Very good food and tea. The people are super friendly, and the whole environment is just nice.
I LOVE this place...the food is totally delish and the they have an amazing tea selection. The staff is very personable and friendly and I would recommend this place to everyone!Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, groovy vibe
I've been here only a handful of times (literally like 5 times total) and every time I've been here it has been an unpleasant experience. The service is always very slow, the food is a bit overpriced and honestly, the owner's business skills with running a restaurant are considerably lacking. I highly suggest hiring a manager that knows the importance of quality customer service, friendly AND attentive service, and how to properly price items to match portion sizing. If this wasn't the only vegetarian restaurant in town, I would never have returned after my second visit (I always give a business a second chance if my first experience wasn't a pleasant one). They would also do well to add a kids menu.Pros: Good Vegetarian and Vegan options, Lots of tea varieties to choose from
Cons: Painfully Slow Service, No Kids Menu, Poor Management
Shangri-La is well worth a visit for vegan, vegetarians and even (gasp) carnivores. I ordered the edamame salad, Asian salad and the hummus appetizer. Being mostly raw, I'm used to BIG portions of food, so ordering and inhaling 2 salads isn't unusual. Portion sizes are a bit small, so don't be bashful about ordering the big size salad. Brian had the yellow tofu potato curry, which he described as the right mix of curry, tofu and greens. Warm wheat tortilla packed with savory ingredients. Highly recommend the Shangri-La.Pros: Menu options, Raw food!, Decent beer, wine and stout tea options
Cons: Portion sizes (order more), Ambience could use some work (but adorable)
The Cheesy Kale Chips (vegan) are excellent! The Edamame Salad is quite good. We asked them to leave off the cheese and add sautéed kale to the Tofu Scramble and it was excellent! For dessert - an amazing Power Pudding!Pros: Excellent food, Nice atmosphere, Many vegan options
Cons: Servers not very attentive (there were only two ta
Overall impression? The food was pretty good but the atmosphere was akin to 'uppity' Boise and the Co-op.
Slow service, though I think that is more in part due to the speed in the kitchen rather than our server.
The overall vibe was unfriendly/unwelcoming. (Something like visiting a coffee bar for the first time and not knowing 'the lingo' while a huffy barista stares at you, waiting for your order. [I'm not saying our server was like this, I'm just trying to explain the vibe in the place.])
The vegan items are clearly marked (thank you!), there isn't much of a raw selection, and there are no vegan desserts (really?!?).
Some of the prices are a little high for what you get.
They are closed on Sunday; not a plus for M-F workers who run errands on Saturday and are looking for somewhere veg to eat.Pros: Large tea selection, Vegan items clearly marked
Cons: Unfriendly atmosphere, Slow service, Small raw selection
Great selection of teas, the service and owner are so nice and helpful. I have never had a bad experience. Sometimes they have live music. The atmosphere is very casual. This is the only option for completely vegetarian/vegan food in Boise. Highly recommended.Pros: Tea service, Knowledgable and friendly service, Local and family owned
Great bubble tea and hot tea, well-seasoned and fresh entrees. Yummy kale chips! But no vegan desserts and EXTREMELY slow kitchen and service, even when the restaurant is empty.Pros: Good entrees, Good tea
Cons: No vegan dessert, Slow service
I just discovered Shangri-la, I went there last Thursday, 30th of Dec. I love the place! The owners were nice and very courteous, laid back personalities. The made sure we had everything we need and if we had any questions they were happy to answer them. The people that were in there were by no means "snooty",i felt comfortable and was able to maintain conversation with the person I went with. A family and their 2 little children came in and weren't treated in any sort of unbecoming way. I am making Shangri-la a regular hang out, cant wait to go and hear some of the music that's played on the little stage!
P.s- the chocolate torte and green tea ice cream is delicious!!!Pros: chill atmosphere, great food, lovely service
I went in the other day with a friend who had never been there. The owner was so brisque and dismissive that we ended up walking out and not eating there. I've eaten there before and the food was just okay, but don't expect a friendly atmosphere where they appreciate your business when you go. In this town that is full of steakhouses and nowhere else to go for exclusively vegetarian foods, they don't seem too appreciative of those that do patronize there which is unfortunate since a plant-based diet is what Boise needs.Pros: Good food
Cons: Bad attitude, Not a big variety of options
Shangri-La is a team house and vegetarian restaurant with very good food and great tea. At the moment, it is the only vegetarian restaurant in Boise. Eat there.
They don't have anything terribly unique, but everything is fresh and tasty. I'd give it five stars if they were nicer to kids.Pros: Vegan options clearly marked on menu, Raw food options available, Great teas
Cons: Not very kid friendly.
This place was all right. The atmosphere was a little too casual for my taste, as the owner spent most of the time chatting with a friend at the bar and not checking with patrons. The prices are reasonable, if you can put up with the snooty regulars.Pros: good prices, wide tea selection
Cons: slow service
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