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Tonga Room

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (Nob Hill)
415-772-5278
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Ranked #526 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $35 - $50
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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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English first
Fremont, California
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1,133 reviews 1,133 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
782 helpful votes 782 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I guess it's because I grew up in LA and loved going to Disneyland and seeing the Tiki Room.... so whenever I go to the Tonga Room I like the Hawaiian theme. I like the raiinstorm. I enjoy the music when they have it. Tonga Room makes me happy. It's not traditional San Francisco and its somewhat touristy but fun.... More

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Surrey, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I loved the Hawaiian theme of the Tonga room. Live music on the weekend adds a nice touch, but they will add $7 to your bill for this entertainment. They didn't add it to ours, perhaps because we were hotel guests. The bbq pork buns were yummy and I loved the mango glazed mahi mahi, but my husband was dissapointed... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Tonga Room made more famous by a visit from Anthony Bourdain is a bit corny but really fun for families. We even got up an danced a few.

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Sun Valley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is an overall great place to have dinner and drinks with friends, co-workers or even alone. The Bar is Fantastic! With great service and drinks. The food is also amazing, and sitting along the poolside with the live band makes it all that better. Richard the waiter is very good and you never have to worry about waiting... More

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Oakland, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

1980 music by a great band! the BEST spring rolls and sauces Ive had in a while and ALEC our server was amazing.. He was right on it! took such good care of my daughter and I. The wait in the line was a little long for the bar but it ended up being totally worth it. I haven't been... More

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Timeless fun icon of San Francisco. Go there for the tropical drinks, jungle atmosphere and the mere fun of it.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unique atmosphere with a restaurant built around a hotel pool that no one uses any more. VERY noisy when the band is playing. Hard to have a conversation or even place a food order. Food was just okay. Don't bring kids.

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Manhattan Beach, California, USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a ball here. It's a tourist spot that completely embraces that! I love that. Food is good, drinks are better and the show is fantastic. Usr any word you want to describe it...hooky, old-fashioned, touristy or gimmicky. It all of these and more. But, it is fantastic!!! It's a must for travelers in SF. Just as a note,... More

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St. John's, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was a treat to go here after hearing so much about the place over the years. I was hoping for something a little more when we attended the buffett. The food selection was fine, but the tea saucer sized plates were a big let down.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The place was packed when we visited for a cocktail after being out to dinner. Its an unusual place, with a south seas feel , the bar staff were fun and helpful and made great cocktails.

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