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Samovar Tea Lounge

Samovar Tea Lounge

(Now Closed)
Tea Room, Snack Place, and Restaurant$$$$
Lower Haight, San Francisco
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  • Grant H.
    Grant HeltonSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Rice Porridge with Duck
  • Josh P.
    Josh PolcharSeptember 29, 2014
    Wonderful green tea, oolong tea, black tea, and everything else you can imagine. Worth the time and money to fully appreciate.
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    Get the Green Ecstacy. Or the matcha shake. And come grab the Jook for brunch.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PolettoMay 26, 2014
    Delicious, if expensive, tea. I frequently come here by myself to read a book and drink a pot of the breakfast blend black tea.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WangApril 6, 2014
    This place is super cute and cool. Can't wait until our food comes out!
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongMarch 23, 2014
    Getting a tea service is great value, especially since the portions are enough for two!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WarnerFebruary 15, 2014
    Yelp Check-In Deal: get 10% off your online purchase at SamovarLife.com (not valid at the Tea Lounges).
  • Suraj S.
    Suraj SavaliaDecember 22, 2013
    The chèvre-stuffed dates are sooo good! Get them alone or as part of the Moorish Tea Service.
  • Samovar Tea Lounge
    Samovar Tea LoungeDecember 12, 2013
    Beginning Monday, 12/16, Zen Valley's hours will be 10am - 10pm M-F, and 9am - 10pm Sat/Sun. See you soon!
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaDecember 10, 2013
    Tea Soup blows my mind.
  • Evelyn R.
    Evelyn RusliNovember 14, 2013
    Turmeric tea and salmon tea soup!
  • John S.
    John SjölanderSeptember 17, 2013
    The Japanese tea service can be made vegan 👍
  • Michael N.
    Michael NordmeyerAugust 22, 2013
    Try the Green Ecstasy. It's awesome.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 14, 2013
    Quite possibly the cutest little tea house in the Lower Haight and SF proper!
  • Quentin Z.
    Quentin ZervaasMay 20, 2013
    Smoked duck jook with a cup of chai = awesome
  • Samovar T.
    Thanks to customer feedback, the Tea Lounges open at 8am now! http://www.samovarlife.com/#visit
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰April 22, 2013
    Pricey but tasty Asian fusion dishes! They are generous with proteins....get the tea soup and smoked salmon! Healthy and delish
  • Natasha
    NatashaMarch 31, 2013
    Fun, relaxing, beautiful place to have awesome conversations with friends and enjoy yum yet expensive tea!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BuhrMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Turmeric tea is good for your heart and has very potent anti-cancer and anti-arthritis properties.
  • arjun b.
    arjun bankerMarch 20, 2013
    it's all about the duck jook
  • Brad Z.
    Brad ZickafooseMarch 11, 2013
    Their tea soup with smoked salmon is excellent. It comes with green tea that you can pour over the meal or enjoy separately as it's own drink.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HollmanJanuary 17, 2013
    Scones is good
  • Trucy
    TrucyJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The soy matcha shake is delicious! Smooth, creamy, and not too sweet.
  • Cecilia T.
    Cecilia TomJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's unpleasantly warm in here. Like a geriatric facility with no ventilation.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithDecember 29, 2012
    Make sure to get a hot (or cold) Masala Chai to drink. Yum!
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur ChangDecember 20, 2012
    It's really nice here. Tempe is good and replaced all their tofu dishes.
  • Kim T.
    Kim TsangDecember 19, 2012
    Super nice place to bring someone you like and hang out at. Get the tea soup and chai! And what smells so good??
  • Annie T.
    Annie TengDecember 11, 2012
    Treat yourself to brunch paired with a soy matcha shake.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FrankDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Matcha tea shake is bomb!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SimmonsNovember 17, 2012
    Get the Russian Service, it's amazing!
  • Rajiv D.
    Rajiv DoshiOctober 21, 2012
    Try the Japanese tea service
  • Shamone J.
    Shamone JeffersonOctober 7, 2012
    Love the Wasabi Caesar Salad with Tea Lemonade
  • Sophia Y.
    Sophia YenSeptember 23, 2012
    Jook. Wow yum. So many condiments. Smoked duck = bacon like. Yum.
  • Anne N.
    Anne NguyenSeptember 15, 2012
    The cherry scone is very good! The Russian Tea Service was very earthy.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleJuly 7, 2012
    The Cacao Mint smells amazing, like Girl Scouts' Mint Chocolate cookies. It doesn't taste anything like that, though. Try it, but other teas are better.
  • Volary
    VolaryJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The ginger quinoa waffles are amazing, but are only available until 3pm
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.April 27, 2012
    Quinoa waffles were amazing and get the squash dumplings!
  • Vandana N.
    Vandana NairFebruary 25, 2012
    The wasabi salad is a bit overrated. Try the moorish salad instead if you have a hankering for a salad.
  • Charlobo s.
    Charlobo s.November 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the communal table in the back.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoNovember 6, 2011
    Try the Nocturnal Bliss - "Sip this to soothe nerves and sleep blissfully." - menu. Here's to another crazy Saturday night.
  • James W.
    James WhittakerOctober 16, 2011
    Try the green ecstasy green tea with matcha. It's almost fluorescent green!
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanSeptember 15, 2011
    Great place to stretch your legs. Teas galore.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradSeptember 11, 2011
    Green ecstasy is... Ecstasy.
  • Beau S.
    Beau SmithAugust 13, 2011
    Schizandra Berry ice tea is very refreshing. If you find it a little sweet, cut it with your spring water and double your tea!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SantascoyJune 18, 2011
    Get the organic Jasmine Pearl tea to brew at home. Lasts about 3 mos for $37.
  • Richmond E.
    Richmond EscolarMay 15, 2011
    The egg bowl with smoked duck is really good. Runny eggs!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HarrisonMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in on a lazy Saturday & get a Chai and some scones. Use twice the amount of cream and jam they initially serve you. Leave happy :)
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria StarrFebruary 13, 2011
    Schizandra Berry Tea...mmmmm...
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CunninghamJanuary 10, 2011
    Try the Japanese service with smoked salmon and green tea! Fudge brownie desert is perfect sweet for 2!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RoseDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    tea soup is bomb as hell
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