Imperial Tea Court

Cafe
1511 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 1511 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Open All Hours
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83% of 12 customers recommended

Enjoy a hot cup of homemade tea at Imperial Tea Court in Berkeley. If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Tea, Chinese, Asian, Cafe, Coffee
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Tea, Chinese, Asian, Cafe, Coffee
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
9 Tips
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Report | 6 years ago
The waiter who did the tea presentation was very knowledgeable and charismatic. We had a great time there. Ambiance was spot on too. I'll be back for their beef noodle dish I was eye balling last time. :) Cheers, Tracy
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Report | 6 years ago
It was really a waste of money$$$$!!! The groupon was only for a small pot of tea for two. The taste was very bland for both types of teas. You can just go to SF Chinatown and taste tea for no money at all. I thought that at least there will be some small tasting of food. We paid $12 for food that was NO GOOD and with alot of MSG!!!
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Report | 6 years ago
An interesting place with nice people working there. A peaceful spot to sip some tea and visit with friends.
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Report | 6 years ago
Great introduction into the different kinds of twa. Limited selection as to what you could taste with tasting package. Person was knowledgeable about tea.
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Report | 6 years ago
The location in Berkeley was a lovely oasis of wooden paths and steps and a restful stream. The servers were attentive; the tea presentation was personal, very interesting, and accommodated our specific likes and dislikes. And the tea was delicious! We've told our friends about it, and we'll be back.
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Report | 6 years ago
Mike, our server and tea educator, was charming, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and the tea was tasty. I absolutely recommend the Imperial Tea Court. Plus...their food is yummy. :)
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Report | 6 years ago
This visit to Imperial Tea Court was a gift to my sister, and we enjoyed our time there immensely. Michael was our well-informed tea expert who guided us through the tea ceremony. We sampled the Imperial Puerh and the White Peony teas with the charming side dish of treats. The lovely outdoor setting was perfect for the warm Berkeley day, though I did warn them about how much water and space the two graceful Corkscrew Willow trees would eventually use! Looking forward to another visit!
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Report | 6 years ago
Lovely experience
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Report | 6 years ago
Staff was very enthusiastic about tea. They have all kinds of premium tea. Was disappointed that no snacks were included. But it was still a delightful experience. Nice place of solace after running around the bustling waterfront and ferry building.
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From Our Editors

Whether you prefer sweetened or unsweetened tea, Imperial Tea Court's teahouse in Berkeley has you covered. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant. Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Imperial Tea Court.

You'll want to time your arrival to Imperial Tea Court just right since reservations are not accepted. No need to dress up for a trip to Imperial Tea Court ? the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Short on time? Don't wait for a driver ? pick it up yourself.

Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Imperial Tea Court. Imperial Tea Court provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.

You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Imperial Tea Court ? prices are usually less than $15. So when you're in the mood for a calming cup of tea, know that Imperial Tea Court is stocked with all your favorite flavors.

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Imperial Tea Court

Sun
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon-Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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