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Rio Hill Shopping Center 1864 Rio Hill Center Charlottesville, VA 22901
1864 Rio Hill CenterUSVirginiaCharlottesville22901
$$Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Tuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PMFriday 11AM–10PMSaturday 11AM–10PMSunday ClosedMonday 11AM–10PM
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"The best boba Thai Iced Tea I have ever had!"
"Friendly family atmosphere."
"They also have great lunch specials."
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Eli Bosley
2 months ago
This place is great! It looks shabby from the outside but is actually one of the nicest Asian restaurants in Cville
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Nicole Poticha
a month ago
The best boba Thai Iced Tea I have ever had!
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Christopher Denny
a year ago
Few places have ever provided me such welcoming and wholesome service. The food was excellent too. Would definitely recommend and will visit when I come back to town again.
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Corrie Davidson
3 years ago
Hidden in a strip mall off Rt 29 in Charlottesville, this little oasis of a restaurant was a welcome respite from the fast food chains that surround the area. The staff is amazingly friendly, eager to please, and very attentive - down to the detail of making sure my pot of Fresh Mixed Fruit Tea was sweetened to the right degree (it was, and is a soothing nectar that I will dream about whenever I am sick) and that I ate my pork bun at the right temperature. Paper cranes and swans suspended from the ceiling in a colorful origami display lend some whimsy to this dimly-lit, and nicely appointed strip-mall restaurant. The music varies from delicate harp melodies to simple bird calls, complimented by the light trickling of water from the entryway fountain. The kitchen is separated by glass, giving the feel of a market shack at one end and only adding to the ambiance. While the majority of the menu will look like any Chinese take out place in America, the teas (served by the pot) and the freshness of the food's preparation elevate this from just a lunch and dinner destination, to a place to come for a comforting hot beverage and snack anytime. Try the dim sum menu for small portions. The Gyoza was fresh, light, crispy and flavorful. The Pork Bun was more like a giant steamed dumpling than the ones I've had over the years, but it was still good. The steamed dumplings were actually quite large and doughy - almost a meal in their own right. Everything was so fresh! The fried bananas were a delightful way to cap off the meal, with a light crispness, drizzle of honey and smattering of sesame seeds.
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Steven Snider
11 months ago
Kyoto, or should I say "Land of Many Dreams", is a magical place. When I walk in, I know that I'll be greeted warmly. Soon, I'll be sitting in a cozy booth, sipping on my favorite Citrus Honey Tea, preparing to order a tempura bento box. Will it be scallops today? I think so! It may take longer than other places, but the food is prepared with care, and it's simply more time to enjoy the serene music and calming atmosphere. Parking is a snap, and you can always walk off your meal at TJ Maxx afterwards. What a treasure!
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Mrs. G
a year ago
This is my favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. I think the only explanation for why it's not more crowded is that it's not in a popular area. Everything I've ordered here was delicious and fresh, but I especially love their terriyaki bento boxes. The bento boxes give you a lot of food for a very reasonable price: soup and salad to start, then meat, rice, gyoza, tempura vegetables, seaweed salad, and a slice of pineapple. I highly recommend this place.
Laura McKenna
2 years ago
From out if town needed a quick place to eat.Found unexpected loved the udon soup not on menu but made it for them. Prices were great and service was over the top. Friendly family atmosphere. If we lived in the area we would be here all the time.
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Michelle Bolding
4 years ago
Amazing. I are there for lunch today (Dec 20, 2011). The waiter was fantastic and the food was great. They also have great lunch specials.