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Tonga Room

$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (California St.)
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Barrington, Illinois
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been trying o get to the Tonga room for a couple of years, And managed it this September, Myself , friends and husband had a fun time, The service was good, our server was friendly, we shared the large drinks, great way of enjoying more then one flavor, We started with the Tonga Platter, ribs, chicken satay, spring rolls,... More 

Thank wolfoz
Sun City, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often frequented the Tonga Room while dating 50 years ago and for the next several years while we still live in San Francisco. This occasion may have surpassed all others. Having made our reservation well in advance, our poolside table was ready for us even though we were a half hour early. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding.... More 

Thank Lucky M
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had booked dinner here as part of our weekend visit to San Francisco, and had a blast. The atmosphere was fun, with a high energy feel. The band was great and a played some good tunes. We loved the cocktails at the bar and the food was excellent and the staff are very friendly.

Thank Rossland58
Honolulu, Hawaii
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love going the Tonga room for drinks with live music and dancing. It's a really fun place! The drinks are really yum and crowd is always fun and having a good time.

Thank suttona003
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had cocktails in the Tonga Room on our first night in San Franciso/ It was a fun night and we enjoyed the 'water' show with the band playing and the rain/thunder and lightning. There was a good atmosphere and it is easy to see why groups of people visit the Tonga Room for special celebrations.

Thank Misha560
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend that I was traveling with had been to this place before and after we couldn't get into a private concert we were invited to, she suggested this place. How fun! Reminded me of those "themed" restaurants back in the 80s but yet wasn't cheesy. My friend said it was the old indoor pool in the Fairmont Hotel. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this place on a travel show back in the UK so made a point to book a table when in San Fran. It was so cool and fun with friendly staff and amazing cocktails! the rain in the pool made for a calming and relaxing environment. The singer in the boat in the middle of the pool was... More 

Thank janz03
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Fairmont and so thought we should try the restaurant here. The ambience and setting was very romantic and beautiful however, as a huge fan of Asian food it was nothing more than average. I would recommend maybe coming here for an appetiser and a couple of drinks to enjoy the music and the environment but... More 

Thank raja000
Mississauga, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I give this place 5 stars because it is by far the best deal in town. Caveat, only if you go during happy hour from 5 to 7. Head up to the top of Nob Hill for 5pm and enjoy a $10 all-you-can eat buffet and (I recommend) a Mai Thai. Sip it! Trust me. It's strong! Get there for... More 

Thank Aaron P
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the Tonga room during our stay at the Fairmont. We read about this place in tour books and on trip advisor. Well aware of it being a tourist trap. The food was horrible!!! The soup was sooo spicy that we couldn't even eat more than 2-3 bites. Our main dish was horrible sorry I... 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
Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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: 415-772-5278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

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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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