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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, Seating

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Real Deal

I have a thought. If I experience a meal from another culture in the right atmosphere, I have taken a brief vacation, without the security screening, packing and jet-lag. Is this why we go to restaurants? If so, Cha-An Teahouse is one great vacation. Questions: Will a teahouse serve an ample... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
J W
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had desser sampler, which includes tea parfait, black sesame ice-cream, sesame brûlée, homemade mochi, and two pieces of homemade japans biscuits), and Green Tea Anmitsu. The presentation is pretty and delicate. But the dessert is below my expectation. Compared to other Japanese restaurant offering traditional desserts in East village, Cha-An's dessert has no impressive taste. I think I would... More 

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Thank Tian Q
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

the set menu used to be really good, in terms of taste, quality, and the amount of food is decent. everything was good.then they took away the tea that used to be included in the set meal(it was only a little pinch of loose tea, but now if you ask for a cup of tea,they charge $5 which was over... More 

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Thank Barbara L
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I have a thought. If I experience a meal from another culture in the right atmosphere, I have taken a brief vacation, without the security screening, packing and jet-lag. Is this why we go to restaurants? If so, Cha-An Teahouse is one great vacation. Questions: Will a teahouse serve an ample meal to a hungry post-matinee theatre-goer? Am I too... More 

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Thank J W
North York, Ontario
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A nice little place of Japanese tea and dessert. It sits in East Village. Love the atmosphere, nice and quiet. Decoration was delicate and background music was soothing. We had chamomile and lavender mint tea, and black sesame crème brulee. Tea was good and dessert was nice. If you happen to spend some time in East Village, you might want... More 

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Thank 28WCC
Baltimore
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552 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank Tunaidi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Giselle B
New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Ginny2046
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank mkh628
Union, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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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