Member Reviews (1)
- LollicupMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewNov 07, 2013
Ok if you are basing strictly by the pearl tea with boba this would bump up a star... but when you factor in everything, it goes down... this boba joint hit 2etoiles due to the intangibles...
I got a Lychee green tea with half sugar and it was pretty tasty. Definitely enjoyable. The boba was slightly chewy and wasnt over nor undercooked as I often find to be the case with lollicup.
The location is across from the ranch 99 plaza in south irvine off the 5. However it is not visible from the parking lot. You literally have to go down the pathway and either around the pond or over the bridge to get to grandmas... err lollicups house errr location.
Pro Tip: Go to another location unless you have lots of time to kill and want to stand..
Now for the heinous evil diabolical crap. You will be in a line. This is a combo hangout for a ton of teenyboppers and college kids with nothing better to do than to "study" here for hours and hours on end. This happens at some places sure, but when there is no seating that doesnt have 5 extra kids stuffed in at each table overloaded with textbooks, well that sucks major *(&^% So needless to say there is just about always a line of people waiting for and ordering... think starbucks between 7:00-7:30am. Essentially a line from HELL!
Pro Tip #2: dont forget your punchcard... buy 8 or 9 drinks and get a freebee...
The service is not very friendly. No idea why. But it was extremely curt service. I am sorry my speaking english may have offended you. I also must say that the location to pick up your drinks is horrible. They have far too many tables to allow proper access. I think that the fire marshall would have issued a few fines when I was there for not obeying the maximum occupancy let alone not having walkways available for the patrons.
So yeah I am not planning on heading back here EVER as it was pretty much HELL to deal with. =P