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Tonga Room

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (Nob Hill)
415-772-5278
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Ranked #544 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: California St.
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Salem, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a bit tired. Feels like it once was hopping but that was probably in the 70s. Drinks are okay. Didn't stay for dinner. Have a drink here but go elsewhere for dinner.

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calgary
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173 reviews 173 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Impressive Tropical and colorful atmosphere----special effects with the rain and thunderstorms add to the environmental mystic! Great variety of cocktails and appetizers ---a little bit rich, but generous portions. Fabulous dance music---non stop---good mix! Service was quick and friendly---especially being as the room was packed! This is a popular and great addition to the Fairmont----no question, this will be a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went here after seeing a feature on Anthony Bourdian's show. It's good kitschy decor with great strong drinks. I loved the atmosphere, the music and the people watching on a Friday Night. So different than any where else in the city.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Kitsch only goes so far. No ha ha when the service is moving you through dinner at a breakneck pace while you listen to an artificial rainstorm around an indoor swimming pool. The food was expensive and not good. I won't even talk about the disco band playing on a raft.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Been Going There For Years...I Had On Shorts, Daytime, Very Warm Outside.. (Tried Top Of The "Snotty" Mark, But They're SO Proud Of Themselves, They Just Lost Long Time Customers, As I Couldn't Get In Because Of The Aforementioned Shorts)...Walked Over To The Tonga Room, Had Fabulous Appetizers And Great Cocktails....One Of San Francisco's Long Time Treasures!....Never Change!.....:).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary at the Tonga Room. It is very expensive but worth the experience. We made our reservation through open table and commented that it was our anniversary. When we got there we were greeted warmly by the staff and shown to our table next to the 'lagoon'. The food is excellent, I had the... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of the classic tiki bars from the 1940s and worth the visit. As many reviewers have said, it can be pricey. One suggestion to experience the Tonga Room on a budget is to try Happy Hour, which occurs Wednesday through Friday from 5-7 pm. The tiki drinks are a little less expensive and there is an all... More

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Sacramento
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really debated about coming here as it is expensive. However, now glad we did. As long as you're willing to pay a lot - it is fun. We did the family style Ohana meal which we all enjoyed - you get to try different things which even the teens enjoyed. It also made for a leisurely meal as you... More

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Houston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is like taking a step into a tropical setting! They feature a pool in the center of the restaurant with rainstorms and thunder periodically throughout the meal. On certain nights, they have live entertainment performing from a boat sitting in the middle of the pool. There is an extra $5 charge on the nights with entertainment. The food... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It seems like you're in a Disney restaurant. You almost forget you're inside a classy hotel when the fake rain with all the thunder noises start. The food is good and the drinks are really well prepared. The only "negative point" is the really loud noise, specially the live band performance. You can't even talk to your friends.

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