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Chado Tea Room - Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Chado Tea Room - Downtown

4.3
4.3
48 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

7:00 pm


Booked 2 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 am–5:00 pm
  • 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 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Afternoon Tea

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for brunch

48 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience! The staff were very accommodating! The venue just beautiful! It was beautifully decorated! We had a great afternoon!

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  2. LauraR

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant courtyard with tables. The actual tea that you drink was fantastic. However, the food was fine, but not amazing. Caesar salad, overdressed, scones a little too dense, sandwiches just felt like sandwiches not tea sandwiches. Beware that the surrounding neighborhood is filled with homeless people and a little sketchy. Don’t park too far away .

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  3. Karen

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice, peaceful tea room. Food was ok-nothing great. We ordered panini sandwiches, soup, dessert & tea. I’m not sure that there is a real kitchen here. Service was good. Not really worth the expense. We went there for the experience since we were visiting JANM.

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  4. ScottA

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice setup and great service. Enjoyed the food and the tea is amazing.

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  5. TarryK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    For 4 unremarkable mini sandwiches, one scone, two cookies, and an unpalatable pot of tea, it was my not worth it. The waitress tried her best, but she could not over come the mediocre food and tea.

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  6. Lulu

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and tea here is honestly just ok and the price isn't bad at all for a tea room, but it's not great for the quality. I would come here again for a really cheap tea room vibe and experience, but it's definitely nothing extraordinary.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 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 am–5:00 pm
  • 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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