Samovar Tea Lounge

Tea Room, Restaurant
$ $
498 Sanchez St (at 18th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 626-4700
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm



  • Go to Samovar Tea Lounge - Castro and sit at the raised table have honeycomb and cheese with bottomless Russian tea and chill
  • At Samovar, the art of tea is the art of relaxation, and we recommend going with full-blown tea service. The Russian tea service brings you deviled eggs with caviar and other snacks.
  • Get the Nishi Sencha 1st Flush. OMG.
  • They don't like you to use laptops on weekends, but during the week it is a great place to get some work done (as you try to kick that coffee addiction).
  • The Japanese tea service with smoked duck (not explicitly on the menu) is healthy, filling and yummy! If you're chilling further, chai tea is a great relaxing dessert tea.
  • Chilled chai.
  • 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
  • The vegetarian/haloumi kabobs are delicious. Get with the Moroccan tea set, or on their own.
  • If you want something a bit heftier than just tea, the English Tea Service is super delish.
  • Great masala chai!
  • Quinoa Waffle.
  • The tofu curry dish is excellent and the masala chai is outstanding! A little pricey, but you get great service and delicious food for the price.
  • My favorite chai in the city.
  • Book early, it's always crowded
  • Get the egg bowl and a side of kale, mix together, and enjoy. A good combo!
  • this is how chai is supposed to be. smooth, cardamony, and warming. not overspiced or sickeningly sweet.
  • Got food poisoning from the salmon maki bowl yesterday :( anyone else?
  • try the salmon jook! and Moorish mint tea is awesome :)
  • Squash Dumplings. Yeah.
  • Get the Chai to warm up!

Nearby places

Dolores & Church St (btwn 18th & 20th St)
3692 18th St (at Dolores St)
3639 18th St (btwn Guerrero & Oakwood St)