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“Cute, zen-like place”
Review of cha-an

cha-an
Ranked #178 of 432 Dessert in New York City
Neighborhood: East Village
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Neighborhood: East Village
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Cute, zen-like place”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

This is a typical Japanese tea house type of restaurant which offers quality food that's also pretty to look at. It's a good place to go for dessert after dinner, or maybe have a late meal in the afternoon. But if you come here on a busy Friday night, the wait could be very long because it's not that kind of place where people eat and run.

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea Japanese style”
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
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“probably should be 2.5 stars.”
Reviewed August 12, 2009

probably should be 2.5 stars.

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“delicate flavors. great...”
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!”
Reviewed August 28, 2008

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

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