Samsara, chill-out and tea house

In Buddhism, Hinduism and other related religions, Samsara is the cycle of reincarnation: birth, death and rebirth. In Cluj Napoca, Samsara is a unique tea house where you take off your shoes before entering, sit on a comfy pillow on the floor and drink one of the best teas in the city. Although smoking is forbidden, different assortments of hookahs are available. The special ambient is completed by good services: the friendly waiters that seem to know very well what to recomand you. The electronic psy trance music has an energizing and almost hypnotizing effect on the listener.

Each room has a different theme but they all share a strong oriental vibe. There is also an ultraviolet lit room that creates a psychedelic atmosphere. This space recreates the galactic universe, giving you a different point of view in the greater scheme of things.

Samsara tea house is placed in an old house in an elegant neighborhood. Although it has been opened just recently, it quickly became very popular amongst lovers and became a refuge for many young locals. Samsara is more than a tea house, it is a complete experience for the body and mind.

Opening hours

Monday-Sunday: 14:00 - 02:00

Contact & location

24 Reviews

Bogdan Stanescu
Bogdan Stanescu

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

I loved the bright colored atmosphere and the fact that smoking is forbidden. The tea is good and the people there are friendly.

I disliked

Nothing
Emma Mocan
Emma Mocan

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

Mind-blowing atmosphere! I am really not into zen/reincarnation/oriental philosophies, but I will definitely go back for more tea! Taking off your shoes makes you feel at home. Indeed, very friendly people.

I disliked

Nothing
Monica Pralea
Monica Pralea

on Mar 03,2010

I liked

Nu pot sa cred ca exista un asemenea loc, atat de frumos, in inima Clujului.

I disliked

Nothing
Size
Size

on Mar 04,2010

I liked

Bravo!

I disliked

Nothing
Alina Floroi
Alina Floroi

on Mar 05,2010

I liked

Attention to detail and perfection of the decorations, the friendliness of the hosts, the goodies that go next to the tea. Curious to see how it will be during summer time, when they will probably hang some hammocks in the garden.

I disliked

Maybe it's a bit to discreete and you wouldn't know exactly where it is.
Camelia
Camelia

on Mar 05,2010

I liked

Arata foarte bine, insa este suspect de mare asemanarea cu Ramayana Cafe din Bucuresti

I disliked

Nothing
Eli
Eli

on Mar 06,2010

I liked

Love the softness...the chill atmosphere...the light...the deco's...the staff...everything.

I disliked

Nothing
Eli
Eli

on Mar 06,2010

I liked

Ps; Great pictures Bogdan !!! : )

I disliked

Nothing
Flaviu Moldovan
Flaviu Moldovan

on Mar 07,2010

I liked

suspect e bine. arata foarte bine din fotogrtafii, iar ce se zice in prezentare este promitator. mergem!

I disliked

Nothing
Emi
Emi

on Mar 08,2010

I liked

This place looks like a doll's house. Magnificent colours, fascinating shapes! Go for it!

I disliked

Nothing

I liked

Been there, great ambient, gute stimmung :)

I disliked

Nothing
valentina
valentina

on Mar 15,2010

I liked

am fost.am stat 2 ore in camera cosmica.am iesit relaxata,plutind.

I disliked

interzicerea fumatului.realizez ca se doreste ambianta orientala pana si la parfumul ceainariei,deci se fumeaza doar narghila, insa daca s-ar pune la vanzare cel putin tigari de foi,ar fi ideal.
ggl
ggl

on Mar 29,2010

I liked

No smoking. Great selection of teas, very nice and friendly people. Very hippie, oriental, new-age blend. I used to hate taking off my shoes but it's ok in this case. Relaxing.

I disliked

Tea is on the expensive side. I also disliked the smoke from an incense stick.
Tretiak
Tretiak

on Apr 03,2010

I liked

Soothing music, wonderful appearance and great tea! A real haven for non-smokers on a night out.

I disliked

The music is a bit loud sometimes (but now I'm just nitpicking).
adelle
adelle

on Apr 11,2010

I liked

Wonderful relaxing atmosphere, oriental setting that makes you feel like you're in another country. The music is also soothing and relaxing, nice and friendly staff.

I disliked

Not so many varieties of drinks.
monica
monica

on May 27,2010

I liked

i wish somebody could help me with an email or a phone number from Samsara..

I disliked

Nothing
Emilia
Emilia

on Jun 02,2010

I liked

Wonderfull atmosphere makes you feel you never gonna go home, It's a nice and cozy place to relax and forget about your problems:) Very fine tea.

I disliked

The music was a bit loud sometimes
Zsolt
Zsolt

on Nov 10,2012

I liked

The paintings on the walls, the atmosphere of the place, diversity of the menu. Good for couples.

I disliked

Nothing
vlad
vlad

on Nov 20,2011

I liked

cel mai frumos loc,parca nu ar fi de pe pamant...

I disliked

Nothing
Ligita
Ligita

on Nov 28,2011

I liked

My favourite place in Cluj when I was living here. Great tea, bong, athmosphere, music. The rule don't wear shoes just simply creates Samsara place to something really special. Try hot milk with cinamon and honey. THE BEST!

I disliked

Nothing
Sammy Johns
Sammy Johns

on Mar 26,2012

I liked

Very cozy and intimate place. One of the best places in town if you want to hide from crowd and be with someone special.

I disliked

An alternate place for shoes would be better. Not all who walk-in there have best of the aroma :)
Aurel Vlaicu
Aurel Vlaicu

on Oct 04,2010

I liked

Great athmosphere. Very relaxing and intimate.

I disliked

Nothing
Cristi
Cristi

on Oct 04,2010

I liked

I love the atmosphere. I love that not many people know about it. I like that you can lay down, and that it's really relaxing

I disliked

Nothing
Hapi2233
Hapi2233

on Feb 03,2011

I liked

Is really nice

I disliked

Nothing

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