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Samovar Tea Lounge - CLOSED

498 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2027
+1 415-626-4700
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
22 Mar 2016
“Great food but pricey tea”
26 Jan 2016
“Delicious tea- Nice ambiance”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
498 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2027
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I wandered past this tea lounge and it looked very inviting so I stopped for lunch. The decor is cute and it's very relaxing after a long morning of walking. I ordered the turkey and pesto sandwich and it was delicious! I also ordered the...More

Thank Samara N
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Samovar is a great place have some tea, eat something and relax. There is no pressure form the waiters. They will replenish hot water depending on what kind of tea you ordere. Different teapots for different kind of teas. Very nice. It is not cheap...More

Thank Cat_en_voyage
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just walking by and liked the name of this place so stopped in on one of San Francisco's warm days. Sat outside and had the Caesar salad with smoked salmon with wasabi dressing for lunch. Great. Also had iced Masala Chai which I've been looking...More

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Ended up to this venue during a long walk around mission and castro, it looks like an oasis of peace in the desert. Well...I think water in an oasis is cheaper than tea in this venue. Hold on....the selection of teas they offer and the...More

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Great English Tea- quiche was fluffy and the service was okay. Laid back atmosphere in a good location.

Thank Em M
Reviewed 10 March 2015

While in San Francisco, a friend recommended this quaint spot for lunch. And while I'm glad I obliged, it was a tad pricey (for basic items such as tea and a turkey sandwich). Staying away from sugar, I opted for the basic black tea, at...More

1  Thank JayInProvRI
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

I just went in for a tea takeaway which they have feTured on a sigh outside. It came to $4.52. I pulled out a twenty dollar bill and 51 cents, and there was no offer to make the penny difference. Fine. But then I'm handed...More

1  Thank chezCody
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Normally, we NEVER order tea. Normally yuck. This place converted us Into tea zealots. Not only is the tea fantastic, the food is simply pretty, nice and fun on your tongue! Listen people, forget everything you have ever been taught about tea and bad teaish...More

Thank Parys8071
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I was finally able to visit this place after months of passing it by. I came for a lunch meeting and sat outside, as it was a nice day in SF. The menu was very interesting, as they had tea services which was a themed...More

Thank apaxngh
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Loved this little tea shop with its bright ambiance and open entry way. The tea was excellent and presentation amazing for both the food and drinks. The portions are good for sharing for two people if you wanted a snack before your next meal. If...More

Thank Chaiselounger53
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2027
    (18th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni L,M,K to Castro or Church, J to Church & 18th
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-4700
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