In the Tiki-hut atmosphere of The Tonga Room Restaurant & Hurricane Bar,
a 3-minute simulated tropical rainstorm occurs every 30 minutes.
It is the place to hop off the cable car and stop in the evening for an exotic drink--the Mai Tai
and Planter’s Punch are favorites, but don’t overlook the A Monk Walks Into A Luau (made for two to four people, and served with really long straws)--
and is a bargain during the happy hour buffet served Wednesday through Friday.
A live dance band floating aboard a boat in the room’s indoor lagoon--a converted swimming pool dating from 1929--entertains beginning at 8 p.m., when a cover is charged. A dinner menu is served in the dining room surrounding the lagoon. You can’t go wrong with the Royal Pu Pu Platter, a side of Sichuan Long Beans,
and dessert--think Passion Fruit Mousse Bomb--
but mains include Kalua Pork and Kung Pao Chicken.
The Tonga Room is located in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel atop Nob Hill. Reservations are advised for dinner.
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images and video ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers