Shangri-La Vegan's second location. Serves organic vegan food. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Macrobiotic, Asian, Fusion
1045 San Pablo Ave
Albany, California 94706

Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible


First Review by Sarah_
  • vegetarian

One of our favorite restaurants

5 Posted on 08 / 02 / 2014

Delicious organic vegan food. They serve a full or medium meal that comes with soup and tea. The medium is usually enough for me. The menu changes, but a sample meal would be split pea/carrot/spinach soup, brown rice, sauteed cabbage and other veggies, beans of some sort, collard greens and a mixed salad. They have nice dressings and sauces. There is also the simple meal option that usually has brown rice, black eye peas, steamed veggies and collard greens.

Pros: Delicious!, organic, fully vegan restaurant
Cons: limited selection
  • vegan

Best vegan restaurant in Bay Area!

5 Posted on 09 / 27 / 2013

This place is amazing, particularly if you are health conscious and/or have a sensitivity to gluten. All organic ingredients, all gluten-free, and no processed, fried, or sugary foods. They also have a "simple meal" menu option with no oil or salt, just the delicious flavors of the carefully prepared legumes, green and root vegetables, and brown rice. Best and healthiest vegan restaurant in the Bay Area.

Pros: inexpensive, organic, gluten-free
Cons: none
  • vegan

Delicious & macrobiotic (vegan)

5 Posted on 11 / 30 / 2011

Potala is an incredibly beautiful food-as-art-form place. I always thought macrobiotic would be dull (I'm paying how much for beans and a pickle?) until I wound up on a trip to Paris eating at a couple of astoundingly good macrobiotic places. So that won me over. And Potala is as good as any place I ate in Paris - the food is both down-to-earth and exquisite.

You can get a full plate of food for $13.95 (it's worth a little extra!), a smaller plate for $11.95, or a simple plate for $8.95. It's always the food of the day, something different every time...a set of dishes arranged to go together perfectly. It doesn't really describe it to say that we had mung bean veggie with tahini soup, followed by a plate composed of a little mound of some kind of tender quinoa with carrots and parsley that had been cooked in a broth and surrounded by piles of a melting slowly cooked vegetable medley (broccoli, carrots, burdock, cauliflower), some kind of weirdly divine kidney bean in sauce, steamed collard greens in a luscious basil parsley sauce, a little bit of some kind of pickle, and a mixed green salad with "vinegar dressing." Then a little pudding-like thing of yam and carrot that was quite good too.

This place is a winner!

Pros: Kind waitstaff, delicious food, feel great afterward


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Last updated: 2013/12/16


Added: 2011/11/22


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