Samovar Tea Lounge

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730 Howard St (btwn 3rd & 4th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 227-9400
Tea Room, Café
$ $
Mon–Wed, Sun: 9:00 AM–8:00 PM Thu–Sat: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM

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  • I use their teas obssesively in my desserts. Also sit and enjoy a pot of tea, relax, you'll feel your karma get lighter. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • 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
  • Get an outdoor table, order the egg bowl w/ smoked duck, think about how awesome life is.
  • Sit outside on a warm weekend morning and pick a tea service that suits your mood and desire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • eat squash dumplings
  • The Salmon Cesar salad is the business. Also a fan of the tea lemonade btw.
  • Corner table by the window is great to have a scone and chai and work through ideas.
  • Fancy (read: spendy) tea shop and indoor or outdoor seating at Yerba Buena Gardens.
  • The wasabi caesar salad with wild smoked salmon has the perfect kick to enjoy with a nice pot of tea.
  • Try the jasmine lemonade !
  • Definitely go for the English Service & Breakfast Blend. I chose the wild smoked salmon quiche instead of the Shitake mushroom one. Loved the food and atmosphere.
  • always get the duck bacon
  • nice, quiet but pricy
  • One of my favorite tea spots! Grab a table outside on a sunny day :) Their teas are top notch, and their scones are some of the best I've ever had!
  • Best tea lounge in SF
  • Chinese tea service with duck. Amazing.
  • 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.
  • Good tea, decent service, and enjoyably healthy food in an absolutely gorgeous setting.