Solid, well-prepared Indian
Solid, well-prepared Indian food with fresh ingredients. Nothing was over the top special, but everything was very good. Seasonings/flavors are balanced. The menu has a good variety of both vegetarian and flesh items. Service was pleasant and attentive.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Rare restaurant serving Nepali food
This one of the few places in the DC metro area that serve Nepali food.
My wife and I both ordered and shared non vegetarian Thali's. I forget their exact names, but one was essentially the Nepali Thali and the other was the Indian Thali. They were delicious and plentiful, giving us leftovers for the next day.
The service was good.
The decor was the weakest part. Its like the designer couldn't decide on a theme so he used multiple themes. Some parts were fancy. Some parts were drab. Another part had a hut like structure. They didn't all blend together. Honestly, though, decor is not big deal.
The place was rather empty for a 9:00 Friday. Hopefully business will pick up.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy, pleasent little place
We love Indian food, so the Indian/Nepalese menu sounded good and we decided to give them a try. We were not disappointed. We tried dished from all sections of the menu -- all were at least good, most were excellent. To top it all, they told us they use organic vegetables & greens. Dish size was big enough that we had a doggy bag to take home.
We will be going back. Hopefully, the place will not be mobbed after this glowing review.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Genteel service, delicately spiced
Small, quiet, genteel atmosphere with attentive service. Authentic food preparation delicately spiced and nicely presented.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Shangri La for
We went to Shangri La for Mother's Day and were not disappointed. This was our first time here and believe me, we will be going back. The food was amazing and the servers top-notch! The restaurant is small but not crowded...and everyone seemed happy probably because the food was so satisfying. If you are a lover of Indian cuisine, this is the place for you. They told us that they only use organic vegetables and greens...so delicious. Do not go to Bethesda without stopping in!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Downtown Bethesda Gem
No, Shangri La isn't on Woodmont Street. It's on Wisconsin at Montgomery Ave, which must be the reason it's less known than many Bethesda spots whose food is nowhere near as good and whose cost is far higher.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband and I had the two-person sampler package and it was really amazing. Just a little taste of several different menu items. The price was right and the food was delicious. Great service and since it's not in the main strip of Bethesda, it was just the right amount of crowded!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very diverse menu of food
Very diverse menu of food entrees, breads, & appetizers. Very attentive, congenial, pleasant waiter. My entree of chicken, spinach, & rice curry dish was very ample and tasty. Had the option to request a mild version of the curry as opposed to being restricted only to a hot and spicy flavored offering. Would return for lunch or dinner. Would highly recommend to friends & associates who like Indian cuisine.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food at Shangri-La
Ate at Shangri-La with some work colleagues and as usual, the food did not disappoint. We had a variety of starters and mains, and the wonderful serving staff asked the chef to prepare an off-menu vegetarian dish which was fabulous. Meat dishes were cooked great and the bread basket was delicious and buttery. Good wine list, friendly and attentive service, and the staff even sat patiently while our leisurely table closes the place down. Well always return here and highly recommend for great Indian food.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and great service
This was the first time I had been to the restaurant for dinner. The lunch buffet is always great. Dinner was just as good. The restaurant was a little empty, but it was a Monday night when I went. Overall, great Indian food!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth it
Out for a birthday dinner with family. Dining room was easily accessible for grandma and her walker. Food selections were varied, and everything we tried was wonderful. Wine choices were good. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, without being overbearing. The only thing I did not like was the bread with dips provided. Both were too spicy and peppery to eat.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM