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East Street Cafe

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50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-371-6788
09:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick bite to eat, were hungry for Thai, and found this great little restaurant on the upper level of union station. They offer a variety of dishes from many Asian countries. We had the fresh summer rolls (Phillipines) that were a nice somewhat sweet start, then had the Singaporean noodles, a nice yellow curry... More 

Thank ChuckandDave
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had spent a day sight seeing and were going to catch our shuttle which departs from Union Station. We decided to grab a quick meal and were not disappointed. The service was efficient, the meal tasty and generous in size and price reasonable.

Thank MG051977
Austin, Texas
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169 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

On the second level of Union Station is a small, eclectic Asian restaurant. Chinese fried rice dishes, Thai curries, and large noodle soups were all tasty and filling. The menu includes some Korean, Japanese, Filipino and Vietnamese options too. Not too spicy. Even a "very hot" dish was a tad mild. For the location, this place is very good.

Thank chinesesun
Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Better food than expected in a railway station. I had my first General Tso's Chicken here. It is in a relatively quiet corner of Union Station.

Thank abrunvoll
Mitchellville, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I love the Grilled Veggies!! They give you a choice of brown or white rice and a generous portion of grilled veggies including zucchini, carrots, stringed beans, onions, mushrooms, broccoli and three wonderful rectangles of grilled tofu. The teriyaki sauce is delicious.

Thank DDelights_Travels
Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Decent meal while waiting for the train. I think right now it's the best restaurant at Union Station.

Thank DOGStreet
Kill Devil Hill
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The last time I was traveling in Washington, DC, I was on my way out of the city and looking for somewhere to grab a quick meal in Union Station and kill some time before catching my train back home. I was lucky enough to find the East Street Cafe tucked away on the upper mezzanine on the opposite end... More 

Thank Brian B
Clifton, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I work near here and am often dragged here by my friends as they go here all the time. They like it for the variety. However, I'm not sure what they mean by that as you can order the same dish 5 days a week and it will be different every time.

Thank ElizaSC
Alrington, VA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

East Street Cafe is a wonderful Asian restaurant in a tucked away alcove in Union Station. I'm a vegetable person, and East Street Café has a great menu full of dishes with lots of fresh vegetables such as green and red bell pepper, broccoli, carrots, squash, mushrooms, cauliflower, and many more. I love their salmon teriyaki, which comes with a... More 

Thank Nancy M
Herndon, VA
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210 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My favorite is Curry Laksa an Indonesian noodle soup with chicken and tofu. It is more than enough to satisfy your appetite. The offerings are quite diverse, coming from all over asia including india. three heats of curries, fried rice, noodle dishes as well. some nice entree-sized soups to pick from as well.

Thank webbuzzard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-371-6788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?