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“Afternoon tea Japanese style” 4 of 5 stars
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cha-an
230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503 (East Village)
212-228-8030
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Ranked #3,573 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Neighborhood: East Village
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Neighborhood: East Village
Quezon City, Philippines
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“Afternoon tea Japanese style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

For just $18 for a solo afternoon tea set, this is a steal! It includes 2 small sandwiches, five kinds of japanese-inspired fusion desserts (scones, muffins and macarons with a Japanese twist) and your choice of tea (their tea selections are very extensive!). The zen ambiance is a plus. All the staff are Japanese, so there's this sense of authenticity. And since the staff is Japanese, the service is topnotch (not the typical New York service -- just saying...). I would recommend this place if you want a quiet afternoon alone or an intimate conversation with friends. Oh and by the way, their toilet is the high-tech Japanese one (with all the buttons), so you should check that out too.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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“probably should be 2.5 stars.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

probably should be 2.5 stars.

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“delicate flavors. great...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

delicate flavors. great tea selection

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“Great Japanese Tea house. I heard the Mochi is great. Hate MOCHI!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

Great Japanese Tea house. I heard the Mochi is great. Hate MOCHI!

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“Have you tryied thier 'sen-cha'? It's from the young grean tea leaves and so mild and soft. Desserts are unique.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

Have you tryied thier 'sen-cha'? It's from the young grean tea leaves and so mild and soft. Desserts are unique.

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