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Shor, Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Shor

4.5
4.5
33 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pakistani
SHOR, a bazaar-inspired culinary venture, is the latest creation from the team behind the twice-Michelin-recognized Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen. Set to redefine contemporary Halal cuisine through an elevated dining atmosphere, SHOR seamlessly blends diverse, full-service menu offerings with an interior concept inspired by the vibrant energy of spice markets and bazaars. SHOR's chef-driven menu, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Imran "Ali" Mookhi, elevates Desi cuisine with dishes drawing inspiration from century-old techniques but offering elevated interpretations of flavors found in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. The menu is complemented by a revolutionary non-alcoholic beverage program featuring hand-crafted mocktails, zero-proof wine, beer, and spirits, and a distinct water menu showcasing a global selection.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Pakistani, Afghan, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (562) 202-9274
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Chef Imran "Ali" Mookhi
  • Private party facilities
    Our unique dining experiences accommodate 12 guests in our private dining room as well as an immersive experience at our semi-private chef's table. We invite you to explore our a la carte menu or opt for a prix-fixe menu personalized to you and your guests!Book your next special event by emailing us: info@shorbazaarla.com*Dining minimums do apply

Experiences

  • Private Dining & Chef's Table Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate with us at SHOR! Our unique dining experiences accommodate 12 in our private dining room as well as an immersive dining experience at our semi-private chef's table. We invite you to explore our a la carte menu and delve into our elevated Desi-inspired culinary program, or opt for a prix-fixe menu personalized to you and your guests! Our team will set the stage for a memorable evening accompanied by our tantalizing menu and vibrant ambiance. Book your next special event by emailing us at info@shorbazaarla.com with "PDR Request: Date" in your subject line. Dining minimums: - Monday - Thursday: $1,000 for 2.5 hours or $1,400 for the entire evening - Friday - Sunday: $1,300 for 2.5 hours or $1,700 for the entire evening
    Private Dining & Chef's Table Experience Photo

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Healthy

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for special occasions

33 Reviews
  1. MurtuzaV

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best Indian/Pakistani restaurant today in Orange County, if not all of So Cal. We ordered the dahi puri and Paper Dosa for appetizers. The dosa was fermented, which is rare. The chutneys were delectable. The Dahi Puri had flavor, it was delicious. For the main course, we ordered the Nihari, Chicken bone-in biryani, CTM with garlic naan. The Nihari was just how it’s supposed to be. The Veal meat was melt in your mouth and the spices/flavor was spot on. The Chicken bone-in biryani was fantastic. It’s the Pakistani variation so had the green chilies in it, making it the perfect spice level. The CTM was buttery and the chicken was super tender, again melt in your mouth. The garlic naan was a breath of fresh air, perfectly cooked and garlicky. The service was fantastic. Our server, Osama took the time to explain the menu and was regular at his check ins through the meal. Ambience was very warm and felt like we were transported to South East Asia. Please go and have a try out, you will not be disappointed!

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  2. SeanB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My recent dining experience at SHOR restaurant was nothing short of spectacular! From the moment we stepped in, we were greeted with warmth and impeccable service, setting the stage for a memorable meal. Starting with the appetizers, the Chennai Chicken was a delightful surprise with its rich flavors and perfect seasoning. The Mantu, a traditional Afghan dish, was skillfully prepared with a delicate balance of spices and presented beautifully. Each appetizer was a hint at the culinary expertise that SHOR brings to the table. Moving on to the main courses, the Mediterranean Sea Bass was cooked to perfection. The fish was tender, flaky, and enhanced with a light, flavorful seasoning that highlighted its natural taste. The Shinwari Goat Karahi stole the show with its robust flavors, cooked in a traditional style that packed a punch with every bite. For fans of British cuisine, the CTM - Classic British Chicken Tikka Masala was a creamy, tangy, and utterly comforting dish that felt both familiar and exotic. Finally Palak Paneer was to die for. Additionally, SHOR goes above and beyond by offering an exclusive private area for Muslim prayers, making it a thoughtful and inclusive place for diners who appreciate this consideration. In conclusion, SHOR restaurant excels in every aspect, from their exquisite dishes to their thoughtful service. It's a culinary gem that beckons food lovers from all walks of life. Whether you’re looking for a taste of the traditional or a twist on the classics, SHOR will not disappoint. Highly recommend!

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  3. MumtazB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great ambiance! Ordered chicken biryani, chicken tika masala, seekh kabob, and Karahi chicken, mango lasi, garlic naan, and the potato balls .. all were 5/5. Attentive staff. They even have an area where you can get henna. Definitely coming back!

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  4. KasiaV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parker was amazing. Very friendly yet professional and knowledgeable. Me and my friends loved the food. All the choices, spices and display. Some of the items were like a piece of art🤩 The decor was very elegant buz cozy. Darker colors and relaxing music. Perfect date night place but very shareable menu items and family friendly seating if needed. The service was very efficient and everything was served hot and fresh. We were impressed with non alcoholic cocktails and shots. Yes, shots. You can order tequilanor whiskey shot!!! It was explained to us that the "alcohol" is made exactly like the traditional one just skipping the fermentation process. Perfect place to enjoy a no hangover coctails!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely dining experience and the food was absolutely delicious.

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  6. Ifrah

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Halal food ! A must try. Very flavorful and tastefully presented and decorated

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  7. MiNu

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. The Desi cuisine is really different than other restaurants. It’s halal, so no alcohol, but the mocktails were delicious. Nice ambience. Excellent service. Our waiter explained everything to us so it was easy to order. Definitely check this place out.

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  8. Ammar

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was bland and it was really hot in there. Service was good. Place looked nice too. But food wasn’t good

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is not good at all and over priced I got sick

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  10. EgyptianGoddess

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of the food was delicious and beautifully served. Relaxing ambiance. Some dishes were so spicy, you could not taste the protein or veggies. Service needs some adjusting, like not taking plates away at the end of the meal. Would enjoy coming back to try other dishes.

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  11. NirajK

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Shor for dinner with family. The restaurant is located in an unassuming strip mall but the interior surprised us. It’s very well decorated and has an upscale feel. The staff are very friendly and attentive. They have some interesting choices with the drinks. There are no options for alcoholic beverages. The food definitely steals the show. Every dish was amazing to say the least. The goat dish is to die for along with the chapli kabob. Dessert options were also very good. Overall it was a great experience. Will definitely come back again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here to celebrate my husbands birthday, and we loved it! Our first impression was this place was super nice and clean! The owners really put thought and investment into it. Parking is super easy, as theirs plenty. Our waiter was nice and very informative. The food presentation was superb and the food itself was very delicious, we found the pricing was fair for the amount of food we got. The food is meant to be shared family style. We will definitely be back!

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  13. BobS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive food. Ordered Balochi Tikka for $22. Got 2 piece chicken leg pieces. Kheema was too salty. Biryani was okay but pricey. Zero spirit drinks are pricey. Didn't imagine sugar syrup can cost $15. I will not revisit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around. Loved the upscale ambience from the moment we walked in, to the seating lounge on the side while you await your table. The food hit many Afghan, Pakistani and Indian classics with decent sized portions and reasonable prices given the quality and vibe of the place. Large full service non-alcoholic bar with tons of options. Highly recommend and can’t wait to bring my picky Afghan family with me next time.

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  15. Sandra

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Shor. Service was extremely professional, we felt welcomed and taken care of. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Great ambiance and the quality of food was outstanding!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chef is wonderful- a beautiful combination of food in the menu. There is a lot of attention to detail in the food and decor. When you walk in the restaurant you are transported to another place. Lots of parking too and close to the freeway for convenience. 10 stars for me!

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  17. kirans

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner at Shor in Hawaiian Gardens, and it was surprisingly a delightful experience! The ambiance of the establishment sets the perfect backdrop for an enjoyable meal, offering a serene and inviting atmosphere. Although alcohol is not served, their mocktail selection provides a refreshing alternative that complements the dining experience beautifully. We tried the Borani Banjan Afghan eggplant dish, and it blew our taste buds away! Surprisingly delicious and a must-try recommendation. What impressed us most was the food; nothing was overly greasy, and each dish was a flavor explosion. The garlic naan was perfection, and the chicken tikka masala struck the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. For something different, we ordered the bhindi masala which is Okra tossed with tomato gravy and onions, and it was a hit! The flavors were spot on and left us craving more.Don’t forget to sip on their Mango Lassi! The staff here are fantastic, adding to the overall great experience. Can’t wait to come back for more delicious plates.

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  18. ToniC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best ethnic food restaurants I have ever been to. I travel the world, and I was blown away by the menu and the entrées that I tasted. Highly recommend. Superb.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great ambiance and a non-alcoholic bar with some of the best drinks and water choices.

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  20. AKhan

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Way better then Khan Saab in every way shape and form. A lot more variety for food. a lot better food taste wise, portion sizes are reasonable. Ordered: Mango Mimosa: great Recommend Passionate Mocktail: refreshing Recommend Mantu: delicious Recommend Dahi Puri: Very chat pata and good Recommend Nihari: meat was delicious, tender, and perfectly done. the nihari salaan needed to be cooked longer, was missing salt, had to douse in lemon to make it some was good SKIP Shannari Goat Karahi: THE BEST DISH HERE. From the tender meat, to the balance of spices and seasoning, will say it was a pinch salty but the Naan complements it Recommend Kublai Palau: mouthwatering and tasty. Recommend Naan: not bad. Recommend

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  21. JonathanB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    With dishes from both north and south India prepared expertly, this is a clear step above any other Indian food in the area (Long Beach to Artesia). The mantu (dumplings), the kale fritters, the eggplant, the paper dosa and the chicken tikka masala were all outstanding.

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  22. VishalP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and a beautiful ambiance. Excellent service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Everything we ordered— kale fritters, Brussels sprouts, Chennai chicken, Seekh kabobs, bhindi masala, chicken biryani, afghani dumplings and Karachi cheesecake was absolutely outstanding. And our server, Parker was wonderful. Every detail from the cutlery, plates and serving dishes were superb.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    As a huge fan of South Asian cuisine, I was excited to learn about a new restaurant offering an elevated experience from a Michelin recognized chef. I came on Valentine's night with myself and my partner. Food: 3.5 Stars Service: 3 Stars Ambiance: 3.5 Stars Food: The flavors will be familiar to those who are familiar with Indian cuisine. Overall, the food was prepared well but failed to be delicious. - The chicken in the biryani came slightly overcooked. The overall flavor of the dish lacked depth: 3 stars. - The lamb in the Aloo Gosht was chewy while the potatoes lacked flavor. The sauce was unbalanced and tasted very heavy: 2.5 stars. The Garlic Naan tasted plain with a soggier texture than expected: 2.5 stars. - The Plain Rice was perfect: 5 stars. - The mango lassi was excellent, albeit expensive considering the small portion: 4 stars. Service: Although the staff was very friendly, we felt we weren't well attended to throughout our meal. On multiple occasions, the waiter seemed to ignore our table while we were being obvious in flagging him down. More than once, we had to wait minutes on water after struggling to flag waiters for our empty cups. Ambiance: The decor is pleasant and classy. However, the large dining room is left very open and feels more like a high-end cafeteria rather than an upscale restaurant. I left feeling disappointed with the food, ambiance, and service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is great! The restaurant was out of most of their popular items in main course & desserts. The kale fritters was good but lamp shops were under cooked. Seekh kabab was ok.

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  26. JonL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. I especially recommend it for a special occasion or date.

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  27. SM84

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brand new halal restaurant- beautiful, chic decor with delicious food and impeccable service. Our waiter Costa was so sweet and attentive, as was the rest of the staff. Food took some time to come out (they recently opened) but it was worth the wait. Mantu, nihari, biryani, and shrimp curry were so flavorful with the perfect amount of spice. The chocolate cake was decadent and the perfect serving size- Chef Francis knows his desserts. We can’t wait to come back with family and friends!

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  28. MimiB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality ingredients. The quality and attention to detail is worth every penny.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what a Gem.. Can’t wait to go back and try some of the other items.

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  30. DandyD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff, and beautiful interior- a fantastic dining experience overall!

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  31. ImranS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food should be bit spicy. Sunset drink was too sweet.

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  32. FarooqM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    As with any new restaurant, service will be poor...our waitress was almost nonexistent. Food was great, except for the Nihari which was bathed in salt. One waiter (tall white male) had no business waiting... as he couldn't pronounce the menu items. It was excruciatingly painful to hear him talk. Restaurant is gorgeous. Because of its location, I hope it survives... it will be difficult. A female Indian hostess was the BEST part of Shor. She went around talking to most of the guests. This was something Khan Saab lacked and it still does. If other Desi restaurants have no problems finding servers that speak the language, why does Shor? Or Khan Saab? I'll go back certainly. Food is great.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of Shor! Chef Mookhi and the entire Staff are just wonderful people with a splendid vision! The food was excellent. Every bite was better than the last! I’m definitely coming back again and again!!!!

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FAQs

Shor is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Shor

12155 E Carson St, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    La Palma
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Pakistani, Afghan, Indian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Chef Imran "Ali" Mookhi
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (562) 202-9274
  • Private party facilities
    Our unique dining experiences accommodate 12 guests in our private dining room as well as an immersive experience at our semi-private chef's table. We invite you to explore our a la carte menu or opt for a prix-fixe menu personalized to you and your guests!Book your next special event by emailing us: info@shorbazaarla.com*Dining minimums do apply
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