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Rose Tea Cafe

Squirrel Hill South
Taiwanese
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5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602
412-421-2238
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food for a reasonable price

I visited Rose Tea Cafe with a group of six for dinner. Although they do not take reservations, we called ahead to let them know what time we would be arriving, and they had pulled 3 tables together for us. The servers were helpful trying to recommend dishes that would suit our preferences. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
carriew29
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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Wrocław
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Four of us ordered different meals. Started with awesome hot&sour soup and Spring Rolls. After that we received 4 huge plates with different noodles and meat. We shared it and get stuffed before finishing. For sharing there's not enought room for additional plates but we managed that. We finished out meal with Bubble tea. Great meal. Loved all four dishes.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped in to order bubble teas and were considering this place for dinner. We walked in and the man at the counter gave us a stern look instead of a welcoming smile. He told us to go to back to order tea. The lady at the back counter took our order grudgingly and wore the same stern look. Needless... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I go to Rose Tea frequently and the food is always delicious! My favorite is the basil fish, which is served in a sizzling clay pot. We also love the sweet and sour or salt and pepper spare ribs. Their bubble tea is better than others I have tried in Squirrel Hill. Staff is friendly, food is... More 

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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited Rose Tea Cafe with a group of six for dinner. Although they do not take reservations, we called ahead to let them know what time we would be arriving, and they had pulled 3 tables together for us. The servers were helpful trying to recommend dishes that would suit our preferences. I wanted to try the Chunk Chicken... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I'll be reviewing the Oakland branch since I visit that way more often. Although this place is small, with a small food menu and majorly famous for bubble tea, their food is pretty awesome! My staple dish here is the Curry chicken (or sometimes the curry fish). It is really good, spicy and flavorful and surprisingly similar to Indian curry... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This weekend trip is my first time visiting Pittsburgh. We were excited by finding this restaurant online. My boyfriend is a Caucasian but he has been trained to appreciate Asian foods in the past. Ambitiously we ordered five dishes: steamed dumplings (appetizer), fried stinky tofu (appetizer), stir-fried veggie with garlic (蒜炒空心菜), chicken with basil (三杯雞) and fried pork chop with... More 

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Virginia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Squirrel Hill South
  • Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
  • Phone Number: 412-421-2238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Taiwanese
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

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