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230 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-228-8030
12:00 - 00:00
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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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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Emmanuelle L
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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331 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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184 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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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718 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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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72 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 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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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 - 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 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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