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5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602 (Squirrel Hill South)
412-421-2238
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Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My friend who comes from China frequently talks about this restaurant, and indeed, this was the main (only?) reason she wanted to visit Pittsburgh with me. I as an American don't think I can appreciate it the way she does, but service was friendly and the food was fresh and tasty. She says they have some of the best "smelled... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I've been months without fried stinky tofu (炸臭豆腐) and had resigned myself to a life without said food unless I make future trips to Taiwan. Well, yesterday, I found out about Rose Tea Cafe having said food item, and I immediately gathered myself to end up there for dinner. My brother-in-law and I showed up, were seated promptly, and the... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great little place on the main strip of Squirrell Hill in Pittsburgh. Try the Kimchi hotpot, it is delicious! Super casual atmosphere, was totally packed when we went there. The staff was super nice and helpful and we had 8 people.

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Gainesville, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots of options for carnivores and vegetarians alike. We had some scallion pancakes and broccoli with garlic sauce and rice. Delicious meal with quick friendly service. A large choice of boba tea flavors as well. Perfect spot between the Carnegie and Pitt campuses.

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NYC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Being from NYC, we were taken to the Rose Tea Cafe by friends who were locals. We found the soups for two almost a meal itself for two. The smoothies were rich in fruit. The Eggplant with Garlic Sauce was tasty. If this restaurant were in NYC, I would be a steady monthly customer, it was that good.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I were near Carnegie Mellon University and was looking for a place to grab a quick bite to eat. We were attracted to this little cafe and wanted to give it a try. The place was rather quaint which was fine by us. I ordered the chicken and broccoli with rice and my wife ordered the noodles... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The service is not really good is so rough and poor. The portions that you're paying much money for is rather on the small side, and the food come out really greasy and lot of MSG It is true, the quality of this place has gone down, for the past I would rate a 4.5 but now a mere one.... More 

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It is not a fancy restaurant but the food is great! I like basil squid hot pot, seafood noodle and chicken with broccoli and black pepper sauce. Service is very fast. Menu is great! They serve lots of traditional Taiwanese food that I never tried before. I wish they have brown rice option.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I was here with friends. Very enjoy the meal and home-like environment. These are very traditional cuisine from Taiwan, and don't forget the must-have milk bubble tea.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Fried Chicken is good; and so is salted chicken. Environment is ok. Well, everything is ok. Just nothing particularly wonderful.

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Additional Information about Rose Tea Cafe

Address: 5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602
Phone Number: 412-421-2238
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Taiwanese

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