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Tea Pavilion Restaurant

2215 Pan American Rd E, Japanese Friendship Garden Society, San Diego, CA 92101-1656
+1 619-232-2721
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice bowl” (6 reviews)
“tofu” (4 reviews)
“wheat bread” (2 reviews)
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2215 Pan American Rd E, Japanese Friendship Garden Society, San Diego, CA 92101-1656
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tuna sandwich at the Tea Pavillon Restaurant. It's wonderful to eat outside so close to the Japanese Friendship Garden. The only drawback was the extremely slow service.

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is provides tasty dishes, salads and sandwiches and so on, for a more reasonable price then the rest of the park restaurants. The service is slow: they built up a beautiful dish but it takes some time. Fortunately, you can sit outside and...More

Thank Wub67
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My husband and I first saw this place at the start of our day at Balboa Park, while we were walking from the parking lot to begin our museum visits. We had just finished breakfast, and the restaurant wasn't open yet, but we thought it...More

Thank aloha056
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Japanese American quick cuisine. Veggies, sushi, ice cream, sweets, teas, and other beverages. Limited hours.

Thank dbbarker
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I got the teriyaki rice bowl because the veggie and tofu was sold out..was NOT disappointed at all! Great food and loved the courtyard. Friendly staff as well also got strawberry daifuku - this was interesting flavor...would get it all again!

Thank Marianne K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had a chicken and rice bowl and it was very good. I was very disappointed in the service. I stood in line for over twenty minutes. There were maybe only four people in front of me. The food took another twenty minutes to make,...More

Thank emma b
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my teryaki chicken bowl and my iced latte matcha green tea. Nice place to relax in this beautiful park.

Thank Nicolas B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. Lovely setting for terrible lunch. Waiting on line and then again for our food was not fun. My ciabatta roll tuna fish sandwich was a disappointment. The roll was not fresh my wife had the wheat bread and that was a bit better....More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Right near the entrance to the Japanese Friendship Garden, this is a nice place for lunch, tea or a snack. It does not have table service, but you order at the counter and find a spot in the shaded outdoor table area.

Thank CCMinSD
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you're looking for casual outdoor dining, this is the spot for you. Adjacent to the entry to the Japanese Friendship Garden, you can stop for a cup of tea or a bowl of noodles. There is a wide selection of teas and coffees as...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2215 Pan American Rd E, Japanese Friendship Garden Society, San Diego, CA 92101-1656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-2721
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