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Shangri La

38 reviews
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$30 and under
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Shangri-La Nepalese & Indian Cuisine offers traditional Indian and Nepalese with a modern twist, using fresh local organic produce, tender meats, poultry and seafood and exotic spices. At Shangri-La Nepalese & Indian Cuisine, diners can enjoy the customary offerings one would expect, like tikka masala, butter chicken, shrimp vindaloo and more, or for a special taste sensation try the Shangri-La mixed grill which consists of seekh kabab, tandoori chicken, fish and shrimp cooked in the traditional fashion in the restaurant's clay oven.

Of course, no meal would be complete without bread, and at Shangri-La Nepalese & Indian Cuisine, a dozen different breads are baked daily on-site. If you can't decide, go with the assorted bread basket.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 656-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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vipServedbyNicolas (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2014

Very friendly staff, no complains!! Looked for veggie/vegan dishes and were happy with the selection!!
Thanks again

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

Went for my son and my joint birthday dinner. The server/restaurant manager was very accommodating and entertained my children so they were never idle. The food was equally enjoyable. Would definitely return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 16, 2014

I visit a restaurant by myself before inviting a guest. Unfortunately, this is not one to which I will invite anyone. Even though I told the host/server that I had a reservation, he did not even look at it to check my preferences, a window table, nor did he check me in. The decor lacks a recognizable style, the service alternates between intrusive and negligent, the ingredients in the food are not balanced---one ingredient in each dish overwhelmed the other ingredients. There are only five wines by the glass, all from the same winery--Bonterra.

Reenie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2013

We (family of five adults) love the food at Shangri-La. The menu choices range from vegetarian to goat for the adventurous, mild and subtle to incendiary, naan is freshly made on location. The service is friendly and low-key. Children are welcomed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2013

told we had theater tkts,ordered upon arrival,yet it took almost 40 minutes to be served after multiple inquires "when was the food coming".we have been to this resturant many times in the past,the food is very good;but we shall not return.

RockvilleCustomer (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2013

We chose this restaurant because of the vegan choices on the menu, and the food turned out to quite good, although the portions were rather small. Maybe we have been spoiled by the generous portions at Spice Xing, but the portions seemed kind of small. The main impression we left with, however, was the poor service. Our waiter spilled lots of water, spilled soup, forgot to bring the iced tea my wife ordered, and forgot to bring the bread basket our guests ordered. And whenever anyone from the kitchen came out, they could not seem to understand what dishes they had on their trays, so when we said Such and Such goes here, they would motion for the waiter to come over. And when the waiter did come over, he forgot who had ordered what.

vipNUParent (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2013

I am planning a trip to Nepal and wanted to sample Nepalese food. It was good! While the menu is mostly Indian, the Nepalese offerings were delicious. I love the presentation in the small copper bowls. The staff was very nice and called me immediately when I left my credit card there by mistake. Another benefit of making Open Table reservations (so they had my phone number)!

Angelmom (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2013

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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2013

I ordered a chicken curry that came with rice. I found chunks of either soggy or partly burnt rice in the rice bowl. I told them and they gave me a fresh bowl. That was OK (no chunks) but not great. The chicken curry was fine.

vipRexilanna (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2013

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!