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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-228-8030
14:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Delicious and beautifully prepared desserts. Highly recommend for tea + dessert. Feels authentically Japanese and offers a unique menu.

Thank Julie H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went here after having dinner in china town cuz my wife and I wanted to try a 'japanese dessert place'. Found it on trip advisor and decided to give a try. We were two adults and our twin five year olds. The lady told us it would be a 45 minute wait but if we would be willing to... More 

Thank Eddy L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I arrived 20 minutes after opening on a Sunday and the wait was an hour. Not surprising considering the size, perhaps 15 tables. Tea is fantastic, also enjoyed a unique soba beer. The menu offers some surprising fusion dishes and we couldn't resist trying something non-traditional in addition to the Eel Donburi we had the egg salad toast and Matcha... More 

Thank Evan F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lovely Japanese tea shop specializing in Asian patisserie. Excellent selection of teas, prepared with care. Adore the delicate desserts. If you're dining solo but it's not too crowded, ask to be seated at a table rather than the bar (so you don't miss the ambiance).

1 Thank Mir M
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The best kept secret! Climb up the stairs and find yourself in the cutest traditional Japanese tea house. The perfect place to meet a friend for an intimate conversation. Cha-An offers a variety of bento boxes with a variety of small appetizers and pastries. Try the matcha float drink, deliciously green and foamy, or go for the Chrysanthemum tea, pure... More 

1 Thank Emmanuelle L
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place has a really eclectic menu, with great dessert options. However, it gets pretty crowded and the wait tends to extend past 30 minutes, even at 9pm at night on a weekday. I would recommend calling ahead to reserve by phone (if they allow it) Grab a seat by the window as well

Thank Nana B
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 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
Reviewed 26 July 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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356 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 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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185 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-8030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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