Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 258-2531 http://www.yelp.com/biz/chado-tea-room-los-angeles-2 www.chadotea.com
Haven’t seen some of my girlfriends for a while, so we planned to meet for afternoon tea and settled on this place. It’s in the heart of Little Tokyo, right next to the Japanese American Museum. Parking could be hard to find in the area. So, unless you get lucky with one of the few street meters, you’re better off parking at a lot that charges $3 – $5 a day.
It’s a nice place to spend a weekend afternoon. The service is good and food is one of the better ones that I’ve had at afternoon teas. I do wish that they use real flowers at the tables, and stop using any teapots that are chipped! But, oh well, that’s just me.
According to our waitress, Chado Tea Room has over 250 tea selections
The restaurant also sells tea sets, tea cups, saucers, etc.
The outside seating. Too bad the flowers were fake!
Afternoon tea set – $18 per person which includes 4 half sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber,curry egg and cranberry chicken), 1 scone, 1 cake and selection of tea. The picture is the 2 person portion, so double of everything. I’d recommend getting a few a la carte items instead of going for the set because there is just WAY too much food for 1 person. There is a $3 splitting charge for afternoon tea sets.
The strawberries with creme is so good on the scones!
Bottom tier: cakes and cookies
Going a la carte: 1/2 cucumber sandwich and 1/2 Mediterranean sandwich (olive tapenade with goat cheese, yum!). $7.95
Teas could be brewed hot or iced. Hot tea is served in a pot while iced teas come in a glass carafe. This one is the apple mango with hibiscus. Not too sweet and refreshing! $2.75