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Boba Guys

Bubble Tea Shop$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • The bubble tea at Boba Guys is a can't miss
  • Caroline D.
    "You can't go wrong with Horchata Boba or Hong Kong Style Boba."(12 Tips)
    Carrie E.
    "The jasmine with tapioca is my favorite."(11 Tips)
    Christine W.
    "Wonderful Hong Kong style bubble tea."(5 Tips)
    Ashley Y.
    "Jasmine milk tea with bubbles, 50% sweetness is just perfect 🙌🙌🙌"(5 Tips)
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  • Maya S.
    Hong Kong Style is a gem; try the rose black tea for something floral and decadent.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChenApril 30
    Been here 50+ times
    New decaf tea is clutch for late night boba cravings
  • Liz
    LizApril 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss a peek at the specials! They're posted to the right of the sales register. Try the strawberry matcha latte. 👌🏼
  • Alicia Z.
    Alicia ZMarch 7
    One of the more pricier boba places served with plenty of ice. Pretty good milk tea. Not too much space to sit.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanFebruary 19
    Matchata = matcha and horchata = heaven
  • David D.
    David DyTangJanuary 22
    Been here 10+ times
    Matcha Green Tea Latte is the best!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgJanuary 17
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the horchata.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChenJanuary 11
    Been here 50+ times
    Discount with mug or hydroflask!
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuNovember 26, 2016
    Not sure what the hype is about. The milk tea here is not strong and portion sizes are small for the price.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the almond jelly
  • Deekay
    DeekayAugust 28, 2016
    Almond jelly is amazing
  • Deekay
    DeekayAugust 28, 2016
    Top 3 milk tea shops in the bay area -Boba Snob
  • George Y.
    George YiuJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    stay on the low side for sweetness, it's sweeter compared to other teas. don't skip the boba
  • Max
    MaxJuly 3, 2016
    Super popular boba spot with fantastic teas but only OK boba and grass jelly. The Muscat oolong was really rich. Order 50% sugar or less.
  • Cody M.
    Cody M.June 19, 2016
    Fresca bobba tea! Yum
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJune 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    omg so good. get a milk tea with almond jelly
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoMay 19, 2016
    Really good boba!
  • Mortiche W.
    Mortiche WongMay 12, 2016
    Love their Boba teas Half and half instead of milk? Pour it on and fatten me up!
  • Gina S.
    Gina SolomonApril 27, 2016
    Milk tea here is great!
  • Chad B.
    Chad BApril 15, 2016
    Iced matcha boba with tapioca and 50% sweet. 😊😋
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichApril 9, 2016
    All the teas here are top-notch!
  • H K.
    H KApril 6, 2016
    Probably the best boba tea in the mission area
  • Melon L.
    Melon LMarch 26, 2016
    A bit too sweet. Get half the sugar maybe.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuMarch 23, 2016
    Classic HK milktea was better than the special drinks. Sometimes classic is always better. I tried the lavender earl grey and was thoroughly disappointed.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 21, 2016
    Love he HK toast. Milk tea was good but I think I've just never been a boba person.
  • Candice I.
    Candice Ibarra BúnMarch 4, 2016
    The Matcha at 50% sweet was just sweet enough for my taste! Glad I listened to the cashier!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrFebruary 18, 2016
    Awesome selection. Love the Hong Kong style.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SFebruary 14, 2016
    Rose favor.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyFebruary 12, 2016
    Best boba... But there's usually a line.
  • Aditi M.
    Aditi MishraFebruary 9, 2016
    Regular black tea with boba is amazing
  • Kayo S.
    Kayo S.January 28, 2016
    Hojicha w/ almond jelly
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best boba in the city!
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJanuary 17, 2016
    With its roots in SF, no wonder it's known as the most hipster bubble tea place. You can't go wrong with Horchata Boba or Hong Kong Style Boba.
  • Bella F.
    Bella Fletchall-SilvaDecember 29, 2015
    Thai tea with regular boba and soy milk
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfectly made tapioca.
  • Nelson E.
    Nelson ElhageDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    coffee milk tea with boba for the win
  • Hanah
    HanahDecember 13, 2015
    Great tea. Skip the boba.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BuisDecember 11, 2015
    Calipico - it's the best!
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best boba in town! Dial down the sweetness to 50-75% though.
  • David S.
    David SteinOctober 10, 2015
    The cookie flavored cotton candy is excellent and often overlooked.
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the almond jelly! Grass jelly isn't worth it.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MireauOctober 4, 2015
    What a great place. Like the farm to table version of bubble tea.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaSeptember 27, 2015
    Best horchata I've ever had and I've never had tapioca balls with that much flavor
  • RMi F.
    RMi FloresAugust 25, 2015
    Not bad, but definitely doesn't live up to the hype
  • Jacqueline K.
    Jacqueline KongAugust 25, 2015
    Muscat oolong was great. Lived up to the hype.
  • Jacqueline K.
    Jacqueline KongAugust 25, 2015
    The Muscat oolong was great. Lived up to the hype.
  • Winnie T.
    Winnie TamAugust 17, 2015
    Horchata tea is unique and delicious. Get it with the homemade almond jelly
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GaoAugust 14, 2015
    Homemade almond jelly is amazing
  • Lene S.
    Lene S.August 10, 2015
    Authentic Taiwanese flavors. Period.
  • Toby P.
    Toby PhimisterJuly 25, 2015
    Jasmine and classic boba very good. 75% sweetness is the way to go!
  • Jesse
    JesseJuly 16, 2015
    Definitely go for the Horchata, no regrets
  • Tony Y.
    Tony YinJuly 12, 2015
    classic 50% sweet
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideJuly 11, 2015
    HOJICHA 50% SWEET
  • William F.
    William FergusonJuly 6, 2015
    Best bubble tea in SF. Get it without the sweetener, so you can taste the quality of the tea used.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    Such quality and innovation!
  • Susannah S.
    Susannah ShumJune 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fancy they made the zagat guide
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 28, 2015
    The strawberry green tea boba was fire!
  • Christopher A.
    They have a pretty good Thai tea
  • Teresa
    TeresaJune 19, 2015
    Rose black tea. Def customize the milk to the tea you get (they can help)
  • Jeremiah L.
    Jeremiah LeeMay 31, 2015
    If the line reaches the frame shop, it's a 25 minute wait. Not worth it.
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningMay 9, 2015
    Boba at the conceptual level.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachMay 7, 2015
    Ask for your milk tea to be only half-sweetened.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Like sugar? Get the strawberry fresca with boba.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Horchata boba ftw!
  • Carrie E.
    Carrie EdwardsMarch 2, 2015
    The jasmine with tapioca is my favorite.
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LEFebruary 24, 2015
    Boba texture was spot on. Hong Kong style did not taste any different from other boba teas I've gotten elsewhere so next time I'd go with the more popular milk tea
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuFebruary 8, 2015
    Wonderful Hong Kong style bubble tea. If you see it, get the Taiwanese pineapple cake--it's one of the specialties of the island!
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipFebruary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    live in the mission? ask for the neighbor's discount!
  • cami j.
    cami j.January 31, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    I'm a fan of the classic milk tea with boba, but I've heard good things about the matcha and all of the slow tea options.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyJanuary 20, 2015
    horchata boba is basically life alerting
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The teas and drinks are great. The tapioca itself could improve, but it's still good.
  • Lana C.
    Lana CriggsDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their delicious pineapple cake is flown in from Taiwan!
  • Shannon Z.
    Shannon ZNovember 28, 2014
    Jasmine Milk (or soy) with 1/2 almond jelly & 1/2 tapioca balls $5. Not consistent with quality of product, depending on the staff you will either have the best boba tea ever or the most watered down.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ChungNovember 16, 2014
    For those that don't have a sweet tooth, I recommend 50% sweetness, which is perfect for me.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WyneNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Classic with no sweet
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaNovember 8, 2014
    Tried decaf black tea with boba + almond jelly. Like that i can customize with choice of toppings, milk, and sweetness level.
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegOctober 24, 2014
    Ooops, I did it again #2014 and it was good.
  • TJ W.
    TJ WalkerOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Horchata Boba
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A little overpriced but legitimately good quality. I would choose it over places in the Sunset or Richmond, but I go when I'm in the Mission.
  • Best of
    Best ofSeptember 17, 2014
    Boba Guys have the hookup to your boba cravings whether you want dairy, non dairy, with tapioca or without, they've got you covered. Try the Indian Chai, Classic Black, or Lychee Green Tea. Read more
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AptekarSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I am in love with the decaf black milk tea. The wild cotton candy flavors are also super fun!
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The HK milk tea here is well flavored, rich, and some of the best you can get in this country. Yes, I said COUNTRY.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HiscottSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee milk tea with boba for life. Great people too
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YueSeptember 5, 2014
    Jasmine milk tea with bubbles, 50% sweetness is just perfect 🙌🙌🙌
  • DJ C.
    DJ CapobiancoAugust 31, 2014
    Horchata Boba?!?!!
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChenAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Updated menu with more sweetness and milk options
  • Nader F.
    Nader FarzanAugust 24, 2014
    Use the Square Order app to skip the line!
  • Schlomo R.
    Schlomo RabinowitzAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Non-caffinated great thing: Horchata with almond jelly.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I had the jasmine tea at the default sweetness and it was a little too sweet
  • Greg M.
    Greg MathewsAugust 19, 2014
    Rose milk tea!!!
  • Regina
    ReginaAugust 19, 2014
    Slow bar is worth the wait. It's all about the Earl Grey. Don't turn your nose up at the hipster vibe. Ignore it and get yourself some awesome boba.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AgnewAugust 15, 2014
    The coffee milk tea boba is my favorite
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanAugust 8, 2014
    You can order via square
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    I'm no boba connoisseur, but I think their classic milk tea is delicious.
  • Carlo 🍙 S.
    Carlo 🍙 SAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order from the slow bar to customize the amount of sugar and milk.
  • Joy S.
    Horchata Boba <3
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    If you plan to have boba, it may as well be hipster boba. Using only the finest ingredients (Straus family milk, handmade jellos). The slow bar menu (brewed from tea leaves) is worth the wait.
  • Christian H.
    Christian HermanJuly 12, 2014
    Just push yourself around all the people standing around
  • Daphne
    DaphneJuly 1, 2014
    Jasmine milk tea was too watery but the tapioca pearls were the perfect balance of soft and chewy.
  • Audrey H.
    Audrey HudsonJune 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    chamomile mint with soy and boba, porfaaaaa!
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