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509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10020-2303 (Manhattan)
(212) 489-3747
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Ranked #560 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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pa
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350 reviews 350 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Howell, Nj
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I visited here yesterday with a friend and my boyfriend during all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, yet all of the staff was friendly and relaxed. It is true that the prices area little high, but keep in mind that this place is in the city! My boyfriend got the Tsuya (sweet red beans sandwiched between... More 

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Additional Information about Minamoto Kitchoan

Address: 509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10020-2303
Phone Number: (212) 489-3747
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Cuisine: Bakery

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