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Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

4.2
2219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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.
$10 per person on Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday
$15 per person on Friday & Saturday
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Polynesian
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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, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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)
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Phone number
(415) 772-5278
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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 Danielle Hacker at (415) 772-5283.
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Private party contact
Danielle Hacker: (415) 772-5204
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California St.
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Parking details
Street Parking is available as well as the Hotel Parking Garage with no validation
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
What 2219 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
3.3
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! I saw good reviews about this place so I booked but it was horrendous. Firstly everyone in there was so drunk people couldn't walk in a straight line let alone the two people I found on the floor near the toilets. They charged us $10 per person for live music that wasn't mentioned when we booked. The music was poor, the fact that it rains made it slightly more entertaining. The food was worse than a Chinese take out! Cheap ingredients, full of salt and MSG's and so expensive e.g sweet and sour pork (no rice) $28. I happily spend $300-400 on a meal that's good but this place is a total rip off! The cocktails again were cheap and just all based around how much alchol was in them. Maybe a 21st birthday venue but that's all I would recommend this place for.

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armosqueda (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

certainly worth a cicst if you've never been. they gave really good drinks. great ambiance. my recommendation would be for the drinks. the food was lukewarm annd meh. the drinks made the evening. great wait staff too

recap.. go foer the tiki drinks!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

I took my boyfriend out for several special occasions. At first, it was very complicated to communicate with this restaurant. I was calling to tell them I will be ten minutes late due to traffic. I was so nervous my table I reserved will be given to someone else. I was upset coming into the place. The place itself is so beautiful and breath taking. I was happy I still had my table I reserved but a bit disappointed that it was not the table I really wanted. I wanted next to the water next to the live music especially for it being over a month reservation. It was still a good view just difficult to take pictures without someone being in the picture. The waiter we had was so nice and friendly and helped us out with our decisions and picture taking. The food is incredible!!There was no left over to take home. The drinks are pricey but worth it. It is really strong! It is a kick every sip. The live music was the cherry on top! The band played good music and very upbringing. It had me dancing in my seats even though I wanted to stand up and dance. I think if the seating arrangement were spaced out I could dance without being in someone way. At the end, I talked to the manager and she was really nice and understood my concerns. She helped me for future help. Overall, really good place to go to. I am coming back with family and friends. My boyfriend was very happy with his surprise leaving him with a smile on his face, filled tummy and buzzed. haha.

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Jess 
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Our server, David, was amazing! It was my grandmother's birthday and he REALLY made her feel special. The band was on point with their 70's funky beats, so it was great for my mother too! It was great atmosphere, but the food was just ok. The fried whole snapper was the only dish that I would order again.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

I love tiki bars and this is a classic! Inside of the Fairmount, great neighborhood, a true landmark. Read up on the old days of this bar and you will want to come seek out history. Amazing experience with the food, drinks and service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

The food wasn't all that great, but the overall experience was fun. A change for having a night out and leaving the baby at home.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Was super excited to go to Tonga, but its just an overpriced rainforest cafe with a "tiki" theme. I could drink with the best of em however I had trouble downing the pre-made swill they were pushing for $15+. Lets go to the food which they were out of 3 things on their limited menu. Food was ok but I had indigestion for hours after. Oh yeah, and if you see the 3 piece cover band, you gotta pay 10 bucks. Have fun!

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BreakfastforDinner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Fun ambiance for apps and drinks. Terrible for dinner as nothing was tasty except the poke appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The place is a San Francisco staple, the waiters are a hit or a miss though

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

I rarely if ever leave a negative review as I always feel that most establishments are doing their best. However, this was the biggest waste of money in a long time. We scheduled a party of 6 persons for a 60th birthday party. The food was atrocious. Overpriced and tasteless. The draw is the band that is excellent and the retro-environment which hasn't changed in 40 years. With cover charge, drinks and tip, over $700 for 6 people. Ouch!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

The place is really cool has great vibes and the service and wait staff were very kind and attentive. However VERY overpriced. Also a band plays and if you are seated at the table you have to each pay a $10 cover which was just ridiculous to us. Someone had given us that dinner as a gift if it was on our budget we wouldn't have gone. Just go to the bar for a drink and get an app don't pay 50 bucks for one entree.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

We had a lovely time, however there were a group of youngsters there that were very drunk (or something else) and they were bothering everyone. They were there before we got there and left a few minutes before us after making a scene. It changed the vibe of the night for us as we were keeping an eye on them. Other than that, we loved it

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. We have full on tourists mode in our heads, but drinks were good and food was good. At the bar waiting for our table the bartender made a Shirley Temple and a Lemonade for our kids in the coconuts glasses with pineapple and umbrella. They were thrilled. Not a long wait for our reservation and we were seated. Not right next to the pool but it was fine. Band played and music was not unbearable as far as noise level. I had macadamia encrusted mahi mahi which was delish. My daughter had a noodle chicken and shrimp stir fry which she liked except they added tofu which was odd in a dish that already had meat. There is a kids menu. My son ordered sweet and sour pork. My husband had only ordered the pineapple shrimp fried rice knowing he would be finishing most of my sons meal. The whole night worked out better than expected.

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CaliSunshine (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

The food is not great, mostly fried and over priced for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Thought it was a bar feel.. Turned out to be a family restaurant AND charge an additional 10$ PER PERSON if you were NOT A HOTEL GUEST. No seats at bar more of a sit down dinning restaurant

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Eden (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Amazing ambiance with the live band playing on a boat in the pool. The food was also very good, which was a little surprising, considering how cool the place is.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Meal and drinks were good but the staff let a nearby private party completely over run the area we were in. Constantly bumped into, with people walking up and putting their drinks on our table, etc. The staff did nothing to address the issue and even with multiple people in our party complaining the management still did nothing to really address the issue. Disappointing experience overall after waiting several months for the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

I had been there before and everything but the hostess was up to par. For some reason the young lady was very short and crusty with us. I realize she was training another but she wasn't very professional in her job. I hope the trainee doesn't pick up her bad habits.
If we went without a reservation and she was there I would have left.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a great time. Live music was awesome. Ambiance was beautiful. They only sell Rum which isn't my choice if liquor so night was cut short so we could attend another bar. Other than that it is pricey for what you get. Dont think I would attend again but it was a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

I didn't know there would be a $15 cover charge per person for the band. It ended up being a very expensive night.

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