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509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10022-5501
+1 212-489-3747
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon 11:00 - 11:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The store was very pretty. I had a hard time deciding what to buy. I bought different bits and pieces to try. I also bought a small mango mochi and requested they gift wrap it. The lady was so nice and she wrapped it so prettily and for free, too. I particularly liked the mochi flavored items. Would recommend it... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful little shop for your top-of-the-line omiyage (Japanese gift) needs. Delicious dongos, cookies, cakes, and Japanese treats with superior service. A far more pedestrian (and inexpensive) option would be Dainobu on W 56th.

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Minamoto Kitchoan is a clean and elegant place. The treats are too sweet for my liking, but a nice splurge for someone with a sweet tooth. The products would make delightful gifts for any occasion. My issue came with the treatment I received during my last visit. The staff was helping customers when I arrived. Not a problem. Though I... More 

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Thank AkosiaNYC
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Minamoto is a fanastic find not far from MOMA . The staff speaks more Japanese than English, which is a good sign because their mochi is also truly Japanese , made to perfection. It's a treat to go in this store, and if you have never had a Japanese bean cake or mochi, this is where you want to buy... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

If you haven't had the real mochi--not the prepackaged in plastic kind--you should stop by for a sample. It is so delicate, soft and it will remind you of mochi you can buy in Japan. Try the green tea and also the white peach. Don't forget to stop at Royce (silky smooth Japanese chocolate) right next door for more samples!!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was a very interesting sweet shop. I am always intrigued by authentic Japanese sweet shops. The way they display their samples is unique. We bought an assortment of items from this shop. Some were great, some were odd. We had: Hakutou Jelly - the hubby liked this, it wasn't my favorite. It was too sweet and had too much... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This really is a special bakery shop! They have all sorts of traditional red bean, green tea mochi and other kinds that will just blow you out of the water! I really haven't been to another Japanese bakery like this place, and its a great place to treat yourself to some sweet snacks or buy some for gifts! Totally worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

If you are a Mochi lover (and I don't mean the little mushy bits that people put on their Pinkberry Ice cream...), you have GOT to try Minamoto Kitchoan. Even if you don't like Mochi (or never tried it), you should walk in just for the beautiful display. Every piece is artfully displayed, perfectly decorated, and--if you eat it--amazingly delicious.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

I've only been to New York twice, but I have always returned to this shop and will always do so. Authentic japanese treats, beautifully displayed and wrapped. A little Japan in the heart of New York City. It is a bit pricy, but all is forgotten once you eat one of these treats. I always buy a couple of gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Every time I go to New York or SanFran I go to Kitchoan. The wagashi ( japanese sweets) is usually taken with tea, but I love it with coffee. Presentation is elegant, and beautiful- an art of Japanese confectionery. Love the Monaka (azuki bean filling ) between two layers; dorayaki $ 18.00-5 pcs$ .Their Baumkuchen- $ 27.00 (circular cake resembling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Madison Ave, Between 52nd and 53rd, New York City, NY 10022-5501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-489-3747

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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