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  • written by September 8, 2022, 12:32 am
    About $15 for 2 drinks and you can’t even fill them up all the way?

    How far you’ve fallen, boba bar.
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  • written by August 14, 6:32 pm
    A classic spot. They've had a lot of changes over the years but I still like going there for boba and snacks during con season. I miss their cat carne too. Sometimes wait is a little long but the line always goes relatively fast. I recommend their jellys and kimchi fries the most. I usually get regular fruit teas w no boba and I'm satisfied
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  • written by August 10, 8:20 am
    Decent food. Decent smoothies. Nothing too incredible. I was sort of expecting more.
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  • written by August 9, 1:04 am
    Seems like a nice place to hang out. My honeydew milk tea was kinda meh though.
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  • written by August 8, 7:14 am
    This place is really good if you want a bite to eat and to have some tasty boba! I'd had the kimchi bowl which hit the spot after being at a convention all day. I enjoyed their Honey Milk Tea w/ 50% sugar recently.
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  • written by August 7, 2:29 am
    They have really good boba specifically for me the Rose Green Tea with Lychee Jelly and the classic Taro Milk Tea. I got the Vietnamese ice coffee and it was made perfect. The popcorn chicken tasted bland to me…and dry compared to other boba shops but it's okay.
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  • written by July 8, 1:56 am
    A staple spot for con-goers since it's walkable from the SJ McEnery con center. A lot of great food and drink options, I loved the popcorn chicken!
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  • written by June 13, 9:54 am
    We JUST discovered this place a couple of weeks ago and absolutely fell in LOVE! Absolutely *delicious* boba. Bonus points, they're LGBTQ+ friendly ️‍ ️
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  • written by June 12, 5:49 pm
    The interior is small an intimate, but the food is really good and served quickly. The SOYUM chicken wings are one I f the best items on the menu and my absolute favorite dish served here
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  • written by May 30, 8:21 pm
    This one and Gongcha. You go for either one for Boba in San Jose
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  • written by May 29, 4:56 am
    Fast and friendly service!
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  • written by May 19, 4:26 am
    The place is a cozy building. Clean. Staff friendly. Good verity of options. Some small finger food options.
    The mango Mojito boba was good, but not extraordinary. The jelly was so so. Not enough mint or the mango syrup was dominant. The puffy chicken was tasteless and too dry. Not sure if it should stay on the menue.
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  • written by May 8, 4:17 am
    Really good selection and tasty drinks!
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  • written by May 6, 10:07 pm
    Friendly request to extend your doordash boundaries to where they were previously. Your food and tea are great, and I have ordered weekly for the last several years. A few weeks ago the app says that I am outside your delivery area (I am 11 miles away). I contacted door dash and they said that you need to reach out to doorDash support to request this update.
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  • written by April 23, 8:34 am
    I've been here twice with some friends. I definitely recommend getting the garlic fries. Most cafes and restaurants that serve garlic fries don't do garlic fries right, but the Boba Bar garlic fries doesn't just put garlic on top of regular fries, no the Boba Bar's garlic fries is bursting with delicious garlicky goodness. You will have garlic breath after eating them, so maybe not a good idea to eat them on a first date. The popcorn chicken is nothing extraordinary, it's like any other popcorn chicken, but the sauce. I believe it is called «dynamite sauce». It pairs beautifully with the popcorn chicken and garlic fries. The sauce combined with the garlic fries is an explosion of flavor. I thought their taro milk tea was just standard, nothing amazing. It was just a pleasant taro milk tea. I also tried the honeydew green tea lemonade with lychee jelly. I think it is a nice drink, but it's a tad too sweet. My friend ordered the lychee green tea lemonade with rainbow jelly and they also agreed that their drink tastes great, but the sweetness is a little too much. Fruit tea shouldn't be too sweet, or else it just tastes like juice. I thought their garlic noodles lacked flavor and were overpriced. If the meat wasn't an add-on and came with the noodles, maybe the noodles wouldn't be so bland? This isn't related to the quality of food and drink that the Boba Bar provides, however, I think the music is too loud because it is hard to hear what the cashier is saying that's really one thing I don't like about the Boba Bar. Overall, the Boba Bar is a nice place to go to with some friends.
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  • written by April 6, 12:31 pm
    Love the curry chicken and steak salad ️ Yummm
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  • written by April 6, 3:09 am
    Nice milk tea drinks. Got a dirty Thai drink which comes mixed with vietnamese coffee. Near sjsu and located next to other great food places
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  • written by March 22, 9:10 am
    Great place for boba and Thai tea. They even have quick snacks like chicken bites and dumplings.
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  • written by March 15, 5:50 pm
    Variedad de alimentos muy ricos a buen precio.
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  • written by March 12, 6:31 am
    It's a really nice place to chill tbh & the city @ this time (~7pm) really makes the experience peaceful & comforting. Oh yeah, and the orange chicken is pretty good frfr & to my taste (I like it crunchy)
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  • written by February 20, 7:50 am
    Sub par boba. We had strawberry one and it was very disappointing.
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  • written by February 3, 2:30 am
    Boba is pretty decent, but the fries are amazing
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  • written by October 28, 2021, 5:31 am
    Awesome Boba. Popcorn chicken is my go to favorite with dynamite sauce. Closes at 10pm so no live saver after a hard drinking session. Can't have everything
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  • written by October 12, 2021, 11:12 am
    Really good Taro Milk Tea with Honey boba. The consistency is really good and the boba is not too sweet and too chewy.
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  • written by October 3, 2021, 7:54 pm
    They have plant-based milk alternatives available for all their milk tea boba! I got strawberry milk tea boba, but it was more tangy and tart than I expected. Drinks range from $5—6 dollars, not including boba toppings, which cost extra.
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  • written by October 3, 2021, 4:17 am
    The service was good but the boba drink wasn’t the best. The peach milk tea that I got tasted like a scent of a soap. It’s also weird that you have to pay to put boba in the drink when it’s called the boba bar.
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  • written by October 1, 2021, 9:09 am
    Good boba.
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  • written by September 11, 2021, 10:05 am
    The food here are delicious. I love their Curry chicken it is really delicious highly recommend this place
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  • written by September 7, 2021, 1:52 am
    Great boba drinks and solid outdoor patio seating area
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  • written by August 29, 2021, 5:29 am
    Good boba tea, though a little pricey
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  • written by August 20, 2021, 12:16 pm
    They weren't even open they should have show that at least
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  • written by August 19, 2021, 6:41 am
    Good place & really good food
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  • written by August 18, 2021, 6:59 am
    HK style boba tea — strong tea taste (love it) and boba on the firm side — 50% sugar and less ice but they still put a lot of ice.
    Popcorn chicken isn’t super crisp but the dynamite sauce is the bomb. Popcorn tofu is also okay but the garlic sauce makes it way better. Good vibes though.
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  • written by August 6, 2021, 6:56 am
    Thai Milk tea with crystal boba and mango jelly!! Must try!!
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  • written by July 28, 2021, 11:50 pm
    Great drinks, delicious food, good vibe
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  • written by July 28, 2021, 12:26 am
    Boba milk tea and food, both are amazing. Nice place to hangout with your friends
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  • written by July 27, 2021, 4:48 am
    Awesome food and service!
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  • written by July 9, 2021, 12:34 pm
    Loved their Honey Boba
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  • written by July 3, 2021, 7:59 pm
    Unique variety of drinks
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  • written by June 20, 2021, 4:47 am
    I give 3 stars they are pretty decent to eat at. Sometimes they forget to seal up your boba so make sure before leaving other than that pretty decent.
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  • written by June 16, 2021, 8:06 am
    First time trying this place out. The boba was freshly made, but I felt the tea mixture was just okay. An okay boba tea shop with food options.
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  • written by June 16, 2021, 7:52 am
    Great for a quick lunch downtown.

    Average price…you're gonna be spending $9+ for a meal, but the portions are good.

    Personally I love their potstickers, teriyaki chicken and rice bowl, popcorn chicken, and garlic noodles

    They have good drinks too
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  • written by June 15, 2021, 2:51 am
    Their mistake, unlike other boba place s is they don't seal the top of container, they stick a regular soda type top on, so if spilled U end up with piece of abstract art
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  • written by June 11, 2021, 9:14 am
    Great boba and milk tea. Popcorn chicken is good, but if it used more spices and basil, it's be a 10/10
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  • written by May 31, 2021, 11:52 pm
    I'm here enjoying my boba and I decided to give a 5 star review. it's good, cozy and fast
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  • written by May 28, 2021, 5:42 am
    Pretty good tea! Great that it was open late too
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  • written by May 22, 2021, 6:45 am
    Delicios coffee jelly. just like Saiki.
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  • written by May 14, 2021, 4:58 am
    Good cookies and cream boba
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  • written by April 10, 2021, 10:29 pm
    This place was straight busssin, food and boba. get the pork potstickers!
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  • written by April 2, 2021, 10:12 pm
    This place was great. I had the Thai Tea boba. It was perfect. Highly recommend this place. Service was fast and friendly.
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  • written by March 11, 2021, 10:54 am
    I was looking to get my team some tea as a «pick me up» so I did a quick yelp search and found Boba Bar. I loved that they were close to my final destination and you could order in advance via a Yelp link.

    When I arrived at the store my order was ready with in a few moments and was ready before the time the app promised. I just made it a bit faster than expected, so had I ordered appropriately I would not have had to wait for my order.

    The tea quality was superb. They got my order correct, including the hard to find «special instructions».

    Boba Bar will be on my very short list to enjoy Boba Tea.
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  • written by March 7, 2021, 3:46 am
    not bad. not that great though. some sketchy people around the store.
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  • written by March 6, 2021, 3:21 am
    Ordered my drink through T pass I got a large honeydew milk tea with boba when I arrive at the store my drink was not ready but they made it fast it doesn't exactly taste like honeydew like I taste it at other places but it is quenching my thirst dude at the counter was pretty cool and apologize for me and having to wait
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  • written by February 25, 2021, 10:18 am
    One of my favorite place to get food and boba when I’m in the area! Must try the nutella boba tea here..It tastes yummmm
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  • written by January 18, 2021, 9:02 am
    Good service, but not a fan of the food.
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  • written by January 17, 2021, 1:00 am
    The service is fine but the drink is not that good. Sea salt foam green tea is way too sweet with no taste of green tea.
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  • written by December 26, 2020, 6:25 am
    popcorn chicken wasn’t the best.mango tea was good with the mango jelly.
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  • written by December 7, 2020, 2:10 am
    Love the Boba here
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  • written by November 19, 2020, 7:44 am
    Nice Boba and food. My go-to boba place in downtown.

    There's also some nice seating outside on the porch.
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  • written by November 7, 2020, 7:04 am
    This place has food and boba. I got the popcorn chicken which slightly reminded me of McDonald's chicken nuggets, in a good way. It's a little crispy but still soft. It comes with 3 sauces. Ketchup, ranch, and dynamite. The dynamite is not spicy, and is similar to the cream on dynamite sushi rolls.
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  • written by November 2, 2020, 12:30 am
    My Granson loves going there
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  • written by October 31, 2020, 1:22 am
    Yummy boba. I had milk tea with boba and coffee jelly. Kids had the fruity lychee and peach and we all enjoyed them. Next time we will try the food too.
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  • written by October 25, 2020, 2:34 am
    They hang up when you call. Not helpful
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  • written by October 23, 2020, 6:44 am
    Cosy little place and they serve great tea!
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  • written by October 2, 2020, 2:55 am
    Very tasty and quality food
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  • written by September 30, 2020, 8:12 am
    came with my lady left with some boba
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  • written by September 13, 2020, 12:04 am
    Friendly service. Tasty. Recommend.
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  • written by September 5, 2020, 5:15 am
    Boba is good but staff does not enforce customers to wear masks. My husband and I went to get drinks on a Friday night and I noticed that there was a couple waiting in the main room for their drinks and neither had their mask on. When it was my turn to order I asked the staff to enforce the county guidelines for all customers to wear their mask for the safety of others and the staff refused. Won't be going here again till the pandemic is over.
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  • written by August 25, 2020, 11:54 pm
    Great taste, but nothing quite spectacular differentiating it to other Boba Places.
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  • written by August 24, 2020, 5:59 am
    Great service and great drinks, love to see it.
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  • written by August 20, 2020, 10:21 pm
    I order from here regularly, as it is the only boba place with non-fried food that delivers to my place. It is soooo frustrating because they are so inconsistent. Half of the time they forget the boba straws or put in the thin straws instead of the boba ones. Recently, they forgot the sauce for the vermicelli noodles (not really edible without it). Multiple times they forget the condiments for the gyoza so I stopped ordering those. I’d say something is wrong on 2 out of every 3 orders.

    I tried ordering the salads, but it is just meat with lettuce (other ingredients listed on door dash not included). The chicken curry is good, but I dont order the other chicken dishes bc the meat quality is not good (probably not as noticeable in a sauce, but on its own it shows). I have generally had better luck with the beef (beef vermicelli, beef and kimchi rice bowl).

    My level of frustration with this place really warrants 3 or fewer stars, but I dont want to trash their rating. I just want them to get consistent.
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  • written by August 17, 2020, 3:57 am
    I don’t know if its cuz of COVID or it might be cuz they’re not milk tea but the smoothies are aight. Rice Bowl is very filling! And my favorite milk tea will always be the peach one.
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  • written by August 7, 2020, 10:58 am
    Just okay! Good sweetness level (not overly sweet) but was watery. Chicken was so-so and had a baked texture. Better places to go in San Jose!
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  • written by August 4, 2020, 11:20 am
    Exelent
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  • written by July 23, 2020, 9:12 am
    For Boba downtown choose the Boba Bar.
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  • written by July 14, 2020, 9:34 pm
    I had the Thai milk tea here and popcorn chicken. I do not recommend either.
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  • written by July 4, 2020, 9:35 am
    The recipient is nice. But the tea is really not my type and it tastes too sweet for me.
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  • written by July 3, 2020, 10:13 pm
    Kimchi steak bowl is great. Lemongrass steak bowl is good. Boba is alright. 1 less star because kitchen staff were not wearing masks.
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  • written by April 10, 2020, 3:54 am
    Still open during lockdown/quarantine
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  • written by April 5, 2020, 1:36 am
    Good but a bit pricy.
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  • written by March 11, 2020, 4:03 am
    It has a cool patio outside and the workers are nice and attentive. The shop seems to be home to the university students at SJSU nearby, you will see a number of diverse people there which just gives it a better atmosphere. The popcorn chicken is delicious with their ranch and the mini sriracha packets they have at their counter. I've only tried the smoothies, and I can vouch they're really delicious.
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  • written by March 6, 2020, 2:28 am
    I like the atmosphere of this place. I love their Vietnamese coffee. This is my daughter’s and my new hang out for her to do her homework before we head over to watch our San Jose Sharks.
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  • written by March 4, 2020, 4:15 am
    Pretty tasty. I don't care for their boba, but I enjoyed the strawberry soda I got today.
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  • written by February 29, 2020, 7:23 am
    Loved the drinks!
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  • written by February 11, 2020, 9:35 am
    Muy ricas la bebidas
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  • written by February 5, 2020, 7:06 am
    it's good for fruity drinks though. honestly I'm not sure if it's a good tea store but I do know it's an amazing drinks store
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  • written by January 29, 2020, 3:41 pm
    Very popular place of warm inviting great customer service and wonderful food products. Very popular with Uber eats customers. Another fine recommendation from MCF.
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  • written by January 22, 2020, 9:48 pm
    I am currently hutting places down for an ultimate boba in San Jose.
    Yesterday it was Boba Bar.
    Adorable counter guy with rainbow sunflower pin guy took my order. Staff is very welcoming as well as the ambience.
    I ordered Taro Milk Tea with Boba.
    Taro milk tea was just right with right amount of sugar.
    Boba pearls were nice and enough chewy.
    Overall concoction was definitely better than I had expected.
    I'll definitely visit again to try some other drinks and maybe a bite to eat too.
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  • written by January 18, 2020, 6:53 pm
    Friendly staff and great tea, a selection of food as well with decent portions. Well worth your money.
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  • written by January 18, 2020, 12:02 am
    Great boba. Had the mango green tea and a vermicelli dish three years ago and I've made a point of coming back every time I'm in the area.
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  • written by January 15, 2020, 7:01 am
    I liked the atmosphere, but did not really like their tea. I got the classic milk tea with boba, and it just had a weird taste? I don't know how to describe it but it was very unpleasant and had a lingering aftertaste. I've had a lot of milk tea before so I know what it's supposed to taste like. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
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  • written by January 13, 2020, 4:44 am
    The kimcheese fries are bomb!
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  • written by on 4sq June 8, 2018, 11:10 pm
    Best boba tea in San Jose
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  • written by on 4sq August 13, 2017, 4:57 am
    cute cat once in a while! a great cute small spot with lots of food options
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  • written by on 4sq July 24, 2016, 6:44 pm
    The strawberry mint tea was absolutely DELICIOUS! I've also heard great things abut the rice bowls, so I'll be trying those next! :)
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  • written by on 4sq July 3, 2016, 5:58 am
    Boba is pretty good here. Large is worth the extra cost. They also have Nutella
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  • written by on 4sq May 31, 2016, 10:18 am
    Small menu but excellent tastes in flavor. They have great popcorn chicken and meals here too!
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  • written by on 4sq December 31, 2015, 1:27 am
    Tried boba milk tea — not impressed. Also, they didn't take my AMEX.
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  • written by on 4sq October 12, 2015, 4:32 am
    I liked the coffee milk tea & the people who work here are very nice. If you don't like your boba they will fix it for you. If you don't like your Classic Milk Tea too sweet or sweet perfect place.
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  • written by on 4sq May 15, 2015, 5:18 am
    One of the best milk tea and boba I've had in San Jose. Wifi password is Creasian and it can be spotty.
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  • written by on 4sq January 21, 2015, 7:43 pm
    Their rice bowls are delicious and will fill you up with wonderful combinations of meat, veggies, and rice. And of course they had a great selection of teas and drinks!
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  • written by on 4sq December 3, 2014, 8:10 am
    Popcorn chicken is mediocre. Not too much spices or herbs but their Thai milk tea is delicious.
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  • written by on 4sq September 30, 2014, 9:56 pm
    It's Not Easy Being Green. Green tea with mango, strawberry, and pineapple bits.
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  • written by on 4sq September 29, 2014, 11:30 pm
    Garlic fries and a small milk tea for a little over $6?? That's a deal! Excellent service here compared to typical tea houses.
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