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Shangri-La

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
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7345 A Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-656-4444
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 10:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place next to my hotel. I was at this place with my family on our D.C. Vacation. My kids are fan of Indian food and decided to try Shangri-la. Butter chicken with garlic Naan was fantastic. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Loved it!!

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Thank Rohan N
Laredo
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is around the corner from the Residence Inn Downtown Bethesda. We had the non vegetarian chef special lunch. The portions were small and we had to order extra rice 🍚 and were charged for it! The food was delicious. The service was so so. Do recommend for a quick quiet lunch. The honey garlic shrimp was tasty but... More 

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Thank TexasAggie77
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food is greaat. The service and the ambiance is very good. The way that the leftover was perfectly packed is increadible.

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Thank mariejosebonhomme
West Point, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Close to my hotel, I tried this after a long day with a client. I like the variety on the menu and the quality of my first meal means I will return to try additional options. It's basically Indian cuisine with a nod to Nepalese. I had the duck appetizer - delish! Garlic naan was nicely prepared, not soggy or... More 

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Thank George C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Bethesda with my sister and decided to go to Shangrila for dinner. I order fish tika (salmon) and my sister order lamb rogan josh. Both entrees were just perfect. We tried their chicken dumpling as appetizer and they were so delicious. Our server was so nice and helpful. Hoping to visit shangrila soon.

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Thank Alisa M
Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very extensive menu and fantastic service gives this restaurant an excellent rating. We ordered the sampler appetizer and got to try some different items that we wouldn't have discovered otherwise. Each entre is served in a little copper hot pot, which was a nice touch and kept the food hot throughout the meal. Coupled with great prices, it's worth a... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I probably eat at more Indian Restaurants than I should and perhaps I have been spoiled by my favorite Indian restaurant in my home town, but at the end of the day, I would rate the Shangri-La as OK but not Fine Indian Cuisine as advertised. The service was prompt and friendly and the place was very clean which is... More 

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Spring, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We bought a Groupon for a family of 4 to have dinner here. We usually go to Indian buffets and enjoy most things but never remember the names of the dishes. The interior was kind of dull but there were several tables occupied. We took our 4,6,10 yr old boys to eat here. They were complaining that there was no... More 

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Thank Jennifer Z
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Our hotel is around the corner so when we walked by looking for something to eat, this place looked perfect as it wasn't too expensive. Greeted & shown to our table. LOVED the garlic naan, seekh kabab & saag paneer. We spent $33 for 2 but well worth it. They also bring out extras to eat on too. They deliver... More 

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Thank Kimber78
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Shangri-La is a modest, almost drab looking place. However, it has a comprehensive menu that is reasonably priced for the expensive downtown Bethesda area. The service was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. I thought the food came out of the kitchen a bit slowly but I suspect it had been prepared to order. All told, a bit of patience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
Monday
11:30 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 10:00
Thursday
11:30 - 10:00
Friday
11:30 - 10:00
Saturday
11:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7345 A Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-4444
Description
In our ideal restaurant classic vegetarian dishes would be made from locally grown organic produce effused with Indian and Nepalese spices. Meats would be cooked high over hot charcoal in a tandoor (a traditional clay oven) allowing fats to drain, thereby lowering their cholesterol content. He would cook with olive oil, make his own yogurt and bake bread as ordered. Shangrila restaurant would serve the simple fresh, organic, flavorfully spiced foods that a mother would cook if she came from New Delhi or Katmandu.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?