Tea Room, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant · East Village
230 E 9th St (btwn 2nd Ave & Stuyvesant St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 2:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Japanese Tea House serving Unique Sweets & Homestyle Snacks


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    "Black sesame creme brûlée and black sesame ice cream!"(6 Tips)
    Stephanie M.
    "Tea-smoked salmon salad and earl gray chocolate mochi - amazing."(5 Tips)
    Linda S.
    "Try the dessert sampler with your favorite tea."(6 Tips)
    Will A.
    "Mmm the matcha latte or matcha float are amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • tea
  • desserts
  • creme brûlée
  • green tea
  • cozy
  • ice cream
  • casual
  • Japanese food
  • smoked salmon
  • cute
  • authentic
  • sake
  • cake
  • scones
  • quiches
  • black sesame
  • bento boxes
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • vegetarian food
  • Go B.

    OK. Decent Japanese dessert, but a bit pricey for what you get.

    Go Bruins · 2 weeks ago
  • ZZubin

    A nice element to Little Tokyo, but overpriced and a bit shabby.

    ZZubin · 2 weeks ago
  • Saarim Z.

    Deluxe matcha latte is straight fire

    Saarim Zaman · 3 weeks ago
  • Staff Picks

    Cha-An is flan-tastic! If your sweet tooth is kicking in, try the silky Earl Grey Flan and compliment it with a cup of warm tea.

    Staff Picks · January 14
  • Sophia

    Black sesame creme brûlée and black sesame ice cream! Included in the Chef's Selection Dessert Sampler pictured.

    Sophia · December 30, 2015
  • Desmond F.

    Desserts are good, but food is overpriced.

    Desmond F. · December 23, 2015
  • Lydia D.

    Homemade Mochi. All the flavors are divine. Definitely a must have :3

    Lydia Ding · December 19, 2015
  • Ekin T.

    Mochi mochi for eva

    Ekin Tumer · October 21, 2015
  • Steff H.

    One of the best tea houses on the city. Don't just come for the desserts they have great savory snacks too

    Steff Hind · October 20, 2015
  • Jessica J.

    If you love green tea and desserts, you must visit here. So delicious!!! Place is rather small so you may have to wait if you're unlucky.

    Jessica Jung · October 16, 2015
  • Maureen B.

    Go for the full icecream and red bean matcha float.

    Maureen Bonsignore · October 10, 2015
  • Elizabeth B.

    Pricey, overcrowded but cool. Check it out for yourself!

    Elizabeth Bezverkha · October 2, 2015
  • Yesh G.

    This place is very cute and it has nice atmosphere to chill with your girlfriends their matcha tea😍

    Yesh Gyeltshen · September 18, 2015
  • Mina R.

    Superb desert menu. Love the mochi in red bean porridge

    Mina R · September 14, 2015
  • Stephanie M.

    Tea-smoked salmon salad and earl gray chocolate mochi - amazing. Get a Kago set bento box! Be prepared to wait if you don't get there right when it opens but it'll be worth it!

    Stephanie M · September 8, 2015
  • Ronni

    I had the dessert sampler for my sweet tooth, French toast and pearl tea, everything hit the spot esp the ice cream

    Ronni · September 5, 2015
  • Ernesto G.

    The decor alone gives this place a great setting for enjoying some tea. The mochi they serve is the high class one, you won't be able to go back to the one you find in supermarkets.

    Ernesto Gutierrez · August 1, 2015
  • Elyssa A.

    No longer cash only, they accept AMEX.

    Elyssa Albert · July 31, 2015
  • Teddy L.

    Tea, lunch unagi, can't go wrong!

    Teddy Lu · June 6, 2015
  • tina b.

    Refined, elegant and quiet Japanese-style tea room also serving light meals. Full-service. Limited seating.

    tina beans · May 21, 2015
  • Sara R.

    Ice cream, cake, deserts

    Sara Ro · May 21, 2015
  • Jess K.

    Cute authentic japanese treats & assortment of teas

    Jess Kono · May 13, 2015
  • Sveta K.

    Great selection of Japanese teas and desserts

    Sveta Kotleta · April 28, 2015
  • Kevin N.

    Great spot to catch up with small eats, dessert, and a great selection of tea and proper(!) brewing setups.

    Kevin Ng · April 24, 2015
  • Connie C.

    I absolutely love everything about this place. Japanese comfort food at its finest.

    Connie Chiu · April 15, 2015
  • Analee K.

    The Hojicha Anmitsu is the perfect answer for a light dessert.

    Analee Kasudia · April 5, 2015
  • Cynthia L.

    Matcha latte

    Cynthia Lin · April 4, 2015
  • Rommy N.

    Everything is good if you like Japanese cooking and desserts. Good for dates

    Rommy Nalon · April 4, 2015
  • Laura R.

    Try the Black Sesame Creme Brulee (via @Foodspotting)

    Laura Ramkissoon · March 26, 2015
  • Laura R.

    Try the Cherry Blossom Flan (via @Foodspotting)

    Laura Ramkissoon · March 26, 2015
  • Puu K.

    The only thing I love from the sampler was black sesame pudding. Gotta go back for more.

    Puu Kampolratana · March 17, 2015
  • Julius T.

    Cash only doe. Okayu set

    Julius Tarng · March 8, 2015
  • ZenFoodster Eats

    Cozy Jap teahouse w/delicately prepared bentos, donburis, toasts, & desserts. Black sesame creme brûlée is the usual pick but my sweet tooth prefers the Mixed berry Parfait w/ fab flavors & textures

    ZenFoodster Eats · March 7, 2015
  • Kimmie O.

    Their desserts are amazing. I especially like the black sesame creme brulee & chocolate mochi. They have a great list of teas as well.

    Kimmie Ohh · February 22, 2015
  • Elyssa A.

    Get there before 2 o'clock to get a table immediately.

    Elyssa Albert · February 17, 2015
  • Linda S.

    Try the dessert sampler with your favorite tea.

    Linda Sum · January 31, 2015
  • Ina L.

    Favorite tea/calming food spot in New York. Not over priced, authentic and genuine food, good atmosphere, what more to ask?!

    Ina Li · January 16, 2015
  • Joyce C.

    Overpriced tea. Green tea parfait is pretty bomb tho. Also ladies.. Check out their toilet!!

    Joyce Chong · January 12, 2015
  • Amanda L.

    A little on the expensive side but the tea is excellent and their black sesame deserts are the best!!!

    Amanda Leazer · January 3, 2015
  • Matthew M.

    Get a pot of tea and the sesame crème brulé

    Matthew Michihara · December 10, 2014
  • Lucia S.

    Great for tea and desserts!

    Lucia Silva y Cobo · December 2, 2014
  • Brooklyn

    Good desserts, annoying clientele

    Brooklyn · November 22, 2014
  • Untapped Cities

    This casual, cash-only Japanese tea room is notable for its tea, but also for its desserts. If you’re not looking for anything sweet, then come here before 6pm and grab a seat. Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 17, 2014
  • Beata Y.

    Green Tea Parfait -$11

    Beata Yang · November 16, 2014
  • Allison Y.

    The matcha green tea is steep but worth every penny

    Allison Yu · November 12, 2014
  • Go Find Alice

    Best Japanese breakfast/lunch/dinner sets. Amazing creative Japanese dessert. Lots of tea.

    Go Find Alice · November 5, 2014
  • Elyssa A.

    The tea-smoked salmon toast pairs perfectly with a bottle of Hana Awaka sparkling sake.

    Elyssa Albert · November 2, 2014
  • Jaclyn L.

    Dessert here is great and very cozy. Even though it's small toy still don't feel crowded

    Jaclyn Lam · October 30, 2014
  • Emma C.

    The lavender mint tea is sweet and refreshing, a must try. The raspberry chocolate soufflé is heavenly, served at the perfect temperature. Only downside of this place is that they accept cash only.

    Emma Chan · October 28, 2014
  • Ariel V.

    The tea such a wonderful array of notes, this definitely a place to get quality tea and escape from the world for a little while.

    Ariel Viera · October 17, 2014

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