Shangri-La

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4.11 out of 5 stars 4.11 / 5.0, 19 reviews
Address: 2026 Irving Street (at 21st), San Francisco 94122
Neighborhood: Sunset
Phone: (415) 731-2548
Hours: 11:30am-9pm daily. Closed 1st & 3rd Wedn.
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegetarian)
Restaurant Type: Chinese
Average cost: $5-$10 per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Street. This is a very busy neighborhood, but with good turnaround so if you're patient and can wait a few minutes, you can usually get a space or just park further down the Avenues (24+).

Notes: Menu is mostly vegan with the exception of a few items with eggs -- just ask before you order. Brown and white rice available; rice refills are extra. Restaurant is certified kashrut. Chinese style desserts available, like fried banana sprinkled with sugar. Probably the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the Bay Area; been in business since 1978. They also offer lunch specials.

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Added by tammy on 2004-04-13, Last update: 2007-08-06, Viewed 19022 times
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Average rating:4.11 out of 5 stars 4.11 / 5.0 Based on 19 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
4 out of 5 stars I'm glad the owner, William became a veg in 2007. The Shanghinese Won ton with ginger is very good. Don't order the wrong type of won ton. The pie pa tofu has been getting a bit too salty. Overall, I keep telling folks to check out their 7 days a week lunch box specials. It's a great bargain. Thanks Tammy and Chris for the food recommendations and dining out at Shangrila. sunny
Reviews: 81
  2008-12-01
5 out of 5 stars My favorite restaurant in west SF, or perhaps all of SF. Lots of good food to choose from, friendly service, and good lunch specials. My omnivore parents are always willing to eat here when we are anywhere near. greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-09-09
4 out of 5 stars Shangri-La is a cozy Chinese Buddhist restaurant on Irving Street that serves consistently good food at good prices. This small, informal restaurant has excellent hot-and-sour soup as well as delicious dumplings and tasty twice-fried tofu. Also, for those who may be interested, the restaurant is certified kosher. Dan
Reviews: 12
  2008-07-16
2.5 out of 5 stars Consistently friendly, quick service and good food. Very reasonable prices, too. Favorites - the fragrant dry bean curd (appetizer), individual bowl of won ton soup (laced with lots of fresh ginger), crispy tofu, and spicy eggplant. Good menu selection - lots of veggie options, some faux meats too, plus unusual medicinal selections (which I haven't tried but others like). Downside - we were told pie pa tofu balls are vegan (even when served with a piece of egg shell sticking out of one ball), then they aren't (have eggs), and now they are again. Have not been back since. Trust issue. tammy
Reviews: 116
  2007-11-10
3 out of 5 stars Good food and service. Probably one of the best veggie Chinese restaurants in the Bay Area, but recent problems with mix-ups on what's vegan and not has drop it down on my list of places to frequent. chris
Reviews: 80
  2007-10-25
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