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Tangata

Opens Saturday, October 17, 2015

Experience the crossroads between art, culture and cuisine at the new Tangata Restaurant inside the Bowers Museum. Bask in the newly designed interior that carefully combines cool and warm tones with thoughtful contemporary accents to create an ambience of light-filled space.

Executive Chef Donald Harris brings a bold and dynamic menu inspired by the diversity along the Pacific Rim, mirroring the rich cultural exhibits on permanent display at the museum.
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224 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(224 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 224 reviews
5 stars
(119)
4 stars
(57)
3 stars
(34)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(164)
  • great for outdoor dining(93)
  • fit for foodies(88)
  • neighborhood gem(70)
  • special occasion(63)
  • great for brunch(58)
Tangata Reviews List
Review 1 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Lunch loss

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We had a disappointing lunch, after many enjoyable ones in the past. The menu was very short and offered three entrees and little other variety to choose from. The burgers were satisfactory and the sweet potato fries were OK but not overly hot. Other than that the menu items seemed over priced and suited to a specific type of customer, which we were not!
We are sorry to lose the restaurant features we previously enjoyed, as well as the ease of dining in the museum rather than leaving to find more suitable dining choices.
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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
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Review 2 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 3 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 4 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 5 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Change is not always good

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I have been going to Tangata for many years and always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. All personel have been and continue to be really nice and acomodating. However, I am not impressed at all with the new changes. The furniture chosen makes the place look more like a cafeteria rather than a nice restaurant. I assume they meant to add a modern assian air to it but far from it. The "Asian Pacific" menu is no more the "ugh", an expensive "ugh" at that... Because of Bowers Museum I will probably dine again at Tangata but not willingly."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2010
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Review 6 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 7 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious Food in a great environment

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Tangata is located in Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. They recently renovated the restaurant and changed their menu. I had the Salmon and it was absolutely delicious. The service and atmosphere is perfect for a quite business lunch or a get together with friends."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2005
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Review 9 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

New Menu

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We have been dining at Tangata for several years. We are so disappointed in the new menu.
It is Pacific Rim cuisine with most of the items including hot spices or peppers. Since we do not like spicy food the menu gave us few choices.
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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 11 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 13 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Hostess

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We had reservations and arrived on time at 11:30 when the restaurant was virtually empty. Hostess tried to seat us in the corner, alleging that all other tables were reserved! After some discussion, we were given a table by the window. Not a good start to the lunch experience, but fortunately, our server Jeff was excellent and we love the change to your menu. PLEASE train the hostess - she's the first face to your customers. Thank you."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2009
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"New decor and new management?? Much improved over last two visits!!"
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 17 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New menu

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We loved the new menu. The restaurant interior is different but the same warmth as before. My guest and I loved the new menu and it had so many interesting choices. It was hard to decide WHAT. Just go."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Food. Nice setting.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I had the Korean flank steak with kimchi and glass noodles. It was really fantastic! The kimchi was nice and mild, but had a ton of flavor and crispness. The noodles tasted great and the flank steak was incredibly delicious.
It was a very original meal.
We'll be back."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 23 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent food with excellent service. I had the salmon dish which was moist and delicious."
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Weird food, zombie service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Strange taste groupings such as fennel and togarashi pepper that don't quite work. Not enough chicken in the bahn mi sandwich. When we asked the waiter for the check, he brought it and did not even bother to remove the empty plates from the table. When I asked him to do so, (when he came to collect the money), he agreed he would but again walked off empty handed - not returning for several minutes."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2005
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Review 25 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome again!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I brought my 20 something daughter with me this time and we devoured every morsel. between the beet salad (looks like watermelon, don't be fooled!) to the Banh Mi salad and perfectly crisped salmon, each entree could have fed 2 easily!
Next time we'll plan backwards from dessert!
"
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
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Review 28 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 29 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

okay

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Menu was much better before the remodel. I was disappointed."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2007
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Review 30 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of my favorites

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Lovely to combine lunch at Tangata with a visit to the Bowers exhibits"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 31 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Energetic vibe

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Came here for the first time today and the place was busy, everyone seemed to be having a great time. The food came out fast and was delicious. I would definitely recommend and this place is a must-go if your spending the afternoon at the Bowers Museum."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 32 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 33 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 34 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 35 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely setting at Bowers Museum to meet friends.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Mildly disappointed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were mildly disappointed, not just by the lack of Shrimp "laughing shrimp salad" and the limited tea selection, but the prices for the lunch. This is a pretty lunch spot, but we will take hard earned dollars elsewhere."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 37 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/08/2015
 2008
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Review 38 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 40 for Tangata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2015
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Review 41 for Tangata
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Terrible place. Menu was very limited

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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"The food itself was OK but the options were very limited. Might be OK for a superficial foodie but not for most."
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2005
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Review 42 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/10/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 44 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 45 for Tangata
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Tangata used to be good; not anymore

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food is now mediocre at best after "revamp". Limited menu; stale roll on sandwich; burned fries; kitschy, inconvenient board service instead of plate; no choice of breads on sandwich just cheap supermarket french roll. Scraped sandwich filling out of roll and sent stale roll and fries back to chef as example. Meal should have been comped but wasn't. Table mate ordered steak medium but got it very well done. New wait staff seems nervous, inattentive and untrained. Had to ask busboy for silverware. Nothing else available close by for lunch at Bowers so it seems we're stuck. Order the least and expect less. I've gotten better meals from an outdoor lunch cart. They need to train everybody..kitchen and waitstaff or get new (the old?) management."
Dined on 12/03/2015
 2005
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Review 46 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Lovely spot to relax after viewing exhibits. Chicken Thai dish was excellent and presentation beautiful. Pineapple teriyaki burger a bit greasy and too much teriyaki sauce. Caesar salad underwhelming. Sweet potato fries outstanding! No soup on menu that day, Mom was disappointed. And the server was remote and stone-faced, almost robotic. Other experiences there have been better."
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2014
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Review 47 for Tangata
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Museum gem

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The new updated decor is lovely. I understand the desire for an Asian influence on the menu because of many Asian exhibits at Bowers Museum, but I would be happy with more variety. We always eat here when visiting the museum, but more for the convenience & ambience than the food."
Dined on 12/02/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 48 for Tangata
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/27/2015
 2005
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Review 50 for Tangata
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
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