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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
212-228-8030
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2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome desserts!

Cha-An is a cozy little Japanese tea and dessert place. The appetizers are a hit or miss. The teas are definitely overpriced, but the desserts are well worth it. The green tea parfait and the black sesame creme brulee are amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Cha-An is a cozy little Japanese tea and dessert place. The appetizers are a hit or miss. The teas are definitely overpriced, but the desserts are well worth it. The green tea parfait and the black sesame creme brulee are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A friend took me to this place and said that it was really good. The place is small but the food is really good. The service is nice and the bathrooms are clean. Thumbs up for this place. You can enjoy everything from mochi to green tea cookies.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was there with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon. This Japanese decoration located in the second floor, you will see bamboo and wood. It seemed quiet and a bit dark but it's not bothering you to see Japanese waitresss' clear smiling faces. We sat in the corner next to the window while a few other guests scattered around. We... More 

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite places for Japanese dessert. It was recommended to me by my niece. It turns out a really superb place to have all those delicious Japanese desserts. The dessert colors and flavors were marvelous. This place has fine customer service and great ambience too. I am planning my next visit when I am in town... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stopped by to check out this tea house yesterday with 2 of my girl friends not expecting to stay 4 hours there, but we did! The staff was very respectful, not rushing us out of the restaurant, greeting us with smiles throughout our entire time there. Food came quickly, and went above and beyond our expectations. We ordered their lunch... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good place to have quick tea and try Chinese desserts and snacks. As per price, it is affordable. Tasty tea variations. I recommend to try lemon-verbena tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Chocolate soufflé wonderful the black sesame brûlée the best In New York. Highly recommend. We totally loved it and the service was great too!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

They don't rush you here. That being said, the place is so popular in the evenings I feel guilty if I take too long. The desserts are just sweet enough to tickle your palate, but not overwhelming to stave you off a second round if you so desire. But then again, I have quite the sweet tooth but I like... More 

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Weston, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The quality and atmosphere of this cozy tea house were a pleasant surprise. We were looking for a restaurant for dinner but ended up in this tea house. We ordered souffles, flan and mochi. The flan was pale green with a subtle flavor of basil, very refreshing! The souffles was also light but with a wonderful balance between the sweetness... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Loved the desserts and tea. Really cozy and a place to just chat with friends. The sesame creme brulee was really good if you like sesame. It was topped with a sesame ice cream too. My friends had a sakura flan and a green tea roll with sake ice cream. the sake ice cream was good and the sakura flan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-228-8030
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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