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Tea House Restaurant

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1676 Suburban Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106-6632
+1 651-771-1790
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never fail to visit Tea House whenever I am back in St Paul. Service is great and the food is authentic Chinese! If you want to have Chinese food, definitely sets the benchmark in the twin cities!

Thank Boon T
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went here for lunch. The soup was excellent as well as the hunan beef and egg roll.I would visit again.

Thank Larry V
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Cozy little place, finely decorated, and the food exceptional. You wouldn't expect that from the outside as it is in a strip mall

Thank Scott H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

It's all about the pork dumplings and the vinegar type tangy sauce they bring with them. Amazing, steamed perfection. The Szechuan Kung pao is my usual entree and they are not stingy with the rice. We've been coming here for years, fabulous food, nice decor, and good service. Its worth the wait and not overhyped.

Thank Flipwils
Zachary, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lunches are great and reasonable. Dinners can be an exciting adventure. Lovely food, lovely setting, excellent service.

Thank PaulCBarry
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I live in North st paul and we drive over her 1-2 times a month for Chinese food. The food always tastes fresh and hot. It's a very good Chinese restaurant. I don't really like the batter fried chicken dishes but the kung pao chicken has great flavor with razor thin slices of garlic which I love. It's worth digging... More 

Thank LindaEAN32
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211 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

If you like Chinese food and want a decent lunch for the price...this the place to try out. They have a great selection for the lunch menu that includes soup. It is fast and the food is always good. I enjoy the sesame or general tso's chicken. Gets busy during the lunch hour, so plan accordingly.

Thank Jennifer A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I wish I lived closer to this restaurant. It is by far my favorite restaurant for authentic asian food. You must try the juicy buns - they are amazing! Everything is fantastic. Please open a location more north!

1 Thank MissShellA
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

My family has been looking for a decent place for take out Chinese food. Some of our local favorites seem to be cutting corners quite a bit, but, not this place. One thing we like to order is either Orange or General Tsao's chicken. All to too often the "chicken" is mostly a heavy breading, and a tiny hunk of... More 

Thank captkirk17
St Paul, MN
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149 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

When Tea House first opened it was a destination restaurant. The food was always excellent and the service great. Over the years we have seen the decline, especially in service. Our last visit I ordered the juicy buns as I always do. They came dried out and juiceless. When I asked the waiter for another batch, he 'tsked' and said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1676 Suburban Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106-6632
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-771-1790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?