Ocha Tea Café

Bubble Tea Shop and Snack Place
2986 S Norfolk St (Hillsdale Blvd), San Mateo, CA 94403, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Informal, family-friendly Taiwanese cafe boasting hot pots, pork chops & customizable drinks.

7.0/10

Based on 76 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Dj Slick D
    "My favorite is Almond Milk Tea with Boba and Coconut Jelly."(19 Tips)
    Andre J.
    "Break away from traditional tapioca and try the coconut jelly."(5 Tips)
    Amy L.
    "Minced pork rice is authentic and delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Steve R.
    "try their coffee milk tea! it's amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • milk tea
  • tapioca
  • minced pork rice
  • coconut jelly
  • great value
  • coffee
  • authentic
  • crispy chicken
  • good for a late night
  • boba
  • fresh food
  • sesame
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • Shreyans P.

    Get the taro milk tea with boba!

    Shreyans Parekh · June 27
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  • Patrick F.

    Popular spot for snacks or a meal. Premium teas available for more, or just your typical quick-poured drinks

    Patrick Fung · March 27
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  • Jennifer N.

    Fresh teas and surprisingly good snacks!

    Jennifer Ng · January 24
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  • Daniela P.

    Fresh milk tea with tapioca is awesome! I recommend half sugar otherwise it can be too sweet. :)

    Daniela Pks · September 6, 2014
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  • Amy L.

    Milk teas have great flavor. Good amount of seating. Minced pork rice is authentic and delicious!

    Amy L. · August 30, 2014
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  • Clement N.

    Amazing agar boba!

    Clement Ng · August 16, 2014
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  • Dj Slick D

    My favorite is Almond Milk Tea with Boba and Coconut Jelly.

    Dj Slick D · June 20, 2014
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  • Rob R.

    regular milk tea is good

    Rob Reyes · May 21, 2014
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  • Tabris C.

    good place to grab a cup of milk tea, eat some potato fries and read some manga

    Tabris Chen · May 4, 2014
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  • Melissa T.

    Delicious, but there is NO PARKING at lunch. Better to come midday.

    Melissa Thorne · February 21, 2014
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  • Brianne K.

    Taro milk tea w/ large boba!

    Brianne Kodakari · December 6, 2013
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  • aliesh682 R.

    I love almond milk tea :)

    aliesh682 Ramos · June 6, 2013
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  • Sabarish R.

    Good for a late night cup of tea. Avoid the coffee.

    Sabarish Raghupathy · June 3, 2013
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  • M C.

    Can get less or no sugar

    M Chiang · May 27, 2013
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  • M C.

    Need to pay cash or debit

    M Chiang · May 26, 2013
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  • M C.

    Can ask for less sugar in drinks

    M Chiang · May 26, 2013
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  • Kei Y.

    Do NOT come here at night. It is so noisy. People have no common courtesy to shut up.

    Kei Yamada · May 4, 2013
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  • Bryan W.

    Grab the big straw not small straw if you get small tapioca in your milk tea

    Bryan W. · April 16, 2013
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  • Jonas

    Get their "fresh" milk tea, using real milk.

    Jonas · February 24, 2013
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  • Jessica C.

    Crispy chicken and boba combo ftw.

    Jessica Chan · February 9, 2013
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  • Andrew W.

    Fresh milk tea is where it's at

    Andrew Wong · November 29, 2012
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  • Steve R.

    best milk tea in the bay area! try their coffee milk tea! it's amazing!

    Steve Rojas · June 9, 2012
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  • Benson F.

    Open late.

    Benson Fung · May 7, 2012
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  • Geomher G.

    Gotta love their milk tea with tapioca. And their crispy chicken with rice.. Crunchy string beans and savory fried fresh tofu. Yum!

    Geomher Grantham Crawley · November 13, 2011
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  • Troy E.

    Unsweetened coffee jelly milk tea is great. Give it a try!

    Troy Etheredge · October 22, 2011
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  • Andre J.

    Break away from traditional tapioca and try the coconut jelly.

    Andre Jimenez · September 10, 2011
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  • Tamatha G.

    I've been away for 3 years, when did Tapioca Express close/merge with Ocha? Still just as yummy as before!

    Tamatha Gebhardt · September 1, 2011
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  • Myles K.

    The milk tea here makes my pants zipper quiver uncontrollably

    Myles Kwan · April 25, 2011
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  • Aki K.

    Ask clerk for stamp card. Buy 10 get 1 free.

    Aki Koto · March 28, 2011
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  • Kathleen N.

    Jasmine Green Milk Tea w/Pearls <3

    Kathleen N. · January 29, 2011
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  • Zyal L.

    I love their hot sesame milk tea!

    Zyal L · December 16, 2010
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  • Rachel H.

    Minced pork rice and meat ball soup!

    Rachel He · October 11, 2010
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  • Joseph d.

    Fresh peach milk tea!

    Joseph de Jesus · June 27, 2010
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