Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tongaroom.com/
  • Phone: (415) 772-5278
  • Hours of Operation:
    Reservations are taken for dinner only. Hurricane Bar and Happy Hour guests are welcomed on a first-come first-served basis.

    Dinner is served Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

    Hurricane Bar is open Sunday, Wednesday &
    Thursday: 5:00pm – 11:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30pm

    Happy Hour: Wednesday through Friday 5-7pm (except holidays)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Polynesian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: William Birks
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is the ideal spot to celebrate memorable occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and other special events. Rainstorms, thunder and lightning enhance your dining experience and will turn moments into memories for you and your guests. The Staff at Tonga Room will work with you to create a memorable and unique event. For more details, please contact James Liu at (415) 772-5278.
  • Private Party Contact: JP Cote 4157725278x
  • Entertainment: The Island Groove is our live band who performs the top 40’s hit songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s as well as current hits. The cover charge is $5 per person on Sunday, Wednesday, & Thursday beginning at 8:00pm and $7 per person on Friday & Saturday beginning at 8:00pm. Please keep in mind that once the band starts the cover charge applies to all guests in the restaurant and the bar regardless of the time they arrive.
  • Special Events: ***Please note Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar will be closed for a private event Sunday, October 19. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California St.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available as well as the Hotel Parking Garage with no validation
A word from Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco
A visit to San Francisco is not complete without experiencing Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. Consistently awarded for serving 'San Francisco's Best Happy Hour' by San Francisco Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian and most recently, Where Magazine. The Tonga Room offers exceptional Polynesian Cuisine in a tropical setting that includes thunder and rainstorms. It is the perfect escape after a busy day of meetings or shopping along Union Square. Be sure to try the Mai Tai, voted the City's best by Conde Nast Traveler.

Reservations are taken for dinner only. Hurricane Bar and Happy Hour guests are welcomed on a first-come first-served basis.

Cover charge applies to all guests after 8:00pm regardless of the time they arrive.
$5 per person on Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday
$7 per person on Friday & Saturday
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)good for groups (88)vibrant bar scene (82)romantic (50)hot spot (46)late-night find (41)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (30)scenic view (22)kid-friendly (21)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • wish the food was what i expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Instead of their regular menu, they were doing a buffet style service between Nov. 19-23. It was my girlfriends and my 8 year anniversary and the only reason i chose this place was to try their kona bbq ribs, which were not part of the buffet. The buffet food was good but not great. I don't plan on going again because it's kind of out of the way for me living in Hayward, so I wish I could have had the chance to try the ribs, especially ssinceim on a no meat diet and this was supposed to be the one day out of the month where I could have meat. Service was fantastic and the ambiance was awesome with the dim light and live music later on into the night. Drinks were expensive but delicious. Dessert was ok. The chocolate cake was delicious, but the rest was just so-so. It would be difficult to recommend this place for the food since I wasn't able to try their regular menu, but the plplace is beautiful so give it try for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere at the Tonga
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Just visited the Tonga Room in San Francisco. My husband and I have been there before and had a excellent time. The atmosphere is great. It's nice to have a live band that you can dance to "all night long". Not your trendy type bar, but it certainly is a lot of fun. In the past we have ordered from the menu and the food was excellent. This time - there was a buffet only. Unfortunately the food was not as good as the a la carte menu. Plus they are not set up properly to do a buffet. We will definitely go back - but only on a night where we can order from the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must see in San Francisco
    TaunaG
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Absolute experience in this gem. Food was excellent, service was stellar. The atmosphere and decor are like nowhere I have been. You must go experience this restaurant for yourself. Don't miss the band either. They were lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school tiki bar/restaurant
    JoyinfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    great atmosphere with a variety of live music. fun for special occasions or parties!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We absolutely loved this spot! Great food, atmosphere, setting, and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something out of Disneyland
    Caroline
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    A little kitchy for my taste. Rain and floating tiki hut...did not seem to fit elegance of The Fairmont. Butterfish entree was amazing and saved the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DMarie1VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Enjoyed the Mai Tai in a coconut and the Royal Pupu Platter. Delicious, authentic (except the coconut was ceramic :-) ), and well done!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Venue for Couples
    MissTessa
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Live band with excellent choice of music for the audience. Nice dance floor and open space to accomodate large groups.Fantastic service. The food was good bu no great for my tastes. However, music and general atmosphere made the difference!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun after play spot
    MiswuVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great late night gathering location. Fun live band and dance area. Good food to sober up. It really brings you back to Hawaii
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nostalgia
    ruexperienced
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ever since I was a kid it was the Tonga Room that I heard about at the Fairmont. So we finally made it a point to go there for my birthday and we were not disappointed. Loved the floating boat with the band playing 80's & 90's music, it's a place I will be going back to for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tonga no longer romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    15 yrs ago, Tonga was a very romantic place to dine and drink. Lights were not as bright - you can enjoy the thunder, lightning and rain more. Now ... looks like it is just a drizzle and with the bright lights ... the more it is noticeable. No more thunder and lightning. It would be nice if the lights will be dim when the band is on break so the place will be so romantic like before with the rain, thunder and lightning. Also I wish the band will sing different songs and not the same songs over and over again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Daniel
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great for a special occasion, or that not-so-frequent trip to The City. Great spot with excellent food - though not a big selection. Drinks are priced high but pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    Ysomanychoices8
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dined at the tonga room for my daughters birthday. We had so much fun. We were seated pool side which are the best seats. Our waiter was awesome. Food is pricey but good. Drinks are awesome. Great place for fun or to dance to the band.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retro fave
    Kpfoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Tonga Room is a classic. Food was great and better than we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where price doesn't meet quality
    NeverAgainTonga
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The Tonga room has to be, without a doubt, the worst place to eat in San Francisco. The food is so obnoxiously priced, that it's laughable. You could eat at a 1-2 star Michelin restaurant anywhere in the city for less than what you'd pay at the Tonga Room. And what's worse, is the food is actually really poor to boot! This is a drinks-only establishment. If you're dining at the Tonga Room, you must be a tourist.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun times at Tonga
    stcarlson777VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Enjoyed the Ohana style dining...a real value. Loved the tropical drinks and the band was awesome! Definitely a must-try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eye Opening First Sceen
    aznpi
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    When you first walk in, it will be an eye opener. Lots to take in and the atmosphere is upbeat. Its fun times at the Tonga Room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I surprised my husband for his belated birthday dinner and brought him to the Tonga Room... It was our first time coming here and it was amazing. Since it was the day after Halloween, the place was fully decked out and it was pretty cool! The service was great, our server called us by our last name anytime he came over; he also made very good suggestions on drinks and food. We absolutely loved it. We can wait to come back again and see the Tonga Room in its normal element. Also, the live music is great!!! Again, I cant stress enough how much we enjoyed our dinner here. This is a must go place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such high hopes- dashed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    A very friendly hostess called to confirm the reservation. I told her it was our first time to the Tonga and we were celebrating a special birthday for our son. She said she would give us a table by the pool. She also said she would order a special dessert for him, a flaming lava dessert. We were so excited about this night. Our table, as promised, a fantastic location by the pool. We ordered cocktails and a pupu platter with our waiter, Richard. So far so good. Dinner was different. After dinner Richard brought a dessert to our son and I asked about the flaming lava dessert that was ordered. He said they haven't done that in 2 years, but a table next to us received it. All in all the night was a big disappointment and quite costly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Great
    Bestpretikitiki
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Best pre Tiki Tiki bar Go for the design Great drinks Great food Great service So original Ride the Powell Street cable car up Have a couple Huricains Just don't miss it
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente lugar
    Jrjm63
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Excelente cena, buena música y muy buen servicio, muy recomendable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sightseeing experience
    loup
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Worth seeing for its historic value, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Jen1234567890
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Two days later, we're all still raving about what a great time we had here. The ambiance is fantastic, the food is wonderful and the hostess and staff were extremely accommodating. We showed up about an hour early for our reservation & were lucky enough to be able to move the time. Can't wait to go back!! Next time, we want to be there to check out the entertainment, we were a bit too early to catch that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tonga Room - An City Gem
    JohnnyD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All the more amazing that you find this in the basement of the Grande Dame that is The Fairmont - stunning kitch fun, with awesome cocktails (Zombie and Lava Bowls you must try!) and with good food, and a great band that pumps out live classics that any age can appreciate. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tonga Room Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We live in St. Louis. Missouri and had a wonderful night. I was most impressed by everyone addressing us by our name. Very Unusual and I enjoyed it. The floating band was great and we danced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun, fun, fun
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Go for the crazy post war (1950s) abandon. Faux Polynesia run amuck. Preserved complete with umbrella laden cocktails of dubious tropical origin. The food serves mostly to slow alcohol absorption so you can be steadier on the dance floor. We were among like minded tourists but a local young crowd pressed into the bar and crowded the dance floor, seeming to get the sweet irony of it all in these anxious days.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flash from the past
    MissingChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Truly a great "Tikki Lounge/Polynesian" experience...enjoyed the floating boat with a live band on board...Fun evening, great tropical drinks- not watered down! Great experience for all ages...Service was wonderful, attentive service from our server, Bash.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Romantic San Francisco Hideaway
    SirJames
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    50 years ago I lived in SF for 6 yrs before moving to Sacramento, enjoyed occational refreshing trips back but was always remiss in getting reservations to my old favorite night spot. This past Saturday night I finally had gotten annaversary reservations for my bride and I. Absence does make the heart grow fonder! What an evening! Glorious amdiance, service, food, music and dancing... especially for an eighty year old (almost). Even my wife, who claimed not to know how to dance, greatly enjoyed our 3 - 4 romantic trips to the floor. My 12 buds back in Sacramento found it hard to believe, thinking the Tonga room had closed. Their loss! Even after blowing a bundle on 'our' chosen music, the night was magical! Keep it up! Thanks to you all!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food great, fun evening
    SFFan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    food and service were great. Mixed drinks were not good, but switching to beer and wine - great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ouch my ears
    earplugs
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    the restaurant was nice the food was great the staff wonderful BUT... the live band was unbelievably loud. way to loud to enjoy a meal to. we could not speak to each other at all. i would never go again during live music and we had to pay $42 extra on our bill because the band was playing... i would have paid more to have them STOP playing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    BaBam
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This place was a really great place to eat. There was an open area for a band to play in the middle of a pool and a little dance floor for people to dance on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tiki Restaurant
    SDTravelers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food is a bit pricey for what it is, but the atmosphere makes it all worth it. My favorite things were the lagoon and the interior decoration. The food portions are on the nouvelle cuisine level, but the drinks are robust.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South Pacific 1945
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wow! What a great place. The South Pacific atmosphere is fantastic. Great music and dance floor. Tropical drinks with umbrellas and the works. You will love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    FOSinator
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Thus was great as something different. The food was great and the polensian feel was awesome. The band playing in a boat in the middle and the occasional storm with rain was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a fun experience!
    TomW
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Tonga Room is a great restaurant for a fun dining experience. Between the ambiance and the live band, it's really hard NOT to have a great dining experience! The food is good, albeit a tad pricy given the quality. Portion size is good. Overall, we enjoyed the food but considered is good vs great. However, it was really the ambiance, decor, and live music that did it for us. The band is great and plays lots of great "happy" and "fun" music. The music selection was surprisingly diverse, but every song was recognizable. The Tonga Room would be a great place to get a cocktail and enjoy "feel good" music and maybe dance a little. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Experience
    SarahBear65
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have previously been to Tonga Room one time and only had a cocktail there, but due to the fact that my boyfriend had not and he loves all things tropical and Hawaiian, I thought this would be a great place to take him for a birthday dinner. Even though we had to call and ask to push our reservation back 45 minutes, the hostess pleasantly addressed me by my last name and accommodated my request left in open table to sit next to the lagoon. Our server, Bash, was wonderful! He was extremely kind and his timing with bringing out all of our food and beverages was spot on. He also brought my boyfriend a birthday dessert and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Finally, the food was delicious (pork buns, mahi mahi, calamari) and so were the drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tonga Experience
    GioToGo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I say experience, as this restaurant is really for the "Tonga Experience". The drinks are strong, so make sure you take a cab and enjoy yourselves! I came with a group of four and we had the Lava Bowl, Scorpion Bowl, and some other individual drinks as well. The food was decent .. the band livens the place up along with the dance floor which we also took advantage of .. but really it's all about the atmosphere with the pool, tiki-huts, as well as a tableside "tropical storm" with rain, thunder and lightening .. definitely fun for groups! Had a great time .. deff recommend going here at least once!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It does it's job, and that's it
    thethe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    So I really have nothing to complain about. I mean, the food was amazing, the ambiance was sort of similar to my expectations, and the service did it's job in bringing food and check to our table. Usually, though, if I am to play up the wahoo for dining experiences, I don't anticipate thing being done....and nothing more. I anticipate amazing service and a feeling that your experience and time at that restaurant matters to the employees. I got none of that....really. I had more fun with other paying customers than I did with those who work there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Travis McGee would like this place!
    MarkinMD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good. Drinks were wonderful. Environment and decor is reminiscent of the Polynesian flare of the 1970s. Great fun. Excellent food, not Michelin 5 star, but absolutely there were no disappointments in anyone's meals (7 of us in the party). Its different and fun. If you happen to like Travis McGee and Jimmy Buffett - all the better ! Drinks are strong and fun as well. There was a line to get in and we were glad for reservations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feryel62
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our celebration for two sister's birthday could not be more enjoyable.....very nice place.....excellent service....happy people all around....!.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.