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Yaya Tea


807 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-9090
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Photo of Gaby Taccir Gaby Taccir
Jan 23, 2022 5

So excited to see ongiri being offered in Durham. I’ve tried the salmon, chicken, pork belly, and spam. Would order any of those again and a great size for a quick lunch. Also my first time trying milk tea and boba - should’ve ask for less sugar but that’s my bad. Still a delightful new treat.

Photo of Khalid Saleem Khalid Saleem
Feb 27, 2022 3

Good teas but they should add more variety to their menu and potentially look at improving the speed of service.

Photo of MiniMeJonas MiniMeJonas
Feb 5, 2022 5

Please please keep these guys in business!!! They have wonderful teas and onigiri, as well as a tasty menu of traditional Japanese dishes. I haven't seen it on the menu lately but their Japanese curry was such a comfort food for me. I also love all the cute merch and characters. Sometimes I go during a bad day at work and the ambiance and cute packaging always makes me smile. Please go support them and keep this little gem in business!

Photo of Jacqueline Cheng Jacqueline Cheng
Feb 28, 2022 5

Authentic bubble tea made with actual tea, NOT powder. Has authentic add ins as well, such as herbal jelly! Lots of tea options if you prefer a hot or iced tea to go. Very Instagram worthy interior and friendly staff. Highly recommend, tastes like it came from Taiwan!

Photo of Atom Atom
Mar 20, 2022 5

This place was such a chill and nice spot! The workers are all very sweet and personable. On top of that, the food was tasty!! Can't wait to come back.

Photo of J.T. Mertz J.T. Mertz
May 3, 2022 4

I like this place a lot. Chill atmosphere in what seems to be an office complex. Bubble/milk teas with some Japanese food. The rice balls are good but my one issue is that if you get a large one it seems to have the same amount of filling as the small so I'd suggest ordering two small ones instead of a large unless you just want extra rice.

Photo of Toria Haddad Toria Haddad
May 20, 2022 5

YaYa is one of the best teahouses in Durham. They have delicious tea and great toppings. Their food is absolutely amazing. I love the onigiri and spring rolls the best. They have several food options for most diets. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They also have a small section of merchandise and Asian snacks which is pretty cool as well.

Photo of Mbara Cisse Mbara Cisse
May 4, 2022 5

Yaya is the sickest place ever give Toby a 50$ raise he was the coolest sexiest barista ever and gave us stellar recommendations on what to order. 11/10 will be coming again

Photo of Mia Walker Mia Walker
Jun 18, 2022 5

Really liked this spot! The Hokkaido tea with boba added was really good, I got it at 75% sweetness and that was just the right amount for me. The plum onigiri was tasty and nicely packedged, with a small sized one being plenty filling. And the little plushes for sale were so cute! I only wish the seating was a little more comfortable.

Photo of Gabriela Rife Gabriela Rife
Jul 16, 2022 5

You can adjust the sweetness level of the tea and there are lots of add-ins, like bursting bubbles. The rice balls are amazing.

Photo of Caroline Pham Caroline Pham
Jul 19, 2022 4

Cute place, little hard to find if you entered the wrong way of the building. Onigiri’s are delicious, Definitely recommend getting one!

Photo of Rachel Porter Rachel Porter
Aug 5, 2022 5

I loved the salmon rice balls and their fruit iced teas. It was very delicious. I prefer no ice. It was just as good. I would recommend the 100% sugar for your tea but thats my preference.

Photo of Emily K Emily K
Oct 18, 2021 5

The fruit teas are very good! I got the sunrise and it was delicious. They have a wide selection of boba options too! The onigiri was also tasty, and the smalls are large. Yes service is a little slow but they’re making onigiri and tea, so I feel like that’s expected. Everywhere is understaffed right now, you just have to be understanding. The place is adorable too, very cute interior.

Photo of Elesabeth Galeas Elesabeth Galeas
Dec 13, 2021 5

By far the best boba tea place I’ve gone 😍 I’ve gone to several places whenever I’m at for work and this place is soo good! It was my first time trying the Japanese riceball 🍙 and it was amazing 🤩 The customer service is good, my order was ready in a few minutes, the place is nice and quiet, and there’s enough parking! If you can’t tell.. I fell in love and really recommend it 😁