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Imperial Tea Court

1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1579
+1 510-540-8888
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
9 Feb 2018
“Could have been better – may have been an off-day (4/5 green stars).”
15 Apr 2017
“Peaceful place for tea”
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1579
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

I didn’t know much about the imperial tea court at the time of an impromptu visit. Having looked it up, I can tell you that there are two branches (the other is in the SF Ferry Building) and that owner Roy Fong is an aficionado...More

Thank jkaybay
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This place has a charming courtyard garden to drink good tea and contemplate life while in Berkeley. A tad expensive (at $8 for two), and a bit more for the luxury teas ($12), but the experience was worth it. We picked up chocolate chip cookies...More

Thank 911Traveler007
Reviewed October 16, 2016

There are MANY choices of tea here - so many that I usually choose their featured special or opt for a lengthy conversation with the server. They always bring the tea with a timer for steeping. Exotic teas, familiar teas, tasty snacks in a beautiful...More

Thank minimuffinlover
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice outdoor seating, interesting variety of Chinese foods, primarily noodles, which are homemade. Slightly pricy.

Thank Freddd2013
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Regularly going to this place. It's very nicely located with the little garden, tucked away from the street noise. Any of their dim sums are well worth a bite but my favorites are the shrimp dumplings and pork shao mai. And of course, the classic...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed April 3, 2016

The Hong Kong yellow curry was good; the hand-pulled noodles and teahouse noodles were terrific. And such a lovely spot!

Thank MplsSEM
Reviewed November 12, 2015

I love coming to the Imperial Tea Court. It's tucked away in a beautiful garden behind the main building. The food is delicious and hearty. The noodles are freshly made and chewy in a good way, not sticky or gummy. There's not a big selection...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Imperial Tea Court is just doors away from Chez Panisse--and, frankly, I far prefer the former over the latter. My most recent visit was my fourth, and I'm already wondering when I can go back. On this occasion, I introduced a friend to the restaurant...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have visited the Imperial Tea Court three times over the past 10 years and had the same reaction all three times which is encapsulated in the title of this review. My guess is the Imperial Tea Court is financed by a stream of university...More

Thank JylDee
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent tofu soup, steam buns and green onion pancakes. Also the outdoor seating area was nice and relaxed.

Thank Emmy R
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  • Address: 1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1579
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-540-8888
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