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Japanese Tea House

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
+1 619-231-0048
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good42%
  • Average34%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
5 days ago
“A nice spot for a drink and snack”
5 Mar 2018
“Love the Japanese Potato Salad.”
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Japanese, Cafe, Asian
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently stopped at the Japanese Tea House with our two kids and grandchildren while visiting Balboa Park. It's a charming spot offering teas coffee and a limited menu of sandwiches, soups, rice bowls, and salads. Service can be a little slow when they get...More

Thank RU4NJ
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It is so silly, but I crave this potato salad. It is just American potato salad with soy sauce or the Japanese-type sauce. Delicious!! Then there is this huge oak tree to sit beside or under. Just a great relaxing day at the Japanese Tea...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A sweet little place to sit and relax while at the park. Lovely setting and fun eats and drinks. Recommended.

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Japanese Teahouse has a wide selection of teas and drinks and a small menu of take away lunch fare. There is patio seating adjacent the Teahouse. The menu is well priced for Balboa Park and the staff are quick and pleasant.

Thank JerryDean
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite and tea after exploring the Japanese Gardens at Balboa Park. The soba noodle salad was fresh and delicious but the black, iced tea was served from a pre-made bottle and was quite pricey. I thought that was a little odd...More

Thank Chierri
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife and I needed some light nourishment while walking around Balboa park and found this great tee house. In addition to a large assortment of teas they also serve coffee, soups, salads, rice bowls and sandwiches. There was plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy...More

Thank RU4NJ
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place to have a light bite while visiting the park. Great location and the gardens are absolutely stunning.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were visiting Balboa Park and stopped in to the Japanese Tea House for a quick drink. I ordered a chai latte and when I took a sip I realized it was only lukewarm. I went back to the counter and asked for it to...More

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We had the chicken udon noodles and the beef teriyaki rice bowl. The flavor was alright, but both the chicken and beef were tough as shoe leather. We will not return.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 13 January 2016

What a vast offering of teas! My friends and I visited here twice during our six day San Diego vacation. Tables and chairs are provided for outside dining.

Thank Susan E
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Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-0048
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