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Minamoto Kitchoan

509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10020-2303 (Manhattan)
(212) 489-3747
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Ranked #584 of 11,648 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: Manhattan
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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San Francisco, California
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491 reviews 491 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

- Beautiful pieces of mochi; like pieces of art! - FRESH and soft mochi; like fluffy pillows of yummy goodness! - My faves are the ones with red bean paste, green tea or delicately coated in black sesame or peanut The prices here are a little expensive, but worth it for what you get.

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