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950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #631 of 4,976 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $35 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Asian
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
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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
Cross street: California St.
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Highland, Maryland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

OK, its famous. A storied history. I really unique interior and concept. I'm glad I went, just to see it. But the only food was the buffet for 45 frickin' dollars. Give me a break -- and it was nothing special. The band was playing 70's hits, they were talented but the musical choices not the greatest for my ears.... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Tonga Room has been around forever. The decor is pretty tacky. There's a swimming pool in the middle of the restaurant. BUT the food is great. I would recommend the Mongolian Beef. The bar tender also makes a mean piña colada. Overall, very fun. Go if you're looking for music and a good time.

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Pylesville, Maryland, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just stopped off for drinks, not dinner, but they were good, service was great, and the place is fun to see. It's a complete Polynesian theme, and feels like you're in Disney or on the set of an old James Bond film. It's mostly older folks (50-65), so if you want somewhere young and trendy, this isn't your spot.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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167 reviews 167 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stopped in here one night while going back to our room upstairs in the Fairmont. There was a fairly good band on the floating barge playing a bunch of 80's songs (Journey, etc). People were dancing & it was fun. It's "Island" theme carried over to the drink selections and they had alot of rum-based cocktails, which were pretty good.... More

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been going here for some time. It is a trip to see what they have done to the hotel pool and decor. It is not for the fancy people but if you are a tourist and want something different... Is qualifies

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Seattle, Washington
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272 reviews 272 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The place is pretty touristy but I expected that before I went. Inside, the decor is very chill and the indoor pool is a nice touch for the atmosphere. Just a warning as the drinks are a bit pricey, but they make up for it with potency. For food, we go the ribs. They were pretty good, but know they... More

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San Jose, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stopped in to this famous SF institution, hoping to have a fun experience and see what the hype is about. We visited prior to a concert on Oct. 17, early in the evening. Having tried unsuccessfully more than 1-2 weeks in advance for dinner reservations, gave up and just stopped into the bar on our night out for a cocktail,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Go to see the tiki themed bar and decor, see it rain inside and get one of their delicious drinks. I would pass on the food and have another drink instead. Don't be surprised to stand in line for a hour waiting for a bar spot to open. Standing room is not allowed at the bar and if you want... More

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Clifton, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is the perfect place to unwind after a rough day of sightseeing through the City. The service is exceptional and the drinks are not too bad either.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ordered two cocktails, which were spoilt as there was more ice than anything else. Service was good. Starters were delicious and filling ( calamari, and char Sui bao ). So much so we didn't need to order anything else. It was busy the night we went, so a little loud, but couldn't be helped. There was live music, which was... More

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Additional Information about Tonga Room

Address: 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000
Phone Number: 415-772-5278
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Asian

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