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Minamoto Kitchoan

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509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10020-2303
(212) 489-3747
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
#1 for Japanese Sweets

I've only been to New York twice, but I have always returned to this shop and will always do so. Authentic japanese treats, beautifully displayed and wrapped. A little Japan in the heart of New York City. It is a bit pricy, but all is forgotten once you eat one of these treats. I always buy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Joanne S
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've only been to New York twice, but I have always returned to this shop and will always do so. Authentic japanese treats, beautifully displayed and wrapped. A little Japan in the heart of New York City. It is a bit pricy, but all is forgotten once you eat one of these treats. I always buy a couple of gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Every time I go to New York or SanFran I go to Kitchoan. The wagashi ( japanese sweets) is usually taken with tea, but I love it with coffee. Presentation is elegant, and beautiful- an art of Japanese confectionery. Love the Monaka (azuki bean filling ) between two layers; dorayaki $ 18.00-5 pcs$ .Their Baumkuchen- $ 27.00 (circular cake resembling... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Minamoto when walking to Central Park a few weeks ago, and we are hooked! It looks like a jewelry store inside, all the pastries are in lighted cases and presented beautifully. If you're buying a gift box of a dozen items, it may be pricey but for just one or two items it's less... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Nicely wrapped, beautiful looking and delicious Japanese with a big price tag. Worth trying once when you are in New York City. Will make nice gifts too. The environment in the store also gives you the feeling of being in Japan. The staff is friendly and helpful, especially if you are trying for the first time.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The store sells authentic traditional-style Japanese snacks/treats. I typically buy them for my parents when I visit them as snacks are not sold everywhere in the US. It is not cheap (it is not cheap in Japan either) and usually given as a gift.

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really nice wagashi. I liked their seasonal persimmon wagashi. Even their mochi with red bean (the long leaf / fish shaped one) is better than the normal one. Very tasty. Eat them with tea.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I gave my G/F candies from Minamoto Kitchoan on Valentine's Day. She loved them! It's not your typical gift...and she loved the originality. :)

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I am definitely in love with this place! during my trip, I went in this magic place, every single day for a couple of different mochi!! I love it!

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Reinach, Aargau, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Delicious traditional japan's pastries to take away. Japanese culture in every inch. Perfect experience.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Definitely check this out, it is worth a stop off 5th ave. Japanese pastries are known for their beauty as well as deliciousness and this place is no exception - I came here on advice of a friend and was not disappointed. Be mindful that although it is expensive ($6 for a small pastry?! could get something as filling in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10020-2303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 489-3747
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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