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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-228-8030
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sesame” (7 reviews)
“bento box” (3 reviews)
“donburi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

To mix the evening up, decided on having our dessert at cha-an following dinner at a restaurant in the area.. Not being a qualified/seasoned tea drinker I'll defer to the other tea reviewers. I selected the "Jewelry Box" to share with my guest anticipating that...More

Thank URNYCritic
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

LOVES the black sesame ice cream, but was disappointed by the lavender mint cold brew tea – it wasn't all that cold, nor did the mint really come through. Service was also a bit slow and the table next to us actually left because they...More

Thank tlee102
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We almost missed this wonderful teahouse tucked in between several restaurants and up the stairs in a small room on the second floor. The atmosphere was cool and comfortable and gave you the feeling of being someplace other than a hot, crowded city. I don't...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Delicious and beautifully prepared desserts. Highly recommend for tea + dessert. Feels authentically Japanese and offers a unique menu.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went here after having dinner in china town cuz my wife and I wanted to try a 'japanese dessert place'. Found it on trip advisor and decided to give a try. We were two adults and our twin five year olds. The lady told...More

Thank Eddy L
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I arrived 20 minutes after opening on a Sunday and the wait was an hour. Not surprising considering the size, perhaps 15 tables. Tea is fantastic, also enjoyed a unique soba beer. The menu offers some surprising fusion dishes and we couldn't resist trying something...More

Thank Evan F
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lovely Japanese tea shop specializing in Asian patisserie. Excellent selection of teas, prepared with care. Adore the delicate desserts. If you're dining solo but it's not too crowded, ask to be seated at a table rather than the bar (so you don't miss the ambiance).

1  Thank Mir M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The best kept secret! Climb up the stairs and find yourself in the cutest traditional Japanese tea house. The perfect place to meet a friend for an intimate conversation. Cha-An offers a variety of bento boxes with a variety of small appetizers and pastries. Try...More

1  Thank Emmanuelle L
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place has a really eclectic menu, with great dessert options. However, it gets pretty crowded and the wait tends to extend past 30 minutes, even at 9pm at night on a weekday. I would recommend calling ahead to reserve by phone (if they allow...More

Thank Nana B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stumbled upon cha-an with my girlfriend and didn't know what to expect from a "tea house". We were both amazed at how beautiful it was inside. Everything from the decor, to the friendly and attentive staff, to the GORGEOUS presentation of the food and tea...More

Thank Kyle J
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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  • Address: 230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-8030
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