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East Street Cafe

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-371-6788
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good56%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (3 reviews)
“bulgogi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while waiting for an Amtrak train at union station. I had a grilled chicken salad with peanut sauce, partner had chicken curry. Both were quite good and reasonably priced. It’s a busy place at lunch time, so my guess is it’s pretty popular...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I fit in a quick lunch at Union Station before boarding a train. The yellow curry dish was filled with fresh vegetables and a nice side of rice. Although the place was packed, service was friendly and fast. The menu has lots of Asian/Japanese/Thia options....More

Thank BuffettBrink
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Neat location in the Union station. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Food was fresh and fast. Spice and flavor are on point. Menus need a good cleaning. Prices are decent for the area and what you get. Otherwise was very pleased overall for our...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were looking for something more than burgers and the options at the food court so we were surprised by this find upstairs. My boyfriend got the BBQ pork, which he enjoyed very much and I got the bulgogi. Both dishes came with rice, steamed...More

Thank Joyanne S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Grabbed lunch before catching a train. Nice environment and decent food. Service was a bit inattentive. It is quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of the train station. Good spot if you are not in a rush.

Thank nycfamilyt2013
Reviewed 4 June 2017

My granddaughter and I took a bus trip to DC and we stopped at Union Station for lunch. We decided to forego fast food and found this really nice restaurant on an upper level. She had her first ever mango juice and we both had...More

Thank mzwelker
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Food was not acceptable. Asked for the Thai rice and it tasted like smoked rice. Vegetables were burnt. Overall not a good restaurant. I do not recommend it.

Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I stopped here for lunch after getting off the train, and I thought the East Street Cafe was an excellent choice. It is not expensive, and service is quick. The food was really delicious. I had the grilled chicken barbecue which was 3 skewers of...More

Thank DonH
Reviewed 10 April 2017

East Street Cafe hasn't changed in the 17 years I've been going - and that's fine. The food is tasty and delivered quickly, there are options for everyone - Thai, Korean, FIlipino, and more cuisines are featured here. I personally go for the noodle dishes...More

Thank Belle W
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place is located in Union Station and we ended up here because it smelled so great when we walked by. The service was average and the food was surprisingly good. The spicy basil chicken was awesome. They do not have a kids menu which...More

Thank missyh606
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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