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“An authentic Japanese Tea House in the heart of NYC”
Review of cha-an

cha-an
Ranked #191 of 478 Dessert in New York City
Neighbourhood: East Village
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Neighbourhood: East Village
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 herbal delight. The restaurant also offers Kangen water, the most purified and cleansing ionized water. The most soothing experience.

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1  Thank Emmanuelle L
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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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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 Japanese foods and are in NYC.

Thank Kyle J
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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. It allows you to try a bit of at least 3-4 desserts arrange in a beautiful picture. The flavors are exquisite and the tea makes them even better.

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Thank Xin S
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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 of tea sitting at the counter and most recently with a friend for a relaxing conversation after enjoying a walk . Quiet and quaint and very much decorated in the authentic Japanese style.

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Thank StellaHobo
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