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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Stumbled upon cha-an with my girlfriend and didn't know what to expect from a "tea house". We were both amazed at how beautiful it was inside. Everything from the decor, to the friendly and attentive staff, to the GORGEOUS presentation of the food and tea made it a very special - and reasonable - experience. A must if you enjoy... More 

Thank Kyle J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I've been to Cha An a lot of times and it never disappointed me. The place is small so sometimes there is a line to get in. Once you sit down, though, the atmosphere is calm and cozy. The decor and presentations are very Japanese. The menu is full of Asian creativity. I almost always share Chef's set with friends.... More 

Thank Xin S
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a wonderful hidden "gem". The entrance is up a set of wooden stairs like visiting a true Japanese Tea House and the menu has the teas and snacks of Japan. We enjoyed a wonderful Matcha and "Moji" . Also available are lunches along with a variety of teas. I have come on my own to enjoy a pot... More 

Thank StellaHobo
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Thus unassuming little Japanese tea house tucked in a second floor of a row of nondescript low rise buildings on 9th Street is just out of the way enough to feel like a special find! It's in fact well known amoung nearby NYU students and other in the know locals and visitors. My friend was a frequent visitor but hadn't... More 

Thank elycee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

A tiny upstairs teahouse that was authentic in Japanese décor and immaculate presentations. The savoury bento boxes and desserts are of equal good quality. Perfect place to hide from the hustle and bustle. Don’t miss any of the desserts, your mouth will thank you!

Thank MCHToronto
London, United Kingdom
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534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lovely Japanese tea and cake place also serving simple lunches. You feel you are in Japan at this second floor small restaurant. Lunch special Donburi Unagi Kabayaki sliced grilled eel with shredded egg. Famous for tea and Japanese deserts. Chakura set $24. Delightful would come again. Bathrooms were clean too

Thank JNWSuisse
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

The dessert sampler was good but I enjoyed their tea more. It was very cold that day and it was just perfect to get a cup of warm tea. This place is great for dates and catching up with your friends.

Thank hjoeng
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

A little over half year since our last visit and we have revisited this wonderful restaurant that serves great Japanese desserts. We still find this place serves the very best of Japanese desserts.

Thank mkh628
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

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 

Thank Tian Q
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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Staying in East Village

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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