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Hiroko's Place

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75 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012 40.72495 -74.00249
nr. Spring St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-625-1303 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

hirokosplace.com

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Canal St.

Prices

$11-$17

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Canal St. to 4th St., Broadway to Seventh Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

The unfamiliar outline of a siphon—a brewing device popular in Europe and Asia—adorns one of the flags marking this contemporary Japanese teahouse. Drops of fabric embroidered with abstract sketches of women drape the front windows and the tiled interior, while Japanese periodicals, art books, and international fashion magazines splay across tables framed by mismatched sofas and chairs. The relaxed and homey vibe extends into the kitchen where Hiroko's mom, dad, and brother (Hiroko prepares and serves the tea and coffee) whip up American snacks with Asian inflections: pizza toast, spaghetti with Japanese wieners, and a variety of gratins made sweetly pink by ketchup. Asian purists can opt for an addictive omelet filled with rice pilaf and covered in rich beef and vegetable curry, or lighter fare like an avocado or mushroom salad. Befitting a teahouse, the brewed beverages are top-notch. But if you're looking for a nostalgic trip back to the Far East, snuggle up to the old Sony for pre-recorded Fuji Television Network shows like Smap x Smap, a nineties Japanese variety show, while sipping a float made of vanilla ice cream, club soda, and phosphorescent-green melon syrup.

Extra

If you ask, Hiroko's mom will cheerfully make dishes that are off the menu but in her repertoire, like mushroom or mixed veggie gratins.

Recommended Dishes

Omu-curry, $13.50; ham and mushroom gratin, $12; soda float, $6

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