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528 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444-3628
+1 253-531-5232
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Providence, Utah
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Tea Leaf is a great hole in the wall Chinese restaurant but worth the visit. I have never had any complaints going to this restaurant. Close to PLU. Don't expect anything fancy but the food and service are good.

1 Thank slaughterpj
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

A wonderful spot for a relaxing meal. Very attentive wait staff and of course the awesome Chinese menu makes this a place you should visit. Go there hungry and come away satisfied. YUM-YUM

Thank 1hungryguy
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The Kim chee is so good that it makes the sticky tables and worn out chairs completely OK. The owners are very friendly. The food was fast. Did I mention that Kim chee?

Thank 123Viki321
Tacoma, Washington
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

It's sort of average but is a nice little hole in the wall with decent fried rice. The servers/owners are very nice.

Thank babsrunning
Graham, Washington
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Sunday p.m. around 4...nobody inside the restaurant, except us! Sat down and waited for about 4 min. before we saw someone pop out and say something.Friendly elderly gentleman asked if we wanted hot tea. Waited another 3-5 minutes before a woman poured water and took our order. Mongolian beef and Chow mein. Soup was filled with Tofu and vegetable stock.... More 

Thank Teachwheart
Tacoma, Washington
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179 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

i just love the tea leaf. the couple that run this place are so friendly and nice it makes it a joy to just come in and visit. They have a appetizer for won ton/egg drop soup. it would feed probably 4-6 people and is a mela all in itselve. We have ate here 5 or 6 times this year... More 

Thank rick r
Star, Idaho
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Heading home, I talked my husband into a side trip for lunch. We 1st were here 34 years ago, when we were just dating, glad we stop back in! Forgot how their 'small' soups were not - since we each had a different kind, we'll have them again for dinner. I haven't had Sizzling Rice soup for so many years... More 

Thank Denirwin
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

And it is always amazing. I now live out of state and always schedule a meal here when in town. It hasn't changed a bit and I wouldn't have it any other way!

1 Thank tbneville
Tacoma, Washington
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218 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

My daughter had eaten here and recommended we try it. The place is nothing special to look at, there is not a ton of seating but on the night we were there it really wasn't crowded. Service was okay and the food was fantastic. Very reasonable prices. Worth the trip to have some really good, inexpensive Chinese food.

Thank gabspa
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247 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Tea Leaf is what Chinese restaurant's of the 1960's & 1970's use to be like. The food here is what our parents use to think of - and in many cases they still think of it as authentic Chinese food; i.e. Chow Mein, Almond Chicken, Sweet & Sour Pork, etc. The food can be okay one day, then on another... More 

Thank treerod1

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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 528 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-531-5232

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