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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
212-228-8030
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
5 o'clock tea

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Alexandra K
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New York City, New York
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Atlanta
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

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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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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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