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Chado Tea Room - Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Chado Tea Room - Downtown

4.4
4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
Join us for afternoon tea at the Japanese American National Museum. Sharing a beautiful outdoor space with the museum, our tea room can accommodate parties of up to 20 people.

We are a Los Angeles-based tea room and online tea retailer. We've been here for 30 years, helping the people of Los Angeles discover tea. Chado Tea Room has served the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. With 4 locations, they have revolutionized the Angelino tea lover's experience. World Tea Award for Best Retail Tea House in 2016 and 2017

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–17:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 258-2531
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    1st and Alameda
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Little Tokyo / Arts District on the Gold Line
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for brunch

  • Los Angeles

    Afternoon Tea

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for brunch

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for special occasions

42 Reviews
  1. cbrat

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn't seen a friend for years and this was such a great location to just sit and chat. We were so grateful that we were allowed to keep ordering without feeling pressured to move on. Food and tea were good but the shop is showing its age. Still a charming and nice place to meet for a cup of tea or two.

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  2. Sins

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Staff was very nice and friendly. Tea was delicious. I loved the valetine’s day menu.

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  3. RedondoMom

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible. Place was filthy when we arrived. They didn’t clean from the night before so there were dirty dishes on every table. Food was blah, service was slow. Staff is lazy & incompetent. So disappointing, will never go back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a nice place for tea but service was extremely slow. It felt like ages waiting for our food, check, etc. Maybe they were short staffed as we came on a weekday.

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  5. ShanY

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I would not recommend. Service was extremely slow even though we were one of two tables in restaurant. Took 20 minutes for waitress to come to our table. Tea was lukewarm. Restaurant has an unpleasant odor. Deserts on 3-tier platter were bought from grocery store and were dry. Scones were warm but dry and crumbly.

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  6. LeonW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal tea, delicious food, and amazing service

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely holiday staff tea- no one shooed us out- we were there over 2 hours exchanging gifts and dining- sadly the water feature and the gardens at the JPNN did not seem to be maintained and it was not as pretty as the last time I was there.

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  8. Lily19

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really cute full tea service. The cutest tea pots! Fun place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion or even just a lengthy lunch to catch up with friends.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately from my first visit to now this place has really gone down in value and product. Oily thin soup that taste like store bought tomato sauce. The summer salad with walnuts and apples was a poor choice with no chicken or dressing. It was prepared in a way that if you got a bite it was all lettuce. The salmon toast was just that salmon on toast. And the golden monkey tea was probably the only thing item I could enjoy if you can even call it that. And while afternoon tea is about taking your time, enjoying the after meaning a wait is expected, for what my and my husband received was an insult. Overall it was a sad experience since I really used to love this place. I don’t know if I’ll bother to come back at all.

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  10. sharonP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our experience at the tea room. The whole experience was great and the tea selection was amazing. We would definitely recommend it if you are looking for that kind of experience.

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FAQs

Chado Tea Room - Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 258-2531.

Chado Tea Room - Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chado Tea Room - Downtown

369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    1st and Alameda
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–17:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Little Tokyo / Arts District on the Gold Line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access
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