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Tonga Room

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Nob Hill
Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108-6000 (California St.)
+1 415-772-5278
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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Citrus Heights, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose the Tonga Room for a friend's birthday. The family style option is the way to go. And always sit near the pool and the Outrigger canoe band. The rainshower feature in the pool makes you think you are in Hawaii or the South Pacific. Asian Pacific food at its best.

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Thank dbwbear
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The floating stage with live music and amazing mai tais make for a perfect date night setting. Servers are not the best and the food isn't memorable, but worth one visit for sure!

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Thank Anuradha M
Dunedin, Florida
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259 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a few drinks. I couldn't understand why they restrict entry and keep a line going outside when there is plenty of seats inside. We finally got a seat. The band plays mostly older music but it was still fun. Drinks are good. My only complaint is when I have been here in the past the fake rain... More 

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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dance, Dance, Dance, the night away at the infamous TONGA room! I love everything about this place. The food and service was outstanding. This ambiance is spectactular.

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Thank 4JMP
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Insanely crowded and expensive with a Disney feel. To loud to enjoy and the wait even with reservations was obscene.

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Thank PNMLAW
California
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow we got a table for dinner without a reservation. If possible, make a reservation! They are often packed. The food, Polynesian, was fresh, varied and delicious. The setting, complete with the occasional rainstorm in the lake in the center was awesome! An experience I would simply summarize as "fun!"

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Novi, Michigan
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at the Tonga on Christmas Day after our arrival in San Francisco. The food was excellent and the cocktails hit the spot after a long day of travel. The wait for our previously reserved table was a bit disappointing considering the number of open tables, It would also seem we could have been placed better than against the wall... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once we heard about this place, we had to experience it! Let me say, it did not disappoint. The Kung Pao was excellent, the wait staff provided excellent service and the entertainment was great, a floating stage surrounded by intermittent falling rain, I won't soon forget this vintage SF experience!

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Sacramento, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reservations are not available so get there 30- 40 minutes ahead of 5 pm. The atmosphere was evening an in a tropical island. Lightning flashes with rain soothed a tired touring body. The buffet was a great deal at $15 and the cocktails were great. The Mai tai and the Jet setter were the favorite drinks. My waiter noticed that... More 

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St. Albans
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look, I am not pretentious or anything, but this is just horrible, terrible, so fake, low quality and terrible value. Perhaps my 'European values' are different from other visitors' views, but this is just unacceptable at so many levels.... From the 'check-in' experience which took forever when it was not even that busy, to the drinks (just OK for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
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, Bar scene
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
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?

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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