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Samovar Tea Lounge

730 Howard St Yerba Buena Gardens - Upper Terrace
San Francisco, CA 94107

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(415) 227-9400

  • Sun - Wed 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm

Cuisine: Coffee and Tea, Sandwich Shops

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4.8 of 5.0 from 225 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Samovar Tea Lounge Reviews

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  • Karla L.Used to be great :(

    55555 by Karla L.

  • Chat mTough to get to, but such a magnificent atmosphere once you get there!

    55555 by Chat m

  • Colin GService is a bit slow as others have noted. But relaxing ambiance makes up for it

    55555 by Colin G

  • electrobabe Bhipster tea place in SoMa

    55555 by electrobabe B

  • Margot M.Amazing tea service and delicious food. I loved the butternut squash dumplings. Leaves you feeling light!

    55555 by Margot M.

  • Shirin NTry the desserts!

    55555 by Shirin N

  • Dinakar AMasala Chai is very good

    55555 by Dinakar A

  • Marcela NOrder the smoked duck side. You won't regret it.

    55555 by Marcela N

  • WyldKardThey no longer do the smokey Russian tea straight from the samovar. So sad!

    33333 by WyldKard

  • Sebastian GonzalezGreat sandwiches and tee

    55555 by Sebastian Gonzalez

  • Fran Martin MartinezGreat atmosphere. Really original and quality food, and amazing variety of tea. One of the best places in the area to enjoy a relaxing time.

    55555 by Fran Martin Martinez

  • Alyssa WI love the Japanese tea service.

    55555 by Alyssa W

  • Heather R.This is not Japanese food, but amazing, delicious vegetarian and organic food. Huge portions.

    55555 by Heather R.

  • Nishant AThe English tea service is my favorite.

    55555 by Nishant A

  • Joseph LeThe tea and food pairings are so great and unique!

    55555 by Joseph Le

  • Utah KКроме как в названии, самовар тут никак больше не фигурирует😂 Чай посредственный. Как и везде: какие-то ароматизаторы, пакетированная зава

    55555 by Utah K

  • Rustem ARussian tea service is definitely worth trying. For 21$ you get borsh, big chicken sandwich and nice salad, as well as tea.

    55555 by Rustem A

  • Philip T.Ryokucha and the view

    33333 by Philip T.

  • Agatha BBig choice of tea, as it can be seen from the name. But borscht in "Russian service" was with overcooked vegetables and too salted, so it's not the best experience for the first meeting with the dish.

    33333 by Agatha B

  • David SSmoked duck hook will change your life

    55555 by David S

  • Tiffany Zhongrice porridge really good. masala chai. matcha tea. all must-gets 👌

    55555 by Tiffany Zhong

  • Sophie AIf you really love tea this would be great. For us it was just a really expensive quick stop.

    55555 by Sophie A

  • Roger M.Great tea selection! Pair it with one of their awesome dishes!

    55555 by Roger M.

  • Alexei JThe Greek yogurt is sweet, savory, and salty. An awesome trifecta. They need to work on their egg poaching though so be weary

    55555 by Alexei J

  • Mei C.Sunday brunch

    55555 by Mei C.

  • Jenya VAmazing tea lounge - ambient, trendy and with amazing tea selection. Both Russian service and the duck sandwich were really good.

    55555 by Jenya V

  • Vitalii LevetsLoved it. Just loved it. Great spot. Great food. 🍵

    55555 by Vitalii Levets

  • Jane EGreat atmosphere with big windows overlooking Yerba Buena gardens. But, it's silly expensive! Both the food and the tea. Service can be really slow.

    55555 by Jane E

  • Odile DTry their excellent green tea. Japanese ritual . Beautiful "terrasse" !

    55555 by Odile D

  • Michael SThe Russian teas are actually authentic and as strong as coffee!

    55555 by Michael S

  • Sarah MGet a Chai, and a cherry scone with jam and sweet cream.... heaven

    55555 by Sarah M

  • Cristiane yCristiane Namiuti is a brand marketing professional with more than ten years of experience building and managing top consumer brands.

    55555 by Cristiane y

  • Ting ABest hidden spot in the heart of the city.

    55555 by Ting A

  • James CGreat spot for a light brunch. If there is a conference in town it will probably be busy.

    55555 by James C

  • Amy RThe squash dumplings are delicious! The oolong tea pairs great as well. I became a fan of tea because of samavor! (Follow Instagram @foodaholic_anonymous)

    55555 by Amy R

  • Alex rLove this place. Cozy and casual at the same time. Try Masala chai, matcha shake, matcha mochi ( more like a very soft cake), Japanese tea :)

    55555 by Alex r

  • Todd N.There are Hawks in the area. Check them out.

    55555 by Todd N.

  • Shannon B.Updated menu in 2015, nothing is labeled clearly anymore but they have lots of vegetarian and gluten free options including gluten free sandwiches (just ask your server).

    55555 by Shannon B.

  • Christophe L.$15 for a cup of tea. lol.

    33333 by Christophe L.

  • D O.Great location and the food is pretty good as well

    55555 by D O.

  • Alessandra PolaraAny of the theme menus with matched tea

    33333 by Alessandra Polara

  • Peiying WenPaleo service with masala chai makes a perfect lunch. Great view & vibes too!

    55555 by Peiying Wen

  • Kelly LProper masala chai (no syrup shit). A lovely shady alfresco area with high chairs make it a great spot if you have kids - take them to the creativity museum first and they'll sleep while you eat here

    55555 by Kelly L

  • Yash P.Surprisingly rocking view.

    55555 by Yash P.

  • Yiling DingDelicious Greek yogurt with honey and dates.

    55555 by Yiling Ding

  • S CAmazing place with amazing food. Waitress was on her game and made the experience all the more special.

    55555 by S C

  • Stefan MGet the Matcha Shake!

    55555 by Stefan M

  • Gurmukh ATurmeric tea infusion is a must! Gorgeous views too

    55555 by Gurmukh A

  • Gurmukh ATimer if twist tea infusion is a must!

    55555 by Gurmukh A

  • Kartik SathappanThe matcha is super refreshing and the place itself looks cool

    55555 by Kartik Sathappan

  • Dylan GAmazing selection of green and black teas!

    55555 by Dylan G

  • Marissa B.Turmeric tea is like warm liquid sunlight! Such a romantic place to sit outside on a beautiful day... * *

    55555 by Marissa B.

  • Matt LewGet the food. I got waffles for dinner. If it's too windy outside, you can continue drinking your tea inside.

    55555 by Matt Lew

  • Victoria O.Just introduced their new toast menu! Assortment of savory and sweet toast options served on Acme Pan Di Mie Milk Bread.

    55555 by Victoria O.

  • Victoria O.Get their chai or their rose Arnold Palmer. Both are delicious!

    55555 by Victoria O.

  • Ashok L.I went with high expectations looking at the reviews. Tea options was good but i did not enjoy what we ordered (Ocean of Wisdom and California Rose). Food was also disappointing.

    33333 by Ashok L.

  • colazionearomadrink tea.

    55555 by colazionearoma

  • Susanne JGet the masala chai. It's awesome.

    55555 by Susanne J

  • Alex K.Tea nerdom at a 💯 here. Love having a drink by this view too.

    55555 by Alex K.

  • Geoffroy B.A delicious masala chai is to be had here. Strong, hot, sweet... The way it's meant to be!

    55555 by Geoffroy B.

  • Egor HomakovI like it here. Lounge with decent teas

    55555 by Egor Homakov

  • Alexander PosledovNice place, but nothing familiar with a russian food, just a russian name.

    55555 by Alexander Posledov

  • Jodok Cnice, quiet but pricy

    55555 by Jodok C

  • PoojaMasala chai is good, tad milky as compared to the traditional style of making Indian masala tea. Good ambience and nice selection of teas.

    55555 by Pooja

  • Bastian KoellGet some green tea, get the duck, get anything!

    55555 by Bastian Koell

  • Eugene AeroBlood orange pu-erh tea: good flavor 8. Smoked duck 7. Vegetable stir fry 6. Brown rice 6. Squash dumplings: interesting, but not my thing 6.

    55555 by Eugene Aero

  • ®yka- 승.decent japanese tea place :) paleolithic tea service was tasty. try their honey comb with cheese, crackers, n fruits plate! & squash dumplings. pretty good :D

    55555 by ®yka- 승.

  • Shamim I.Expensive but tasty.

    55555 by Shamim I.

  • Sascha TGreat teas and a beautiful view at the Yerba Buena Gardens - Like

    55555 by Sascha T

  • Libby E.Tuna sandwich is reeeeally messy but really delicious

    55555 by Libby E.

  • Libby E.Reservations via opentable have a maximum of 4 people

    33333 by Libby E.

  • IritToilets are super dirty. Yacks.

    33333 by Irit

  • Agatha Y.Surprisingly good お茶漬け (or tea soup as they like to call it)

    55555 by Agatha Y.

  • DeepaGo to place when I am looking for light but great food and able to escape the busy streets around mission. Overlooks Yerba Buena, views of the church and the Jewish museum grounds are lovely.

    55555 by Deepa

  • Tanay JaipuriaReally nice place to sip some tea and get some work done. Amazing views as well.

    55555 by Tanay Jaipuria

  • Nancy ChenClassy place for tea folks. Get the tea broth!

    55555 by Nancy Chen

  • Nipun S.Hibiscus Tea, Wasabi Caesar Salad

    55555 by Nipun S.

  • Morgan SSalmon wasabi salad. Honeycomb cheese plate!

    55555 by Morgan S

  • Courtney  Boyd M.😎 Perfect lunch spot on a sunny day. Sit outside and order a matcha shake!

    55555 by Courtney  Boyd M.

  • Ewa KCalifornian Persian tea is the bees knees here.

    55555 by Ewa K

  • Mario S.The Curry Egg Salad and Sliced Fuji Apple is a study in contrast. Surprising in texture and taste. Must-have.

    55555 by Mario S.

  • tanya luchynoМасала чай - невероятный, вообще выбор чая огромный, классный вид на Soma

    55555 by tanya luchyno

  • Alexander P.Divine. Beautiful presentsrion of food and the tastes are very unique.

    55555 by Alexander P.

  • Sarah ChangMatcha shake was good - try the chilled masala chai

    55555 by Sarah Chang

  • Jordan S.Treat yourself to some tea and duck. Mmmmmmmm

    55555 by Jordan S.

  • AvaTea services are pricy but worth it!

    55555 by Ava

  • matt h.Really great teas... Try the sweet tea from the secret menu.

    55555 by matt h.

  • sayumi h.Come here to take a break from being in the city to sit out on the terrace when the weather's nice! The food and the drinks are on the expensive side, but the ambiance is so worth it.

    55555 by sayumi h.

  • Dominique C.OMGGGG I loved this place!!!! Delicious pairings of tea and food by country (I ordered the China pairing). The staff was knowledgeable and the view from the outside seating is beautiful.

    55555 by Dominique C.

  • David K.Get the salmon dish. It's delicious. Great spot to escape and relax. Outdoor seating.

    55555 by David K.

  • Eli S.Great masala chai and great view of Yerba Buena Gardens

    55555 by Eli S.

  • gN0MeThere's no yerba matè at this place anymore :/

    33333 by gN0Me

  • Andy VThe cherry oat scone is delicious!

    55555 by Andy V

  • Shirley L.Love their chai masala and the poached egg rice dish (smoked duck is great but salmon is good too).

    55555 by Shirley L.

  • Suabot JolizArtSupa healthy brunch

    55555 by Suabot JolizArt

  • Maija AYou won't regret ordering Japanese tea service. Both indoor and outdoor seating has great view. Highly recommended place!

    55555 by Maija A

  • Bilal N.Best tea place in SF. Try Masala tea

    55555 by Bilal N.

  • Katherine L.The Moorish service and its goat cheese/mint stuffed dates...

    55555 by Katherine L.

  • Ted C.The Moorish Salad is perfect. I love the cheese and the pickled onions!

    55555 by Ted C.

  • David M.Always make a reservation.

    55555 by David M.

  • Grant J.Get the Yogurt. I would go back just for that.

    33333 by Grant J.

  • laurie b.The Japanese tea service plate & tea is amazing!

    55555 by laurie b.

  • Justin M.Ocean of wisdom is a must! Super friendly and well educated staff!

    55555 by Justin M.

  • Rohan V.To quench your thirst on a hot day you simply can't go wrong with either the killer Tea Lemonade or the Matcha shake, both incredibly refreshing.

    55555 by Rohan V.

  • Hiten S.Try the kale salad. It's healthy and tasty.

    55555 by Hiten S.

  • Yazéd F.The earl grey is amazingly done + you need to sit outside! Avoid the sugar!

    55555 by Yazéd F.

  • Lane R.The Japanese tea set was awesome! Tasty kale, salmon, rice, and nori. Fast Internet outside too.

    55555 by Lane R.

  • Scott S.Sattvic options : grilled cheese, Moorish greens salad, Japanese service a la carte. All items require modification.

    55555 by Scott S.

  • Samovar Tea LoungeAccess to Yerba Buena Gardens via Howard Street will be closed from Friday, 9/20 - Saturday 9/28. You can access us on the Mission Street side (the side closer to Market Street: http://bit.ly/1f01owG

    55555 by Samovar Tea Lounge

  • Mariana B.The masala chai is dreamy! Just fantastic. The atmosphere is just lovely too. Great spot!

    55555 by Mariana B.

  • Michel A.Amazing service, exceptional choice of teas diversified to infinity. Do not miss!

    55555 by Michel A.

  • Samovar Tea LoungeThe Yerba Buena Gardens Tea Lounge now opens at 9am daily!

    55555 by Samovar Tea Lounge

  • Jessica F.If you order tea soup, they literally pour tea from a pot into your rice bowl. Then you can ask for a tea cup to drink the rest. Smoked salmon is very salty. Matcha shake is light & just sweet enough.

    55555 by Jessica F.

  • Corrie D.Sit outside in the sun amongst the greenery or lounge indoors in front if the massive windows. The chai tea is delicious. Hungry? Try the quinoa waffles and fruit and cheese plate.

    55555 by Corrie D.

  • Dylan B.If you don't see something on the menu ask the staff what they rec. often something's that are amazing.

    55555 by Dylan B.

  • Samovar Tea LoungeOur Tea Lounge at Yerba Buena Gardens is reserved Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11 for a private event. We hope to see you at our other locations on those days! http://www.samovarlife.com/#visit

    55555 by Samovar Tea Lounge

  • gammy d.Try the California Persian Black Tea (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by gammy d.

  • Roman S.Don't get the assorted cookie plate. Not worth it.

    33333 by Roman S.

  • Mark P.Order the egg bowl w/ smoked duck. Don't pass up an opportunity for excellent food to compliment your tea.

    55555 by Mark P.

  • danzrrAfter many years, this location has removed their yummy portobello mushroom salad from the menu.

    55555 by danzrr

  • Sharon L.I love the venue, their tea selections, and Isobe Mochi (order it with the sauce on the side so you can taste the mochi and control how much sauce you want to put on it).

    55555 by Sharon L.

  • François M.Very nice massala chai. The artisan cheese platter is just perfect for a small bite.

    55555 by François M.

  • Gökmen G.Best tea lounge in SF

    55555 by Gökmen G.

  • Samovar T.All three Tea Lounges now open at 8am every day! http://www.samovarlife.com/#visit

    55555 by Samovar T.

  • KateGreat sandwiches and delicious teas. Perfectly cozy inside for a rainy afternoon.

    55555 by Kate

  • danzrrThe soy matcha shake has been transformed into an almond (milk) matcha shake instead.

    55555 by danzrr

  • Joseph A.Try the Jook With Smoked Duck

    55555 by Joseph A.

  • Joseph A.Try the Ginger Quinoa Waffle

    55555 by Joseph A.

  • Nouveau Classical ProjectThe cherry scone and chai tea make a satisfying afternoon snack!

    55555 by Nouveau Classical Project

  • Mario S.Smoked duck. End of story.

    55555 by Mario S.

  • Charles A.Try the Turkey Jook

    55555 by Charles A.

  • Charles A.Try the Matcha Hekisui

    55555 by Charles A.

  • Renato M.Pricey but awesome.

    55555 by Renato M.

  • Catherine S.Pretty surprised this place has such high ratings. Don't get me wrong the place is cute but not a 9.2.. Had Russian tea service and Japanese tea service. Tea was good, but food reminded me of Costco.

    33333 by Catherine S.

  • danzrrTheir Soy Matcha Shake is so yum, but oughta be served in a larger to-go cup!

    55555 by danzrr

  • Katie P.Try the Squash Dumplings - Amazing!!!

    55555 by Katie P.

  • Jori L.Samovarin teepaikka keskellä Yerna Buena gardenia. Tästä pääsee keskustaankin todella helposti

    55555 by Jori L.

  • Matthew N.Waiting 30 mins. Tea never came

    11111 by Matthew N.

  • David H.Gyokuro will melt your face

    55555 by David H.

  • Camille V.Sit outside!

    55555 by Camille V.

  • Aaron D.The moorish mint tea goes nicely with the brownie and green tea mousse.

    55555 by Aaron D.

  • Allen F.Go early, they close at 8 PM weeknights

    55555 by Allen F.

  • Kelly P.Enjoy the view! It's great.

    55555 by Kelly P.

  • Cristine A.Smoked salmon JOOK, comes with a great sampling of toppings! All the teas are fabulous, the atmosphere is beautiful. Great spot; I visit everytime I am in SF.

    55555 by Cristine A.

  • Davy K.Chinese tea service with duck. Amazing.

    55555 by Davy K.

  • Chris V.Get the local artisan cheese platter. A block of honey, fruit, and cheese - delish. Get the Jasmine green tea if you're overcaffeinated and Tolstoy's tip if you're undercaffeinated.

    55555 by Chris V.

  • Carl N.Corner table by the window is great to have a scone and chai and work through ideas.

    55555 by Carl N.

  • Stephanie N.$5.45 dreamy Masala Chai

    55555 by Stephanie N.

  • Sarah J.Come here to escape from the hustle of the city. Set back from the street w/i a plaza, the glass walls look up at the city buildings. Perfect place to have a quiet meeting or to reflect.

    55555 by Sarah J.

  • Erin G.Get an outdoor table, order the egg bowl w/ smoked duck, think about how awesome life is.

    55555 by Erin G.

  • Joshua K.Sit outside on a warm weekend morning and pick a tea service that suits your mood and desire.

    55555 by Joshua K.

  • Paulo F.The food/tea pairing is extraordinary. The Moroccan combo is stunning.

    55555 by Paulo F.

  • Michael O.Try the Masala Chai (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michael O.

  • Alastair G.Very expensive teas. Beware of the price. And not a very vegan-friendly menu options.

    55555 by Alastair G.

  • JoAnne K.Try the Grilled Duck Jook - Amazing! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by JoAnne K.

  • JoAnne K.Try the Green Tea - Awesome! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by JoAnne K.

  • David G.The scone that comes with the English Service is probably the best I ever tasted!

    55555 by David G.

  • Seana M.Samovar is the kind of place you can go by yourself for a decadent tasty meal and just soak up the city. The Japanese service is my personal fav. And remember, hot drinks on a hot day cool the body!

    55555 by Seana M.

  • Jason L.Try the Jook With Smoked Duck (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Jason L.

  • Brian K.Get the Chinese tea service - it's only available at this samovar!

    55555 by Brian K.

  • Sukhjit G.Try the Rice Pudding - Had to come back and try this. Cc: @hardaway (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Sukhjit G.

  • Owen T.Try the Paleolithic Tea Service With Smoked Duck - #paleo (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Owen T.

  • The S.one of the best tea houses in San Francisco and beyond. A true local startup and unique sanctuary

    55555 by The S.

  • Blake S.Have some tea outside and then check out the park this place overlooks.

    55555 by Blake S.

  • Rita P.super selection of tea with a nice view of the park. sit outside when sunny.

    55555 by Rita P.

  • Tom M.Make an offering to Ganesh

    33333 by Tom M.

  • FatimaGreat location, especially on a sunny day. Servers are horrid and will forget half your order + tell you to finish quickly to seat others as soon as you get your food! (1 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    33333 by Fatima

  • Elena M.Try their yogurt desert. Unbelievably delicious!

    55555 by Elena M.

  • Captain L.Favorite lunch spot in the world. Amazing tea, daring menu, outstanding food, and the park setting (on a nice day) is the best in any city.

    55555 by Captain L.

  • FatimaWaitstaff here incredibly rude! 1-Missed half our order. 2-Another told us we needed to leave 15 min after we arrived bc people waiting. We didn't even get to finish our tea!

    11111 by Fatima

  • Lisa P.Tea is great but I would avoid the smoked salmon wasabi ceasar salad

    33333 by Lisa P.

  • didem d.the loveliest tea house i've ever been. take out some herbal tea for your home!

    55555 by didem d.

  • Vaishnavi R.Their jook and curry egg salad sandwich are must trys. Also, don't forget the matcha shake.

    55555 by Vaishnavi R.

  • Eszter T.Great scones. Lovely low key place to have a long conversation with friends without the bar scene.

    55555 by Eszter T.

  • Mayka M.Try the Brown Rice Egg Bowl With Smoked Duck - Lunch with @tenderclaw. M-m-m... (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mayka M.

  • Sheetal V.Coconut rice pudding.. Umm YUM!! Coupled with the Royal Garland tea obvi!!

    55555 by Sheetal V.

  • Sheetal V.Coconut rice pudding... Umm YUM!!tcouple with the Royal Garland..

    55555 by Sheetal V.

  • Aubrey C.One of my favorite places especially during a gorgeous Indian summer day!!! I can & have spent hours here :-)

    55555 by Aubrey C.

  • Miss Kitty SFSPCAThis is the purr-fect place to feast on salmon. The Wasabi Caesar Salad with Wild Smoked Salmon is totally delish!

    55555 by Miss Kitty SFSPCA

  • Jonathan R.Good tea, decent service, and enjoyably healthy food in an absolutely gorgeous setting.

    55555 by Jonathan R.

  • *iVyDelicious Jasmine Pearls! <3 awesome ambiance too...

    55555 by *iVy

  • Chris CTry the Russian black tea. It's awesomely caffeinated.

    55555 by Chris C

  • Maithreyi R.Clearly not just for tea! Their food is awesommee :)

    33333 by Maithreyi R.

  • THE CHIC SPYOn a nice breezy day there is nothing more delightful than sitting outside Samovar, nibbling on a cheese platter with honeycomb and sipping Jasmine lemonade.

    55555 by THE CHIC SPY

  • Elaine L.Healthy eats in a beautiful setting at the Yerba Buena gardens makes this place a spot I visit again and again. I love the English, Russian and Moorish tea services. Their salmon quiche is fantastic.

    55555 by Elaine L.

  • cyn k.the hot masala chai and the egg bowl with smoked salmon. add the quinoa waffles if you're extra hungry.

    55555 by cyn k.

  • Grace T.A quaint gem in the midst of the city bustle. Go here for some tea on a sunny day. Bit pricey but there are benches on the side of you want the ambience without paying.

    55555 by Grace T.

  • Dustin H.The Tai Cha No.13 Jade Oolong. Do it.

    55555 by Dustin H.

  • Ville V.Green Extacy is the way to go!

    33333 by Ville V.

  • Tim O.Try the tea lemonade, especially if you're looking for something refreshing on a warm day.

    55555 by Tim O.

  • Holger L.Great tea selection. Quiet spot in the middle of the city, nice views. Yummy small dishes. My favorite: Russian tea set (smoky, sweet) = all-you-can-drink.

    55555 by Holger L.

  • Elke D.Mint tea is real spicy!

    55555 by Elke D.

  • Julien ARose infused Greek yogurt

    55555 by Julien A

  • Ben L.Egg Bowl and Tea Soup from Brunch Menu is Awesome!!!

    55555 by Ben L.

  • Dylan I.The tea is excellent and the fudge brownie with green tea mousse is fantastic.

    55555 by Dylan I.

  • Fiona T.Try the Hojicha Green Tea

    55555 by Fiona T.

  • Kate C.Try the Chocolate Chip Brioche Bread Pudding

    55555 by Kate C.

  • Peter ClarkeFor all those Tiki Bar TV fans, keep an eye out for LaLa, she just might be your server.

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  • Boon Y.The tea-smoked duck with brown rice - filling, and affordable, at $11. Yum!

    55555 by Boon Y.

  • Jeremy H.have business discussions on the sunny patio, enjoying multiple teapots

    55555 by Jeremy H.

  • Mae W.I love the squash dumplings and Jasmine Lemonade here. Great tea selection & wonderful place to go on a warm sunny day. A nice break from all the chaos downtown.

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  • Rita S.Perfect place to get to know the city from a local's perspective. A different feel with all the buildings surrounding the Yerba Buena park - like Chicago... my fav!

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  • Annie L.Wasabi caesar salad with tea smoked salmon. It's a winner. Fav teas are Golden Phoenix Oolong. Hung's fav is Monkey Pick tea.

    55555 by Annie L.

  • Miles MGet the Matcha with soymilk!

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  • Bryan N.Drink Rooibos on the deck as you gaze across Yerba Buena.

    55555 by Bryan N.

  • ajlt RTry the jasmine lemonade !

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  • NimishaEverything is healthy and delicious! The portions are meant to be shared. The Masala Chai is the best in the city.

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  • Carolyn T.When the weather is warm, it's the Moorish Platter for me. On those cold, foggy days, I actually crave their Curried Tofu.

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  • Kevin M.If you're from the UK, don't even think of ordering tea in your hotel, cone here instead as they understand the importance of boiling water

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  • EnothequeThe best yerba mate I've ever had outside of Argentina.

    55555 by Enotheque

  • Ash S.Order the Salmon Maki and get some Scarlett tea. Delicious. This place reeks of peacefulness and tranquility. Be careful though...teas and salads add up quickly here.

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  • ₍˄ุ.͡˳̫.˄ุ₎ J.If you have Caroline as a server, be prepared to see cute stockings!

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  • ben SHad the $12 bamboo tea. Woa! Tastes like wet hey in a tropical place.

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  • m c.Excellent place especially sitting outside. Beautiful surroundins in te Yerba Buena center.

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  • Oscar BeckmannTry Hika Sencha! Best green tea.

    55555 by Oscar Beckmann

  • Anne W.watch their jasmine tea leaves bloom, delicious with a hint of sugar. curried egg salad sandwich is superb.

    55555 by Anne W.

  • David O.Jasmine Pearl Tea is amazing and the Grilled Agor Cheese Sandwich rocks my world. Samovar is the spot, hands down.

    55555 by David O.

  • tansterCurried egg salad sandwich with sliced apple is my favorite!

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  • Nelson M.All of the tea is great. Ask for suggestions if you are new. The one thing I can guarantee is that you'll love the Quinoa Ginger Waffles.

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  • Anousheh rScarlet is my favorite Tea :)

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  • Jesse J.must have the new Hawaii grown oolong. yummy!

    55555 by Jesse J.

  • Cameo W.always get the duck bacon

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  • cassandra m.The cup isn't dirty, just pre-warmed.

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  • David JHad the Dalai Lama tea and it was great.

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