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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503 (East Village)
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Ranked #3,126 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Neighborhood: East Village
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Neighborhood: East Village
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My daugther is obsessed with all things Japanese so cha-an was on her "must do" things for our trip to NYC. It's a tiny little restaurant, upstairs off of 9th Street in the Little Tokyo area of the East Village. Service and food is excellent and decor is interesting and beautiful. We enjoyed their hibiscus iced tea and their lunch... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I say late lunch because Cha-an only opens at 2pm till late night. They offer daily lunch set which includes a main dish with tea and dessert. Food was delicious and dessert was a chef's special- a surprise. Great place for lunch/afternoon tea - nice atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This place isn't one that stands out on 9th St but it's a gem of a place for a unique dessert. Someone had told me about this place so I decided to go one night after dinner. The place is very small....you walk up the stairs and you're greeted by the host/server. I only came for dessert and what they... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It's a small place that offers really good dessert and tea. Went with my friends after dinner for mochi, ice cream, and some tea for digestion. Nice place to hang out. Saw they also offer bento boxes for lunch, will definitely come back to try more stuff.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Japanese don't eat chicken teriyaki, tempura and sushi everyday. This is the place for non-Japanese to try ordinary-but-wonderful Japanese food. Service was great!

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San Diego, California
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30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

You go there for their desserts but they also offer good food. I really enjoy the chef selections. Cash only.

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