Lounge Review: EVA Air Evergreen Lounge at San Francisco International

Lounge Review: EVA Air Evergreen Lounge at San Francisco International

Contributed by Hirofumi Suda
Contributed by Hirofumi Suda
Hirofumi is a Japanese aviation enthusiast based in Delhi, India. Besides finding joy in trying out as many airline products as possible, he is also running a travel agency focused on providing tours within India especially to the Himalayas. If you happen to read Japanese, also make sure to check his personal blog here.

Before I continue, I want to mention that the lounge was closed down on October 1st, 2017, to make space for United’s Polaris Lounge which is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2018. I still thought it would be worth writing this review so that you can see what the lounge was like and also what other EVA Air outstation lounges might be like.

The EVA Air lounge used to be only open a few hours a day – timed with the airline’s departures out of the airport. As such, I was lucky that there happened to be an EVA Air flight around the same time as my Turkish Airlines flight, allowing me to check out the lounge as a Star Alliance Gold member.

The lounge next to a United Club lounge. And, also next to Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounge which happened to be closed during my visit.

EVA Air Evergreen Lounge Entrance

Hallway leading to EVA Air Evergreen Lounge San Francisco.

Lounge Overview

The lounge offered some apron views, and felt quite cozy.

It was divided into three sections – a buffet are with some sofas around it, a sitting area, and a separate room for EVA’s highest-tier members. There was nothing separating the main room from the space reserved for the highest-tier members, though.

The sofa chairs used in the lounge were comfortable. However, the seats were arranged in uncreative rows – and so the seating was a bit dense.

EVA Air Evergreen Lounge San Francisco Seating

Main seating area.
Seating

Looking towards the buffet area.
Seating

The lounge also offered some apron views.

Food and Drinks Selection

The food and drinks were mostly located on a large counter that was the centerpiece of the buffet area. And, the spread was fairly good for a lounge of that size.

EVA Air Evergreen Lounge Buffet Counter

Buffet counter.

As for drinks, besides the liquor pictured above, there was also a fridge with a selection of soft drinks and beer, as well as a coffee maker.

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks.

Food offered included mains such as chicken wings and wonton noodle soup, as well as lighter things like spring rolls and yoghurts.

Wonton Noodles

Wonton noodle soup ingredients.
Carbonara

Stir-fried fish with vegetables and spaghetti carbonara.
Chicken Wings

Fried Chinese cabbage and chicken wings.
Buns

Sweet bean buns.
Spring Rolls

Spring rolls.
Yoghurt

Yoghurts, fruits, etc.
Dessert

Pomelo and sago in mango sweet soup.

The food quality was decent and it was nice that they offered many “local” Taiwanese options.

My Meal

My selection.
Wonton Soup

Wonton noodle soup.

EVA Air Evergreen Lounge San Francisco Summary

Overall, I found the EVA Air Evergreen Lounge to be a comfortable place to relax, and I enjoyed the food and drinks there.

Part of it might have been due to the fact that during my visit, the lounge was mostly empty, though. I can imagine the lounge could get quite stuffy when it’s at its full capacity.

In either case, though, as mentioned at the beginning, this lounge has closed down to allow for United lounge’s expansion.

 

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