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Tonga Room

$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (California St.)
+1 415-772-5278
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Franklin, Tennessee
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bar is very unique. I loved it and go with the expectations to have fun. A band plays on a stage in the middle of a indoor pool. You just have to see to believe.

Thank Summerfun2013
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So we decided to go for dinner instead of drinks last minute. Waited for a table and were seated inside 20 minutes, which considering we hadn't booked was pretty great. Service was really great, very friendly hostesses and servers. Then it went downhill. We went for the tasting menu ($60pp), which sounded great. To start was spring roll, chicken wing... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for Happy Hour, pu pu platters were great along with friendly service and spectacular mai -ti's.

Thank Praia1
Indio, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early. The Tonga Room opens at 5PM. We were there 30 minutes early and it was worth it because the line was backed up a ways by the time they opened. The spread is simple: fruit, pork ribs, chow mien, fried rice, and spring rolls. The ribs and rolls were my favorites, but everything is yummy. Make sure... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stood in line for 20 minutes before learning we didn't need to stand in line unless we needed a table- we just wanted a drink at the bar. The interior was a little kitschy, but that's the vibe we expected from a Tiki Bar... until we got our drinks. The cocktail list was pretty large and we decided to... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was over rated and over priced. Kind of bland compared to other tiki rooms we've been to-like The Foundation which is 2 blocks from our house in Milwaukee. Disappointed.

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Mountain View, California
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81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a fun place to visit. It's a tiki bar/restaurant. If you visit on the weekend, definitely make a reservation if you want to have dinner here as the night we went, it was an hour wait. If you are going for drinks, you can bypass the line. Dinner was quite good and our table was right near... More 

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Katy, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is inside Fairmont Hotel with nice ambiance. They serve mainly Polynesian and Asian food. Its a fun restaurant for birthdays and party. Some dish are good and some are average, moderately priced. The band was good and played some old songs. Better make reservation since the restaurant gets full. It quite noisy once the party band starts playing.... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for the "party night" on a family get together. As in the past the atmosphere was wonderful and the food was very good. The menu had expanded since we were last there in March, and the food was all first rate. Our waiter paid particular attention to the 2 year old in our group and made sure... More 

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This is a world famous hot spot in SFO. The original Rainforest Cafe, if you will. There is a happy hour buffet and the Polynesian flavor is everywhere. With the "thunderstorm" show every so often, it is a unique place. Why only a three star review? The food off the menu and the drinks were not outstanding. We arrived prior... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000
    (California St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-772-5278

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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