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Rose Tea Cafe

5874 1/2 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1602 (Squirrel Hill South)
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Ranked #673 of 1,874 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Taiwanese
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
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Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
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36 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Morgantown, West Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 review
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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34 reviews 34 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Tried bubble tea for the first time: glad I did; interesting. Plain restaurant with limited menu. Staff was pleasant. Will spend my dining $$ elsewhere.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

In recently got the recommendation for this place from a taiwanese girl in a meeting. We love this place - for the bubble tea, for the milk tea or the fried and steamed dumplings! It all tastes like Taiwan! We visited Taiwan and had high hopes for a great taiwanese place in Pittsburgh and we were not disappointed! The dumplings... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Love this place for bubble tea and wonderful food. My favorites include the Kim Chi fried rice and turnip cakes. There also is a wonderful Kim Chi hot pot. There are many, many very authentic dishes on the menu. It is always crowded but the food comes out very quickly.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I am a foodie and eater with high expectations, but almost every dish is always delicious and with more than reasonable portion. Even more so, the prices are amazingly cheap. Service is quick and the place is clean. The only shortfall is the small size of the restaurant and given its popularity, can fill quickly though table turnover is quick.... More

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reston, va
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We needed a quick lunch and took a chance on this place. Glad we did. We ordered appetizers which really hit the spot. Scallion pancakes were different than any I had ever had, with egg in them. Very yummy. Hot and sour soup was very good on a cold winter day. My only complaint is that the place is small... More

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