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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-228-8030
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

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
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been to Cha An a lot of times and it never disappointed me. The place is small so sometimes there is a line to get in. Once you sit down, though, the atmosphere is calm and cozy. The decor and presentations are very Japanese....More

Thank Xin S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a wonderful hidden "gem". The entrance is up a set of wooden stairs like visiting a true Japanese Tea House and the menu has the teas and snacks of Japan. We enjoyed a wonderful Matcha and "Moji" . Also available are lunches along...More

Thank StellaHobo
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Thus unassuming little Japanese tea house tucked in a second floor of a row of nondescript low rise buildings on 9th Street is just out of the way enough to feel like a special find! It's in fact well known amoung nearby NYU students and...More

Thank elycee
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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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