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  chaantitle     Cha-An  
      230 E. 9th St. New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-8030 chaanteahouse.com

Subway: 6 to Astor Place; N, R, W to 8th St. (NYU)
Mon-Thu 2:00pm-11:00pm Fri & Sat: Noon-12:00am
Sun: Noon-10:00pm



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  About Cha-An:      

A teahouse with an authentic Japanese tea ceremony room, exotic teas from all over the world, desserts infused with flavors of Japan, and carefully prepared, healthy meals are what you will find here. In addition to the regular menu, there are plenty of seasonal dishes and daily specials with an emphasis on healthy well-being.

This is where you can experience delightful moments that let you wander away from the busy routine of daily life.

  Do Not Miss:      
New arrival teas
Take-out items (such as cookies & teas)
Daily appetizers made with seasonal ingredients


The New York Times

November 12th, 2008

At Cha-an, up a narrow staircase from the street, afternoon tea is sedate, befitting the simple wooden tables and pewlike banquettes.The Afternoon Tea Set consists of two miniature bagels, made in house , one with smoked salmon, the other slathered with strawberry butter, and an array of doll-size treats, including a scone slightly bitter from an infusion of Earl Grey tea.The food is Western in provenance, but Japanese in presentation — bagels come in a woven basket, sweets in a bamboo scoop — and in the restraint with sugar; here, texture (crumbliness, cakey-ness) carries the day.
By Ligaya Mishan

New York Magazin, Critics Pick

Cha-An is a second-floor haven for lovers of tea and elegant Japanese snacks. Chef Tomoko Kato is trained not only in home-style Japanese cooking, but also in French pastry; she apprenticed at Bouley Bakery with Bill Yosses, the Obamas' White House pastry chef, and also did turns at the Russian Tea Room and Le Bernardin before opening her own restaurant in 2005. While stellar sweets make Cha-An popular for afternoon tea or dessert, Kato also presents a short but notable savory menu. Sweet-potato samosas and tea-smoked salmon make delicate appetizers, and visitors also have the option of one of two Cha-An "sets," featuring a range of dishes, tea, and dessert. Though wine, beer, and sake are available, most diners take advantage of the extensive tea list that includes several dozen offerings, each presented in the appropriate style. The décor is traditional as well: wooden floors, tables, and booths; bamboo room dividers; rice-paper-shaded lamps giving off a warm glow; and fresh flower sprigs at each table.
By Jenny Miller


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