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$5 - $21
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Cafe, Fast food, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Sponsored by: Alimama Tea

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Authentic Chinese Tea
1. Authentic Chinese Tea
"It was completely packed with perfectly cooked boba. A+ all around"
snoozermoose
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2. Friendly Service
2. Friendly Service
"their stuff. And the best part? The staff were so nice and welcoming"
crystallP279OS
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3. Unique Pastry Selection
3. Unique Pastry Selection
"You have to try their mochi donut -it is seriously the best in NYC!"
Jennifernyc14
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All reviews donuts cream puffs black sesame donut holes chewy texture coated in powdered sugar cream inside favorite dessert piping hot just the right amount quick service service was great yuzu boba chinatown mocha yummy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice assortment of cream puffs. I selected the brown sugar boba cream puff and the boba milk tea cream puff. The Yuzu cream puff and the Matcha cream puff sound appealing for another time.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

Since we love good Cream Puffs, this spot has been on my radar for a while. We finally got to check it out! The inside was equipped with several self-ordering stations, with touchpad screens. We ordered with Earl Grey Milk Tea, and Royal Milk Tea....Both tea are made with butterfly pea flower, hence the beautiful blue color. They tasted as good as they looked...really, REALLY tasty! For the sweets, we decided to get Taro Munchkins, Yuzu Cream Puff, and Vietnamese Coffee Cream Puff. The Taro Munchkins came piping hot, and they were so good! They were coated in powdered sugar, but not overly sweet. Fluffy and doughy in a good way. Cream Puffs had loads of creamy filling! The choux was light and airy, and cream was velvety and creamy. Yuzu one was the winner between the two. They impressed us so much, we became fans instantly! We went back again and tried other cream puffs: Milk Tea Boba Cream Puff, Brown Sugar Boba Cream Puff, Milk N Honey, and Matcha Cream Puff. We LOVED them all! We will be sure to visit again in a near future for more of their amazing cream puffs!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Janie W, Owner at Alimama Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2023

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Alimama! We're glad that you enjoyed our cream puffs and found them to be delicious. We appreciate your kind words about our self-ordering stations and touchpad screens. It's great to hear that you tried a variety of...More

Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Really delicious mochi donuts, especially like the cereal flavor. Highly recommend stopping here if you are in Chinatown

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Si eres introvertido o buscas algo delicioso para llevar este es tu lugar. Tienen cuatro estaciones donde puedes hacer tu orden (pagas con tarjeta) y en unos minutos tienen tu pedido. El bubble tea estuvo delicioso y la dona tiene un sabor y una suavidad...increíble, jamás había probado mochi donas tan deliciosas. If you are introverted or looking for something delicious to go this is your place! They have four stations where you can place your order (you pay by card) and in a few minutes they have your order. The bubble tea was delicious and the donut has an incredible flavor and softness, I had never tasted mochi donuts so delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Our food tour included a stop here for taro munchkins. They were a really good alternative to those from Dunkin Donuts, feeling more like a rice cake vegetable derivative than an intense insulin supplement. Take it from Cherry Wonderdog: This is a fun place with...innovative food worth trying!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Family trip to NYC and stopped for some Asian desserts at Alimama off of Bayard Street in Chinatown. Everything we ordered was legit! The matcha and vietnamese cream puffs were savory, the mochi donuts were sweet, and Lychee Rose with boba tea gave me just...what I needed to keep going.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Was just here this afternoon. We are here at least once a month. Staff are friendly. My children’s favorite is the ube-flavored mochi munchkins. We buy at least 4 boxes every time. There are 8 munchkins in a box. My personal favorite is the matcha...mochi donut. All freshly made. The teas are delicious, too - not too sweet. This is an automatic stop whenever we are in Chinatown. Highly recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Great little place for pasties. We were in Chinatown experiencing all the sites, sounds and tastes. No regrets.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Delicious tea and cream puffs. That was the first time I have tried boba in a hot tea drink before. Service was fast and easy to get in and out.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

The mochi donuts are delicious. If you come here, you should definitely get them. The teas are unique too

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

The intimate restaurant has left the most lasting impressions! Friendly hosts, delicious food gorgeous presentation, delicious dessert. I would recommend this place to anyone! I'd love to return here and time and again.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

The boba tea here is AMAZING! I love how the boba is tiny so it’s easy to eat. The order process was quick and the staff were friendly.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

We came to get their lychee rose tea and mochinut as well as the match munchkin which was delicious!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Amazing, fresh pastry and lovely service would highly recommend. Came all the way from London for this and I will definitely visit again !

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Honestly, these donuts were the crème de la crème in terms of quality and creativity. The Roasted Black Sesame mochi donut melts in your mouth. I took home a six pack actually. I never do that. But knowing that they are half the calories of...a regular donut, I went to town. Anyway, very cool place that foodies should know about.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Alimama Tea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5