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Matcha Time Cafe

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3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4898
+1 410-418-4832
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a late lunch feast that included miso soup, seaweed salad, Gyudon, cucumber roll, and Inarizushi. Everything was great. Walk up to order, and the food will be served.

Thank David G
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tried this small and nice place after we moved to Ellicott City. The lady owner is very nice I talked to her once. People are great. Though it gets pretty busy sometimes but still I love hanging out in this place. Any orders are placed and paid at the register. Glad to know they finally back.

Thank KG-Wili
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Popped in real quick for a roll and a chai latte and everything was amazing, I'll certainly be stopping in here again!

Thank Zane J
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I love Matcha Time Cafe. I've been going there for about 2.5 years now. In the last year I go about once a week! It's one of the few cafes around that really understands how to properly brew tea, and has many high quality tea options. My husband doesn't really like tea, but loves their iced herbal teas. Matcha Time... More 

Thank umhokie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped there for a quick lunch. This is a nice but small Japanese place. The ramen was good. You can choose either regular or large size. In my opinion, the regular size is already pretty large. The service here is good, too.

Thank Zena S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The place is awesome. The food is amazing and the fact that everything is made fresh is a plus. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Shernise R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful little gem this cafe is. It's very small, but their food and their drinks are spectacular. I honestly think this place is a must.

Thank Probably C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

With the lack of genuine Japanese restaurants in our area - reading through the glowing reviews of this cafe seemed like a godsend. My sister and I decided to take our Japanese mother out to lunch for her birthday. Parking is a challenge, but we were fortunate and nabbed a spot pretty early. Walking inside, the place is tiny. Two... More 

Thank Kathy A
Hatsumi W, Owner at Matcha Time Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and bringing to our attention the situation you faced during your visit! First, our most humble apologies for any misunderstandings. We are not a wait-service restaurant, but rather a counter service cafe. While we do bring your order to your table, all orders are placed and paid at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to talk because the atmosphere is comfortable, clean and quiet. There is nice lighting, tasteful decor, but there are no outlets- so come for conversation or with devices fully charged. Solar batteries would be perfect!

Thank teramari
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a lovely little Japanese tea place (I'm not really sure how to classify it). Tea (and coffee, too) are freshly prepared, and the service is as excellent as the tea. I haven't eaten there, but if the quality of the food matches that of the tea and service, then I'm sure it's a meal to be enjoyed. It's... More 

Thank Amanda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Cafe, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4898
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-418-4832
Matcha Time Cafe is a Japanese owned and operated tea cafe and gift shop in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The cafe features a variety of hand-selected Internationally Award-winning teas along with in-house made pastries, sushi and other goodies. The gift shop features unique items from Japan along with crafts made in the USA by Japanese and American artisans.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?