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||Contact:|
230 E 9th St
|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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There's nothing else like it this side of Tokyo. If you want a real Japanese experience, this is it!
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.