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Tonga Room

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (Nob Hill)
415-772-5278
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Ranked #571 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
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
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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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Omaha, NE
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was quite an experience. We had reservations for four. We were promptly seated & had a blast. Polynesian food & the craziest decor. Small Bar area & dance floor , but the star of the decor is a swimming pool in the middle of the restaurant. It rains in the pool from time to time. There is a barge/raft... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Took my sweetie there on our whirlwind tour of San Francisco's cool and unusual restaurants. Tops were Forbes Island and Smugglers Cove, great spots both. As for the Tonga Room, what a terrible disappointment and tourist trap. With such a fantastic layout and décor, how could Fairmount allow this icon to turn into such a pit? With time limited, we... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Fairmount is one of the finest hotels in San Francisco. Just a magnificent place. And the Tonga Room doesn't disappoint. Polynesian flare, with a décor to match, makes for a unique night. They made the restaurant around an indoor pool that has been there since the thirty's. They have a band that floats out in the water, and plays... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We made reservations for my birthday and were totally happy with the food, drink, atmosphere, music and service! What else can I tell ya?

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Really quirky restaurant, bit different, the food was really good. The service was another story, the waiter was generally rude! He stood with my husbands plate in his hand next to me until I finished my food, he gave us the cheque without us asking and we wanted another drink - he then took Forever to being the change back.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We heard no visit was complete without going, but could be because we are not into super loud and spendy. My age is showing I know. Firstly, on a weekend expect to stand in line, pay a cover charge, and $11-$15 for a beverage, while in standing room only. We didn't even attempt to get a table or food. It's... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to San Francisco for a girls trip a few weekends ago and had the opportunity to try out the Tonga Room! It was amazing! Great Food, yummy drinks, and really fun atmosphere! Make reservations though, there was a lot of people waiting on tables!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Big misty, dark Polynesian bar and restaurant with pool in center that collects artificial falling rainfall. Great venue for kids but corny for adults. Three of us thought all our fancy drinks tasted awful. But everyone else seemed to love the place so there must be something wrong with us.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere and decor of the Tonga Room are fantastic and service staff very friendly, however, if you go expecting a great culinary experience you'll be disappointed. I ordered the red curry and it resembled nothing like a red curry, more like a chop suey from a dingy Chinese restaurant in 1980. The food overall was also very salty which... More

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Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

After passing the Tonga Room while riding the cable car past the Fairmont Hotel my wife and I decided it would be fun to go back that evening and check it out. So glad we did. Just a ton of fun! We were able to find two seats at the bar for happy hour and had a great time. It... 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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