San Francisco Restaurant & Tea Lounge

Visit Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens

Samovar is a modern take on the timeless ritual of tea time. Visit our urban sanctuary and step out of time to connect to what’s most important. Stop in daily and treat yourself to some delicious food & tea.

OPEN DAILY
Sun-Tues: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed-Sat: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Chai is brewed and served from a copper kettle
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I LOVE being here! Eating and drinking tea outdoors is a truly divine experience in a metropolis, and the location - in the Metreon, makes it all the more majestic.
- Christopher P.

Super fell in love with this restaurant. I'm talking cute and dainty tea cups, tall glass windows, cheese boards, tea cookies. Yum!
- Samantha S.

This is one of the best spots for afternoon tea and lunches in SF in my opinion - on top of healthy and tasty plates, it's also got a gorgeous view and outside seating!
- Amy Z.

Indescribable sensations my tastebuds experienced while at Samovar Tea Lounge.
I ordered the Chinese Service, the tea paired with my meal was perfection and every flavor the combination offered I wished to savor as long as possible.
- Tori Z.

Samovar is possibly my new favorite restaurant of all time.
The masala chai, squash dumplings, kale salad with smoked duck and the chia pudding are all to diiieee for.
- Laura W.

A wonderful place to spend the afternoon in San Francisco with delicious food and a great ambiance.
- Jenny. L.

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Where to find us

Samovar Restaurant & Tea Lounge
Upper Terrace
730 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

415-227-9400

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FOOD & TEA DELIVERY

Our scrumptious and healthy favorite foods and teas – Egg Jars, Matcha-Boba, Masala Chai, and Mochi Cakes to name a few – are available to be delivered to your door in minutes.

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LUNCH MENU

EAT WELL + DRINK WELL

SAMOVAR TEA ORGY

Eat Well – Choose borscht or lentil soup. Choose yuzu kale with duck or Caesar salad. Service includes squash pot stickers, grilled veggie and halloumi kebabs, platter of local cheese, smoked meat, crackers, raw honeycomb, fresh-baked scones, cream, jam, butter,seasonal fruit, chia pudding and seasonal mochi cakes.

Drink Well – Matcha Share Bowl, Velvet Cacao Pu-Erh, Green Ecstasy Matcha+Sencha, Hibiscus Bliss, Turmeric Spice, Masala Chai (selections vary based on seasonal availability).

Vegetarian option upon request

SAMURAI'S RESPITE

vegetarian

Steamed brown rice, seaweed salad, veggies and pickled cabbage.
Choose: Smoked Salmon or Tempeh.
Paired with seasonal green tea and sweet mochi cake.

LAO TZU'S AWAKENING

vegetarian

Seasonal veggie stir- fry with brown rice and side of squash dumplings.
Choose: Smoked Duck or Tempeh
Paired with seasonal pu-erh tea and sweet mochi cake.

SINBAD'S BOOTY

Grilled halloumi cheese kebabs over kale salad.
Paired with Moorish Mint Green Tea, dates and tahini.

TOLSTOY'S MUSE

Vegetarian borscht beet soup and tea-smoked chicken salad sandwich.
Paired with Earl Grey Black Tea and sweet treat.

ADVENTURE WITH ALICE

vegetarian

Veggie quiche, kale salad, cherry oat scone with cream, jam and butter and fresh seasonal fruit.
Paired with English Breakfast Black Tea, milk, sugar and sweet treat.

STARTERS

Share Platter
Local cheeses, smoked duck, crackers, honey, savory and sweet bites

Vegan Tempeh Roll (vegan)
Baked tempeh, avocado, nori, carrots, cucumbers, Romaine lettuce, sesame dipping sauce

Scone Platter (vegetarian)
Fresh-baked cherry oat scone, cream, jam, butter, fresh fruit

Butternut Squash Potsticker (vegetarian)

Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Veggie Kebabs (vegetarian)

SOUPS & SALADS

Warm Greens & Tempeh (vegan)
Seasonal greens, handmade organic tempeh, olive oil, tamari, lemon juice, nutritional yeast.

Smoked Duck & Kale Salad
Shredded beets and carrots, avocado, toasted pumpkin seeds

Borscht Beet Soup (vegetarian)
Traditional Russian beet soup with fresh cream and dill

Lentil Stew (vegan)
Hearty vegan vegetable lentil soup

Caesar Salad & Smoked Salmon
Wasabi dressing

SANDWICHES

Sandwiches served on Firebrand bread. Gluten-free available

Harvest Sandwich (vegan)
Tempeh, avocado, roasted peppers, arugula, baked zucchini, red onion, olive oil, edamame hummus

Earl Grey Tea-Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich
Arugula, red onion, cheddar, olive oil, basil pesto, mayo

Grilled Duck Reuben and Fried Eggs
Melted cheese, caramelized mushrooms & onions, two fried eggs, sauerkraut, stone ground mustard

Roast Turkey & Bacon Pesto Sandwich
Arugula, red onion, cheddar, olive oil, basil pesto, mayo

Open Faced: Salmon Dill Salad & Avocado
Smoked salmon, dill, red onions, spelt toast

RICE BOWLS

Smoked Duck & Egg Jook
Rice prridge, smoked duck, poached egg, peanuts, nori, cilantro, carrots, ginger, scallions, sriracha, tamari soy sauce

Ochazuke Tea Soup (vegetarian)
With veggies and rice and smoked salmon or tempeh

Salmon Egg Bowl
Two poached eggs, smoked salmon, organic brown rice, sauerkraut, ginger-soy dipping sauce

SWEETS

Chia Pudding (vegetarian)
Almond and coconut milk, market fruit, shredded coconut, almonds, bee pollen, honey

Platter of Tea Sweets (vegetarian)
Medjool dates with chevre and mint, chia pudding, assorted mochi cakes

Mochi Cakes Platter of Six (vegetarian)
Homemade daily. Ask about today’s flavors.

Greek Yogurt (vegetarian)
Honey, olive oil, dates, walnuts, fresh mint, Maldon salt

Cinnamon Almond Butter & Sliced Banana Toast (vegetarian)
Toasted coconut, slivered almonds, bee pollen, maldon salt flakes

Dates and Tahini (vegan)

Singapore Egg Toast
Butter, sweet coconut, poached egg, soy sauce

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