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38 E. 8th St., New York, NY 10003 40.73136 -73.994312
nr. Greene St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-2363 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Eclectic/Global, Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 18th St., Ave. A to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

Blending the flirty camaraderie of a university dining hall with the om-chanting ambience of a downtown ashram, Cafetasia draws a microcosm of today’s cosmopolitan-collegiate Greenwich Village. Overhead candles throw sexy shadows on two city-bus-length shared tables where entire dorm floors can chow down on commendably cheap, surprisingly delicious dishes like Crying Tiger “sushi,” grilled slivers of tender flank steak over sushi-size pillows of rice. The menu detours via Thailand (crispy roasted duck in red curry) to Japan (addictive ginger-accented chicken gyoza), China (succulent tamarind-glazed spareribs), and Malaysia (chicken laksa in spicy coconut broth). Watching over the super-animated, and sometimes super-loud, scene is a smiling stone Buddha whom diners should probably thank for Cafetasia’s two-course lunches at monk-friendly prices.


Reservations are accepted only for parties of six or more.

Recommended Dishes

Gyoza, $5; Crying Tiger sushi, $6; roasted duck in red curry, $11; Malaysian chicken laksa, $10