Cha An Japanese Tea House

Restaurants , Tea rooms East Village
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Cha An Japanese Tea House

You have to climb a flight of stairs and peek behind a curtain to find this tranquil teahouse, which offers a succession of deftly crafted plates accompanied by a thoughtful list of teas and sake. Each night features two special “sets” that take you from an amuse-bouche like creamy soy-milk quiche through a selection of tiny bites (pickled eggplant, marinated lotus root), to entrées such as tea-smoked salmon with sliced radish, Dijon mustard and tarragon. It's a great escape from the East Village crowds.


Venue name: Cha An Japanese Tea House
Address: 230 E 9th St
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 2–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average tea: $5. Cash only
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Paula G

There's nothing else like it this side of Tokyo. If you want a real Japanese experience, this is it!

Kazuko O

Cha An is first of all Authentic. The sensitive design of the walls, floor, restrooms, lighting, music, service and every dish served has been given utmost care and detailed attention. I highly recommend Cha An. Besides the excellent quality, affordable delicacies, this Tea House offers a restful oasis in NYC; Something everyone can benefit.


Definitely my favorite tea house in the city. The unagi and tuna donburi bowls are super yummy and affordable at $15 that comes with tea. At $3 more, you can get a small matcha pudding for dessert. The service is great and very attentive. The place is quite tiny so i recommend going in the off-hours around 2 or 3 o'clock. Will be going back!