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Front view of The Taste of Tea's outdoor dining. - The Taste of Tea, Healdsburg, CA
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The Taste of Tea

4.9
4.9
172 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Online reservations are limited, please call for full availability. Open Thursdays through Mondays, seating ends 30 mins prior to closing.
The Taste of Tea is The is real Taste of Japan; A hidden gem in Downtown Healdsburg, loved by locals and tourist for 7 years. Serving the best Ramen, prepared by executive Chef Nez Tokugawa and his passionate team, using family recipes with the finest local and imported ingredients. Mixologist crafted beverages; Adult tea cocktails, sake, beer and tea reimagined. Our sophisticated indoor and outdoor dining spaces are spacious and comfortable. Online ordering and retail shopping available www.thetasteoftea.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thetasteoftea

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Ramen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 431-1995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    "Chef Nez" (Nozomu Tokugawa)

  • Catering

    Please contact teadocents@thetasteoftea.com

  • Neighborhood

    Healdsburg

  • Cross street

    Healdsburg Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Japanese

  • Wine Country

    Best Service

  • Wine Country

    Best Value

  • Wine Country

    Great for brunch

  • Wine Country

    Healthy

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  1. A

    Alicia

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! I got the Bento box, and everything in it was tasty, fresh, and amazing!
  2. SB

    StephanieB

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Japanese meal. Great tea. Very relaxing, and the servers were wonderful.
  3. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First visit to this Healdsburg restaurant. Food was quite good. Healthy options. Salad very fresh with good flavor. Menu has many options. Service was above average. We plan to return.
  4. JW

    JuneW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service - always worth a visit if in the area
  5. LS

    LataS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoors, healthy, delish food, peaceful ambience. Charming, attentive staff - fantastic collection of freshly ground teas and vegan /vegetarian / gluten free options too
  6. t

    tiffanym

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do not pass this gem of a restaurant by! There is a reason why this place has all 5 star reviews - it’s worth it! We feel like we became family with this staff and owner in our Saturday night dinner experience. The menu is amazing and offers a little of something for every taste profile. Prices are fantastic given the quality of the food. Amazing sake selection and option to do sake flights. And they really do sell tea here too with so many delicious choices. We are forever fans of this place. If you’re looking for excellent food and service this is your spot!
  7. C

    Calgallmf

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and menu choices! Friendly staff nice ambience eat there for lunch and would highly recommend it.
  8. J

    Julia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the team at Taste of Tea. The food is always amazing and the sake selection changes up often. Thank you!
  9. SC

    SoCoJMK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, wonderful food, wonderful people, fun and creative drinks - something delicious for everyone! Just lovely!
  10. m

    meme

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so delicious!!! and tai, naz and team are so lovely, providing great customer service and followthrough on any requests. one of our absolute favorites in healdsburg!
  11. NM

    NancyM

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Japanese restaurant with food I've eaten with my family but rarely in a restaurant. The seaweed garden salad was especially delicious. The small bowls were perfect for me because I eat small meals. The Bento sounds amazing but large. I want to go back and share it with a friend. Definitely going back when I'm in Healdsburg again.
  12. LR

    LoreneR

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taste of Tea is my go-to place to have a relaxing meal with friends. Their food and staff are fantastic. The flavors are outstanding
  13. ET

    ElizabethT

    Jackson Hole

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a family favorite especially with her kids who left the food and enjoy the Romans the Boba and the noodle dishes
  14. JK

    JeanK

    San Francisco

    645 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    645 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea lovers should be sure to stop in here; teas are lovely and all the staff is trained on how to properly make tea. This is something most restaurants gloss over, sadly. The food is generally excellent, although skip the gyoza which are skimpily filled and terrible. The yakisoba was much too sweet, like dessert-sweet - a shame as ingredients were very good quality. Pickled veggies were very good, as was the beef skewer. Suggest skipping the chicken skewer; it was dry and overcooked. Strongly recommend the chirashi sushi for all sashimi lovers; a beautiful and varied arrangement of sashimi over good quality rice. The unagi in the bowl is exceptionally good, with a very light tare sauce. Dessert of Hojicha Pudin "Japanese Flan" was marvelous! The flan was not an attractive color, but the wonderful roasted tea flavor went well with the cream, sugar and eggs in the flan. We really enjoyed this and would definitely order it again.
  15. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    If you know what is real Ramen soup base and what ingredients should be in Ramen , this is not a place you’re looking for!
  16. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our experience, good food and lots of advice on Saki and Green Tea!
  17. A

    Alane

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend had the pork Ramen and I had the spicy yuzu salmon Ramen. The food was delicious and the service was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing.
  19. J

    Julia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for another wonderful meal with friends. Always a pleasure to see the Team and taste all the new sake and snacks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food has always been good ….. but now it seems EVEN BETTER!
  21. PG

    PaulaG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend’s birthday. They gave here a beautiful dessert!
  22. c

    cherylp

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Taste of Tea is aesthetically pleasing. The space is beautiful inside & they have a park let outside as well. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food options were plentiful from small bites to large meals. Their unlimited tea, sake, and matcha menus are unprecedented in Sonoma County. I was truly impressed by this special spot & plan to make it a regular dining spot for solo & group dining.
  23. JZ

    JanetZ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent donburi - I'll be back to try something else on the menu!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server, delicious food as always.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Taste of Tea offered me a most relaxing late lunch yesterday with the freshest and tastiest food. I feel so welcomed there and the service is friendly and gracious. A highlight? The yuzu sorbet!
  26. F

    Fanny

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taste of Tea is a Healdsburg gem. The Summer's cold noodle dishes are perfect & delicious. Try them with the Seafood Ramen topping -- heaven in a bowl. The noodles have just the right bite & the seafood is cooked to perfection.
  27. C

    Coco

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Rather expensive for mediocre food.
  28. CC

    CarmenC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taste of Tea is consistently delicious! I often eat there…almost weekly. ❤️Love love love the Pork Ramen with extra spice and the Gyoza. Ambiance is lovely and it’s my go-to to get the best Matcha tea to take home too. Service is fantastic.
  29. FA

    FoodAkula

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our first time dining here. The food was good (but the miso soup was disappointing...too milky and not flavorful enough for my tastes). Our server did a good job, too.
  30. R

    Rojo

    Tucson

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional Japanese comfort food, noodles and rice with a great selection of tea.
  31. MB

    MaxB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, as well as other service providers, provided outstanding service in a pleasant outdoor setting. The table setting provided an elegant feel to the meal. The three of us (adults) shared all dishes, from a very tasty special of the day Oolong tea (pot refilled 5 times, served in double sided glass insulated cups), to an over the top seafood ramen, to a very tasty mini rice bowl with unagi. The pork gyoza appetizers were good, but more like small flat pancakes-a little more filling would have been nice. The two dishes we didn’t enjoy as much were a chicken dish we in which we changed out the delicate sauce it normally came with, for a curry sauce we were forewarned would provide an in your face flavor -it was as advertised, and proved a bit too strong for us. The warm ginger pudding was a little too close to porridge for us, but would probably be fine for those looking for a less sweet dessert. Overall, loved it, and would definitely go back again.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The tea selection was extensive and tea was great. The food wasn't very flavorful.
  33. MM

    MichaelM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic. The food was great! We will be back on our next visit to the area.
  34. ET

    ElizabethT

    Jackson Hole

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It is always very good this last time the service was a little slow and all the tables around us were given the fresh clause at the beginning of the meal to wipe off their hands before the meal we were never given this visit. Otherwise it was very good
  35. B

    Bellz333

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Stopped here for dinner while wine tasting with friends. We loved it! The service was spot on and the food was great. Reasonable prices especially compared to a lot of either places in Healdsburg.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal of spicy seafood ramen, Chirashi bowl, teas and sake sampler. Everything was excellent. Great shop too for gifts.
  37. s

    savorsmith

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time. Thought the food and tea were delicious. Loved our waiter. Really sweet and helpful.
  38. w

    wine2u

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was prompt, courteous, and helpful. The cuisine was perfectly cooked and delicious.
  39. L

    Lorenzo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest tea selection in the north bay. Delicious vegan options .
  40. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Taste of Tea is great place to have premium sake, tea, and delicious Japanese food. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Taste of Tea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 431-1995.

The Taste of Tea is rated 4.9 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Taste of Tea

109 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Healdsburg Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Healdsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    "Chef Nez" (Nozomu Tokugawa)

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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