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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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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good53%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“curries” (3 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“bulgogi” (2 reviews)
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Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Unit GE172, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Quick and satisfying meal before getting on a train. Less than half an hour between getting seated and finishing the meal. An oasis in the hubbub of Union Station. Tom yum noodle soup every time I visit!

Thank Adv4Me
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We have eaten here once before several years ago and enjoyed our meal, this time we were disappointed, two of our group tried the special which was a Miso Ramen Soup, the broth was lacking in flavor and the dish itself just not very good....More

Thank VinoBambinos
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

As my title says this was oddly the best lunch we had during our visit. We just happened to be at the station and this seemed to be the cleanest. It was a nice surprise. I didn’t want to eat on the bottom level of...More

Thank Cashkoala
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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