Soups, salads, vegetarian entrees, baked goods, and beverages. All-you-can-eat buffet lunch on weekends. See web for daily menu. Previously named Manzanita. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, American, Asian, Macrobiotic, Raw, Buffet, Catering
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Reviews

First Review by linda knight
earthville
earthville
  • vegan
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+748

Compassionate dining

5 Posted on 08 / 28 / 2014

Shangri-la is certainly one of the healthiest places to eat in the Bay Area, offering homestyle, organic, vegan eats in a warmly casual setting. It's a bit like eating a meal at a friend's house, if that friend is a creative and health-conscious cook.

We very much appreciate that they make a point of serving organic food.

Pros: Organic, all vegan, warm service
taysic
taysic
  • vegan
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+20

Macrobiotic heaven

5 Posted on 04 / 28 / 2014

Other than an incredible macrobiotic restaurant I've once been to in Zagreb, this was by far the most amazing macro experience I've had.

The flavors are just scrumptious and rich and yet the dishes are delightfully simple. Probably the best part for me is that it is so filling and leaves you really feeling nourished. The atmosphere is just lovely and the customer service is great..!

Pros: delicious, simple, flavorful
FoodAndLoathing
FoodAndLoathing
  • vegan
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+174

Good food for good people

5 Posted on 04 / 18 / 2013

I was very impressed with how delicious the simple fare is at Shangri-La. This style of cooking, to me, really seems the most ideal. I've only eaten there once so far (I uploaded 2 pictures above), but this style of highly-flavorful grains, greens, and beans just feels really right to me. Like, this is how the world should eat, almost always. Not extravagant, but joyful and satisfying and, truly, quite tasty.

As others have written, there are not multiple menu options, just a large or a small order of what they're making that day, which, again, seems like the most real, holistic way to do food.

The large order came with a very decent-sized bowl of soup and my dining companion told me that, as per following a Buddhist sensibility, they combine all the leftover food from the day before to make today's soup. The soup was transcendent. Really, a very excellent soup, and it has inspired ME to use leftovers to make soup as well. It's actually awakened in me an exciting new cooking method.

Definitely check this place out. It's not about ambiance, or creating some phony Eastern vibe. It's true food -- caring and egalitarian and well-practiced and simply delicious.



TKoch
TKoch
  • vegan
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+62

Food was really good

4 Posted on 03 / 03 / 2013

We went to this location for lunch on Sat. March 2. The neighborhood is pretty bad, but we expected it due to earlier reviews. The gal who seated and served us was very attentive and polite. Don't expect ambiance, as there isn't any. It feels like a dining hall. That said, the only reason to go out to eat is the food. Here they shine. We had the regular sized plates, which were more than I could eat, though my husband and teenage daughter finished theirs. The mung bean soup was good, reminiscent of lentil. The plate had five items piled on it. Kale steamed with a shitake leek sauce, black eyed peas with cumin and onions, curried mixed vegetables, spring mix salad with a fabulous dressing and brown rice. The large plate must be enormous, as the regular size was served on a 10" plate. Water and a hot tea are offered complimentary for beverages. The vegan dark chocolate cookie was really good, pass on the two fruit filled options. We will be making the trip here again soon.

Pros: Great food, Nice staff, Good value with large portions
Cons: Location, Atmosphere, No other beverages offered
veganvic
veganvic
  • vegan
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+20

delicious

5 Posted on 09 / 19 / 2011

shangri- la here in sunny Oakland ca wonderful and wholesome food taking it back to the purist vegan cuisine
no meat analogues. Its a very pleasant restaurant and peaceful. prix fixe menu the menu changes daily go on line and check out what is being served for that day its definitely worth it.

Pros: excellent food , healthy food, spirtual food
CeeDee
CeeDee
  • vegan
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+73

Amazingly wonderful

5 Posted on 05 / 24 / 2010

Manzanita is amazingly wonderful. The food is fresh, delicious, and healthy; what more could you want?!

Pros: organic, lovingly prepared, delicious
Cons: limited menu
derenberg
derenberg
  • vegan
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+20

I love this place

5 Posted on 02 / 17 / 2010

There's nothing fancy about Manzanita, but if you want delicious, healthy food in a peaceful atmosphere, this is the place. The menu isn't extensive - each day, there is a meal made up of multiple offerings (usually soup, greens, grains and beans) that you can order "moderate" or "large" sized, or you can choose the lighter plate, which is a lighter meal with less oil. Everything tastes great and feels so healthy, so you can easily justify one of the vegan baked treats for dessert!

Pros: Healthy, Peaceful, Delicious
Cons: Not a lot of variety, No alcoholic beverages
rockcita
rockcita
  • vegan
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+118

great macrobiotic food

4 Posted on 11 / 05 / 2009

The neighborhood isn't exactly the greatest, but don't let that keep you from experiencing Manzanita. They offer a set meal which comes in two sizes plus a "simple meal", which has neither oil nor spices and is the smallest. The set meal includes soup (always delicious) and a plate with usually 5 items which change daily. Example of items: a brown rice dish, mixed green salad, hot mixed veggie dishes. Also included is hot tea. The place seats around 50 and is clean and simplistic. Big meal is $13, smaller one is $11, and the simple meal is $9. Its all very tasty and you'll feel like you've done your body and soul and real favor. There's cookies for sale in a case at the checkout counter - four varieties and all good.

Pros: healthy food, friendly staff, ever changing menu
Cons: scary part of town after dark
linda knight
linda knight
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+10

Flavors Galore

5 Posted on 10 / 01 / 2008

A wonderful restaurant, always sure to dazzle your taste buds. I have never been disappointed by the food here. Lunch on weekdays is my favorite. A MUST go to spot.

Pros: delicious food, healthy, clean
Cons: decor
Guest
Guest

Wonderful!

5 Posted on 02 / 24 / 2008

Just tried this for the first time and have to say it's the most authentic (this naturally being a subjective word) East Bay veggie restaurant experience I've had so far. Kind of minimalist inside, yet a cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff. Lovely, flavorful, local, organic food that has just the right amount of spices and salt. Loved it.



 

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