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Dragon Ball Tea House

1007 W King Edward
Vancouver, BC V6H1Z3
Tel: (604) 738-3198
Neighbourhood: West Side
  • Cuisine: Bubble tea, Cafe, Tea house
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • A wide selection of different flavored Bubble teas, milks, and ice. Always busy and a hit with the local teens and twenty somethings. Line-ups common on Friday and Saturday nights.

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No doubt the best in town
By tsej of Richmond (15 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

Long lineups during the summer as this place is easily the best in town. They actually use fresh fruit which sets them apart from the pack. Good for stopping by after a run or ball game at Douglas Park.

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best bubble tea
By djeat of Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

i love bubble tea and dragon ball tops my list. The place is always jammed even though the location is lacking. I always get their supreme bubble tea. Served hot, it is unbeatable. At one point, the dining room had an awful smell from a hidden spill or bad fridge. This has been fixed.

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Pearls are worth a try
By heather18 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 3:02am [Dine in]

I used to go there a lot thinking its fresh fruit but how will they have fresh mangos and watermelon when it's out of season? All the other stores are sold out when it's not in season. I'm sure they don't use fresh fruit. It's probably all powder and canned fruit. I have never seen any fruits inside there counters or refrigerators. The pearls are really good though. It's really busy there. There's always a long wait and the store is always crammed. Price is alright and service is good. I don't like how their counters are so high. I can't see what they are doing back there with my drink. I would rather go somewhere where I can see my drink being made.

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I waited an hour
By Denrik of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

Both times I have been to Dragon Ball, I have waited for ridiculous amounts of time. The first I went I waited 25 minutes for one bubble tea. The next time, I PRE-ORDERED an hour previous and when I get there, I still had to wait 20 minutes for only 3 bubble teas. Service was also poor, whenever I asked how much longer, they told me yeah just a second just a second. My drink was also sub par and the bubbles tasted old and gross.

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Best bbt ever!
By yumzz of Burnaby (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 10:09am [Dine in]

I love this place! The drinks are fantastic! The price is good, especially the fresh fruits! My fav are blueberry/strawberry slush and taro slush. This place is just a hole in the wall, very small and gets super busy all the time! And they do not cheap out on pearls.

Will continue to come here everyweek!

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Great hole-in-the-wall BBT!
By KungFu of Coquitlam (7 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

I've heard about this place a few times from my sister but never knew exactly where it was and didn't think it was worth my time to go hunting for it since I rarely go in that area.

It happens that my guy friend lives near there and after dinner at his place he asked if I wanted to go for a drink. He's walking distance from this place and now that I've tried it, I regret not having made my way there sooner! I had the blueberry milk tea, it was the best bubbletea I've had in Vancouver! I've often went to Taiwan and this is as close as it gets to the real thing!

Service was as good as it can get considering it's just over the counter ordering and you get a number.

The place itself looks old and small seating maybe 10 people max but most of the people sitting there were just waiting for their drink. Not really a sit down and chill kind of place.

I will definitely try to come here more often even though it's out of my way most of the time!

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Unique Bubble teas made
By dineoutvancouver of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

As commented by many others, it is needless to say that they have got the best bubble tea in vancouver that I know of. And in my opinion, I think one of the many reasons (esp. fresh fruity taste) their bubble tea tates better than other places is that their bubbles are sweeter than others', I figure.

However, I personally loooooooooooove their "parsimon" one of the fresh fruit flavours. I think they are the only place with parsimon. Love it love it love it! highly recommended!

However, they TRUELY MADLY DEEPLY (haha) are in need of renovation. too small space to fit in, and please do something about that smell.

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Amazing bubble tea!
By jtcst of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 1:29am [Dine in]

The bubble tea is probably the best in vancouver. I've gotten bubble tea from here at least 10 times. It's consistently delicious. The bubbles are always cooked to perfection and are flavourful. There's a variety of flavours to choose from. Naturally, the fresh fruit ones are the best. I've only ordered the strawberry and the mango bubble teas so far. They're just so damn good, especially the mango. It really does have a "creamy" texture to it if you request milk (no extra charge). The bubble teas are reasonably priced at $3.75. (medium-large size)

Service is quick and efficient. Not really anything else to say.

This tea house could use a renovation. It's dull looking, dirty, and smells like rotten fruit in there. It's also small and cramped so I don't recommend people to drink and chat there. Best for take out.

It's hard to find better bubble tea than this.

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Creamy mango bubble tea...
By Le_Gourmand of Burnaby (24 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

I took the advice of one of the reviewers here and tried out the creamy mango pearl tea. It tasted like fresh mango and very filling. Next time I will try out their other flavours. Only downside, is the lack of parking around, there were only 2 parking stalls allocated and no parking on King Edward.

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Best bbt
By hhvan of Vancouver (downtown) (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

The BBT taste really good. Mango and cantaloup are my favourite. Not a big fan of other powder drink but their fresh food is very consistent. Service is fast too. The only thing is they take cash only. At that location, better take debit or credit card. I really like it because I can order half coconut jelly and half grass jelly with no extra charge.

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Bubblicious tea
By Gastroc of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 8:11am [Dine in]

I've tried bubble tea at many places in Van/BBy and Rich but always go back to Dragon Ball. Very good bubble tea with lots of pearls (and coconut jelly if you prefer). Good selection of flavors and service is always prompt unless there is a lineup of 20 patrons. Ambiance...well take it or leave it but I'm there for the bubble tea.

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I'm hooked
By bigfatcow of Kitsilano (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 29, 2007 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

Had to try this place after reading all the rave reviews on this site. Even though I'm not a huge bbt fan, I am now hooked. The other reviewers are so right, the bubbles are awesome here.

I even have my boyfriend craving bbt from this place, and he's never liked bbt before. He loves their strawberry banana milk slush w/ coconut jelly. The only thing is, these drinks go down SO quickly, that I'm finished mine by the time we get home, so I always order 2 whenever I go now.

Service is efficient and friendly, and the prices are great. I hope that doesn't change too soon.

I don't want to repeat what has already been said in other reviews, but basically the parking and store size are the only problems I have with this place.

Also, does anyone else love that the cups say "Caution: Choking Hazard" on them? Too cute.

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Great flavor and pearl consistency
By Emileigh of Point Grey, Vancouver (26 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 29, 2007 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

I was needing a bubble tea fix, so I wandered into Dragon Ball. I ordered the longan fresh juice tea mix with tapioca.
It took quite a long time to get my drink, but it was worth it! The bubbles were very chewy, warm, and delicious. I'd never had longan before, but blended with ice it was fantastic (very sweet!)

I will definitely go here again!

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Taro bubble tea
By mustfirstregister of Burnaby, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:37pm [Take-out]

Went there today the place is recommended by a friend of mine. I tried the taro bubble tea, however is not that good as I expected. It was too sweet and it had a similar taste to other normal bubble tea places. Not coming back to this place. The best place so far for bubble tea I think it's the one on Cambie and 41st, the place is next to the Sushi restaurant and in front of Oakridge mall.

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Best Bubble Tea!!!!
By palermo of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

Dragon Ball is by far the best, the line up is out the door everynight, rain or shine does not matter, but let me tell ya, Its a bit of a wait...

The service is great, they work so hard so fast all the time, great work ethic!!!
Prices are reasonable....

The Flavors taste so fresh and the tapioca balls are cooked perfectly, ya just cant get better then Dragon Ball, i always order Taro/coconut slush and its to die for....
This Place is a must!!!!!!

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Best Bubble Tea By Far
By jk87 of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

I've only recently started going to Dragon Ball and out of all my bbt experiences this is one of the best. They use fresh fruit and the bubbles and coconut jelly always tastes fresh.

I've never seen this place not be busy..... and usually have to wait atleast 15 minutes, which is why i suggest calling ahead and placing an order.

One of my favorite drinks here has to be their lychee slush with milk! super yummy, everyone should definitely try it out :)

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Awesome bubble tea!
By vancouver_eats of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

I recently tried the bubble tea here and I must say it did not disappoint. It is now my #1 choice for bubble tea.

I personally like the strawberry slush w/ pearls. The pearls were the best I have tried anywhere. The service is very prompt considering how busy it is. The one only negative would be the ambiance. I almost feel like sardines in a can when waiting for my order. However most people, including myself, go there for take out bubble tea so I don't mind it too much. Overall, definitely worth giving a try if you have not done so already.

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love it
By tastey604 of vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 3:11am [Dine in]

I love the bubble tea here. I go there at least twice a month since i'm not a big bubble tea person in general. I've been to maybe other places and none are as good as dragon ball.
The pearls for the drinks are great.
I recommend the Japanese green tea and mango slush. I love it

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really good fruity drinks!
By munchkin of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this place for bbt since it opened and it has remained my favourite place to grab bbt. Though I have heard their regular milk tea is pretty good, I have never tried it cause I love their fruity drinks and always get them instead. I have tried many bbt places and none of the other places taste as "real/fresh" as this place... and I agree with what others have said, their BUBBLES are the best! The place is small and can get crowded... so the ambiance isn't great but I usually just do take out bbt there. Also, it's been the same people (owners) serving us since I started going. They are usually really nice!

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dragon ball tea house
By pcteen665 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

try the mango passionfruit with milk and slush with extra pearls or coconut jelly its the best bubble tea i ever had trust me. My freind told me that after my soccer game that we should go get some bubble tea when we got there he siad it was the best bubble tea in vancouver i siad yeah right so then i order the same thing i always order mango passionfruit with milk, slush with extra pearls i had to wiat 10 to 20 minutes the place was crowded but when i got my bubble tea it was awsome it was worth the wait so then when i got home i siad i want some bubble tea i went to the same place agian six times in a row and my bubble tea was only four bucks this is the best bubbl tea in vancouver

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