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Imperial Tea Court

1511 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
+1 510-540-8888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
15 Apr 2017
“Peaceful place for tea”
16 Oct 2016
“Perfectly timed tea”
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1511 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
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Reviewed 16 April 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 17 October 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 28 June 2016

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

Thank Freddd2013
Reviewed 13 April 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 3 April 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 13 November 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 19 September 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 11 May 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 30 April 2015

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

Thank Em M
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The setting is ideal; very calm and comforting; hidden so you have to work to find; but once there; great !

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-540-8888
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