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1676 Suburban Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106-6632
+1 651-771-1790
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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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 13 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

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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 20 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.

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Thank Flipwils
Zachary, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

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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 17 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 

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Thank LindaEAN32
Anonymous
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207 reviews
159 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.

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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!

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1 Thank MissShellA
Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 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 

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Thank captkirk17
St Paul, MN
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146 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Got the seafood special and the portion, balance of flavors, were perfect. Wait staff was a little hard to understand but made visit authentic.

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Thank virginia g
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Scallion pancakes are awesome! Reliable takeout; everything we order is good. Our family of 4 usually orders a chicken entree, buddha veg delight, and whatever appetizers we feel like that night. My faves are scallion pancakes and veg eggrolls. Worth the drive; our delivery option is not up to Tea House standards.

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Thank Jessica W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?