Alimama Tea

Alimama Tea

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, Fast food, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks
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We at Alimama are thrilled to offer our customers freshly made mochi donuts that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our donuts come in a variety of flavors such as cereal donut, burlee donut, and sesame donut. Each donut is made with the finest ingredients and is sure to be a hit with your guests. In addition to our mochi donuts, we also offer milk tea boba cream puffs that are a fusion of popular Asian drink and pastry. Our cream puffs are light and airy, filled with a delicious cream that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. We believe that our offerings are unique and will provide a memorable experience for you and your guests. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our story with you and hope that you will continue to visit us and enjoy our offerings. Thank you for choosing Alimama as your go-to place to unwind and find joy.
CUISINES
Cafe, Fast food, Fusion, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: Alimama Tea
1. Authentic Chinese Tea
"It was completely packed with perfectly cooked boba. A+ all around"
5.0 of 5 bubblessnoozermoose
2. Friendly Service
"their stuff. And the best part? The staff were so nice and welcoming"
5.0 of 5 bubblescrystallP279OS
3. Unique Pastry Selection
"You have to try their mochi donut -it is seriously the best in NYC!"
5.0 of 5 bubblesJennifernyc14
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles101 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

foodlovergirlny
New York City4904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Dec 2022 none
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!
Written 20 December 2022
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Janie W
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 flavors and loved them all, and we're thrilled that you're already planning to visit us again soon for more of our amazing cream puffs. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again at Alimama!
Written 21 March 2023
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Melanie T
New York City6677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I was in the area and meeting up with a friend afterwards and she had asked me to pick up a boba milk tea cream puff. I was intrigued, so I ended up getting one too. I went at 11ish on a Saturday and there was no line. (another friend went later on at around 4 and she said there was a line out the door). I believe most of the cream puffs are $5, so it's definitely not something I'd be buying everyday. I actually didn't end up eating the cream puff until the next day, so the boba was a little hard (my fault) but even then, it was still pretty good. The filling was not overly sweet, which was perfect for me. Definitely don't mind trying some of their other puffs next time!
Written 22 October 2020
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Wanderlust2340
New York City93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Great bakery in Chinatown. We tried a Vietnamese Coffee Boba Cream Puff, a Mochi Caramel Sea Salt Donut and the Matcha Munchkins, which are made to order so they were fluffy and warm. We also tried the Hibiscus Cooler with Boba and a Vietnamese coffee ( they remade it for me without the condensed sweetened milk when it was waaaay sweeter than I realized it would be).. everything was delicious and worth waiting on the crazy long line on a very chilly night in NYC.
Written 7 March 2021
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Jason L
Flushing1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Best cream puffs in the city!The staff here is friendly and are happy to answer any questions you may have. I would highly recommend Alimama to anyone looking for a delicious treat or a unique gift for a special occasion. Their mochi donuts and cream puffs are not to be missed, and their service is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
Written 21 March 2023
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Janie Wang
Thank you so much for your kind review of Alimama Tea! We are so glad that you enjoyed our cream puffs and mochi donuts. We take great pride in our products and are always happy to hear that our customers are satisfied. We are also very proud of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We are always here to answer any questions you may have and to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 23 March 2023
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Jerry W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
This small shop in Chinatown offers a variety of drinks and pastries. I ordered a royal milk tea, taro munchkins, and strawberry mochi donut and they were all very tasty. Staff was also super friendly. Definitely worth visiting!!
Written 28 March 2023
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Janie W
“Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and pastries. Our team works hard to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for all our customers. We hope to see you again soon and that you’ll continue to enjoy our delicious treats!” 😊
Written 28 March 2023
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Tunaidi
1294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
I try not to be swayed by hype, but Alimama lives up to it, and does it smartly. It caters to the 3 items that currently snag most young people's sweet tooth's -- bubble tea, cream puffs, and mochi donuts. The flavors are unique and enticing as well.
Written 28 April 2021
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Becky A
Palm Harbor7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
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.
Written 26 December 2023
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rebel s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 solo
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.
Written 29 March 2024
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Maurice Chen
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
i've been coming to alimama since they opened, and everything just keeps getting better. their black sesame donut is the best sesame dessert i've ever had, and the fresh, made-to-order, taro munchkins (mochi donut holes) are to die for. they have a great selection of drinks too, and to top it all off... their service is impeccable. must visit!
Written 20 March 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Alimama. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your positive feedback. At Alimama, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality food, drinks, and service. We're constantly working to improve and innovate our menu offerings, and we're thrilled to hear that our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We value our customers and always aim to provide a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for all. It's our pleasure to serve you, and we hope to see you again soon for another exceptional experience. Thank you again for choosing Alimama, and we appreciate your patronage.
Written 21 March 2023
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Nicole k
New York City5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Hands down the best cafe/ take out dessert place in Chinatown. They have a wide selections of tea, dd I mention it's also Boba tea?? They look and taste soooo good ( most importantly healthy). My favourite drink is the Lychee Rose , it's very refreshing and also pretty to look at. The Royal Milk tea with boba is also very good if I needed something more hearty. My favourite donut there is the Onyx Donut, it's chocolatey and best to consume when it's warm. if you like Glutenous and chewy texture, you will love their mocha donuts. Their Boba Cream puff is also one of my stable when I visit Alimama, but normally when I order boba cream puff, I'll go with the lychee drinks without bubbles, otherwise it will be a bit too much. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Queuing time is also manageable. They have some seating areas outside but I can't say it's the most comfortable ones. We normally just buy take out.. and eat in the car/ on the go. Highly recommend this place if you are in the area.
Written 26 March 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for your kind words and positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you love our selection of teas and boba, and that you find them both delicious and healthy. We're glad that you enjoyed our Lychee Rose and Royal Milk tea with boba, as well as our Onyx Donut and mochi donuts. We appreciate your recommendation of our boba cream puff, and we're glad that our staff provided you with friendly and helpful service. Thank you for choosing Alimama and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 27 March 2023
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Amy
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Best mochi donuts and cream puffs in nyc. For donuts I recommend their matcha, cereal, and strawberry flavors and for cream puffs, I love their boba one. The taro munchkins are also bomb. They’re basically mochi donut holes. Everything is very aesthetic and taste. Def recommend trying out if you’re in the mood for good dessert.
Written 1 April 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our mochi donuts and cream puffs, especially our matcha, cereal, and strawberry donut flavors and our boba cream puff. It's great to know that you also liked our taro munchkins, which are our mochi donut holes. We're happy that you appreciated the aesthetics of our treats as well as their taste. Thank you for recommending us to others who are looking for a delicious dessert experience. We hope to have you back soon to try out more of our offerings!
Written 3 April 2023
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teddytu
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
This place is the bee's knee's for a snack, dessert, or a treat if you may! Heard many great things about this place, but when I arrived in person, it exceeded my imagination and taste! very eclectic options that catered to me and my wife's taste buds! will definitely be coming back! Also, outstanding hospitality and service by Mr. Karhoo who went above and beyond.
Written 3 April 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our eclectic options and outstanding service from Mr. Karhoo. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!
Written 4 April 2023
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Excursion46665180110
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
I am a huge fan of Brown Sugar Boba tea as a drink, so after seeing they have it as a cream puff I had to try it. Little did I know I'd get hooked on it. I'll bring an order each of their Matcha and Taro Munchkins to the office and two cream puffs for myself. The office loves their munchkins and now we call it Munchkins Mondays for after the short weekend.
Written 25 March 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you love our Brown Sugar Boba tea cream puffs and that our Matcha and Taro Munchkins have become a hit at your office. We appreciate your support and hope to see you soon!
Written 25 March 2023
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Michelle W
New York City9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
As I stumble across this cute cafe in a city that offers thousands of cafes, I can’t help but want to step inside curious about their delicious offerings. It was a perfect afternoon for a nice cold lychee rose tea and a need no excuse mochi donut tastings. I was by myself and choosing one mochi donut was simply too hard so I went with two just so I can make sure the consistency of chewiness was present in both. Wow!! I will say the lychee rose tea was super refreshing. Not overly sweet. Just enough to quench my thirst and also the fruitiness of the drink was simply refreshing. The mochi donuts were a pure delight. Quite frankly I found it to be a pleasant surprise bc after trying two I wanted to get the other flavors to sample as well. Will be back again soon …
Written 28 March 2023
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Janie W
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our cafe! We take pride in our lychee rose tea and mochi donuts and we are thrilled that you found them to be refreshing and delightful. We hope to see you again soon so that you can try our other flavors of mochi donuts and other drinks that we offer. Thank you for your kind words! 😊
Written 28 March 2023
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Jennifer
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
You have to try their mochi donut -it is seriously the best in NYC! I got the strawberry and brulee donut this time, super soft and chewy texture! They always have some seasonal flavors! Since I don't live in downtown, I always order cream puffs to go- they stay fresh for a few hours and are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy when I am home! PS: It is a small store so there isn't really a dine-in area.
Written 23 March 2023
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Janie W
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our mochi donut and cream puffs. We're always looking for new ways to make our products delicious. We hope you'll continue to enjoy them.
Written 23 March 2023
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