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East Street Cafe

) #1,519 of 2,529 Restaurants in Washington DC ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian, Thai
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-371-6788
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good48%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“curries” (3 reviews)
“fried rice” (3 reviews)
“yellow curry” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai
££ - £££
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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...More

Thank ChuckandDave
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
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...More

Thank chinesesun
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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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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