|290 Exchange Blvd, Rochester NY, 14608|
|CLOSED (as of 2012)|
iTastea was a teahouse and noodle bar that used all-natural ingredients in their products. They used natural organic teas to make various bubble teas. Free Wi-Fi and reading material was available.
They had opened in September of 2010.
They closed in June 2012 with intentions of reopening in another spot, but have yet to do so. Check their Facebook page for any updates.
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2010-09-16 20:51:18 iTastea was incredible! I went with my boyfriend tonight and they were so nice. They had a relaxing piano jazz playing, the lighting was bright and the decor was simple and elegant. The bubble tea was so good! The guy stayed open a little late just for us and was really informative and cordial. We even tried some of their slices of cake which were also really delicious, light and airy. I will definitely be going back in the near future :) —AshleyGlenn
2010-10-06 07:57:14 Went here for lunch during the week. Place was empty and server appeared like we were her first customers ever. Food was actually pretty good, but the whole place appears unorganized - menu was not ready (they had to give us a menu plus multiple pictures of other dishes not on the menu), and they told us that they were "caught off-guard" when we came in for lunch. The food is reasonable but a bit expensive compared to what you can get at other asian noodle places in the area. The views are nice so that makes up for their lack of organization and business sense. —goldengirl217
2010-10-06 12:19:19 Went in yesterday for lunch with my husband and let me tell you, it was great. My husband isn't a big asian-food guy, but he slurped up those noodles! The server was very very nice and attentive even giving us 10% for the next time we come in. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, especially when you consider that all it is organic and eco-friendly. They just opened not too long ago (just about three weeks now), so they have room to learn, but honestly, as I went it was perfect and I plan to go many more times very soon! —DanicaValazza
2010-10-19 16:42:41 First, noodles and teas were delicious. Second, love the view and the interior is so zen, elegant, and peaceful. I visit this place weekly. —food4u
2010-12-09 21:46:12 Here's a quick photo review and some kind words about iTastea-a great-looking place with great-tasting noodles!
2011-02-25 11:05:45 Went here with a friend on a weeknight. We both had a seafood noodle soup in a hot pot (I forget what it's called). The soup was awesome, especially for winter, and had a great heat to it without being murderously spicy. We decided to go after reading the City article that said the food was good, but that the service was poor and the dishes were dirty. The service was great, and the dishes were perfectly clean. Please don't read the City article and decide not go - I want this place to stay open! The server/cook was super friendly and attentive. —erin
2011-02-26 18:17:47 Steaming bowls of noodle dishes are a great way to combat winter misery in Rochester. I was excited to read in City that there was a new noodle bar opening in Corn Hill. Despite the harsh review, I gave it a try, and was pleasantly surprised. The food was fresh, the ingredients were carefully prepared, the owner was polite, and the dinnerware was spotless. Recommended! —dphil97
2011-03-21 10:37:26 The decor is a bit plain, the waitress doesn't seem to be very experienced, and I don't like that they serve tap water without ice. I'm not even a big fan of their teas; my bubble tea had absolutely no flavor. However, the food is delicious and that is what's most important. The potstickers are yummy and I have also had the dan dan noodles and the chili tomato egg noodles. They were delicious. I just wish I lived closer so I could get takeout too! —micha
2011-03-22 15:28:57 A group of us wanted to try iTastea for lunch on Saturday (3/19); we showed up at 3pm and were told that they close from 3pm to 5pm to get ready for dinner service. I couldn't find this anywhere on their site or hand-out menu. We did call to find out what kind of oil they use for cooking and frying (vegetable), so we should have asked about their hours then. I guess we'll have to try again! —SushiGirl
2011-05-19 15:04:05 Got the curry pot and loved it. I also like sitting at the counters overlooking the river. The owner is a very polite and humble man who is trying hard to provide good food at a fair price. Worth a lunch visit, I'll be back the next time I'm in the neighborhood. —ErikReinert
2011-07-23 13:25:52 My boyfriend and I visited a few months ago. The veggie potstickers were fantastic (so good that we ordered a second helping of them). I appreciated their ability to make a variety of vegetarian menu items and their very large cups of tea. The guy behind the counter was incredibly nice and helpful. —elizabethyockel
2012-01-04 18:19:00 Not a lot of seating, but the noodles are made locally and are my favorite in town —JasonS
2012-03-22 17:52:00 Only been once but I thought it was great. A late Saturday lunch the owner was the only one there serving and cooking. Sat at the counter looking over the river. The noodles were very good the space was very bright and clean, plates and silverware were clean as well. I will definitely be back! —karlos