Smile House Cafe

Hong Kong Style Tea House
1030 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116


San Francisco is a huge city teeming with hundreds of fancy restaurants which can make it difficult to find a casual, quality sit down restaurant. And, when it comes to finding the perfect fit, it can be difficult to narrow down your many, many options. That’s why having a food guide to San Francisco’s best-hidden gems can be a huge benefit to your travel experience. Now, if you know what you are looking for, and what you are looking for is classic Hong Kong style tea house, comfort food, and cafe favorites, Smile House Cafe is certainly a stop to check off your list.

Durian Pancake in Hong Kong Style Tea House

Durian Pancake found in Hong Kong Style Tea House.

Champagne Ice Milk Tea 冰镇香檳奶茶
Champagne Ice Milk Tea

Smile House Cafe, Hong Kong Style Tea House, is located at 1030 Taraval Street between 20th and 21st Avenue and features a variety of Chinese and Asian Fusion cuisine. This restaurant is a great option for lunch or dinner, as its hours are 11 am – 1 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and 11 am – 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The menu is vast and provides a great variety of different dishes whether you are in the mood for a traditional favorite or are looking to try something new. Popular menu items include wonton noodles, pork chop rice and a selection of traditional Hong Kong style milk teas. Patrons also rave about delicious desserts Smile House Cafe has to offer. The restaurant functions on waiter service and the staff are friendly and happy to answer any questions you might have. It’s also a fun and inviting atmosphere, styled with classic red booths and black and white floors. Not only does Smile House Cafe have a great food, but it also provides a cozy and comfortable eating environment.

Malaysian Asam Fried Rice 亞參炒飯
Malaysian Asam Fried Rice

Much like the comfort food that Smile House Cafe serves, the environment is casual. The portions are very large which makes sharing a great option, and the food is fairly priced for the amount of food you are served. Additionally, the atmosphere and environment of the restaurant make it a great location for families, children and even large groups as well as intimate meals for two. The restaurant is also wheelchair accessible and has easily accessible bike parking for patrons who are seeking alternatives to the street parking on Taraval.

Hainan Chicken Rice
Hainan Chicken Rice
Hot Plater Rice With Beef
Hot Plater Rice With Beef
Egg Pudding
Golden Egg Pudding
Singapore Laksa Noodle
Singapore Laksa Noodle
White Curry Pork with Rice

White Curry Pork Chop with Rice


Braised Beef Noodle

Smile House Cafe, Hong Kong Style Tea House, is a wonderful family-owned restaurant nestled in the big city world of San Francisco. With great food, a casual and comfortable environment and friendly staff, there’s no way to go wrong with this Hong Kong inspired cuisine.


Seafood Rice with Lobster Soup

Smile House Cafe

1030 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


Sun-Thurs 11:00am-1:00am

Fri-Sat 11:00am-2:00am