. Lots of rain.

    Andrew Le · June 7, 2013
  • Angela R.

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

    Angela R · May 24, 2013
  • Andrea J.

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

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

    Yummy shrimp wontons and lavender tea

    Alaia Williams · April 30, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeffrey L.

    Try the Ancient Path tea!!

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

    Great Atmosphere & Food...

    Theron Jones · March 12, 2013
  • Ryan M.

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

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

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

    Niaree D · February 22, 2013
  • 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 Boyle · February 17, 2013
  • 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
  • Jenny Z.

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

    Jenny Zimmerman · December 25, 2012
  • Wei

    Don't come here. They support Chinese cults.

    Wei · August 25, 2012
  • Yunji

    Peach paradise - ice tea!! And mochi plate

    Yunji · August 17, 2012
  • Steve K.

    They serve boba here!

    Steve Ko · June 10, 2012
  • Andre R.

    Such a great experience.

    Andre Ribeiro · April 21, 2012
  • Leon S.

    The chicken wontons are phenomenal.

    Leon Smith · April 2, 2012
  • Nico V.

    Oasis in Midtown. Get there and then Zen.

    Nico V. · March 11, 2012
  • Kunal K.

    Great place to hang out with friends on a relaxed weekend afternoon, and sample a wide variety of interesting tea.

    Kunal Kundaje · January 21, 2012
  • Lauren V.

    Hot almond milk tea. Cold wellness elixir tea. Really good.

    Lauren Victoria · January 8, 2012

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