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Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel

1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E0A8, Canada
6046613353
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Ranked #485 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $29 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Thurlow Street
Description: Embracing our Shangri-La heritage with a modern interpretation, Xi Shi is a lounge with distinct personality that expands street-side to embrace the summer.Enchanting cocktail waitresses wearing traditional, hand tailored cheongsams from Shanghai emulate the legendary beauty, Xi Shi, the ancient Chinese Goddess of the Lotus Blossom. The classic bartender, passionate about flavor, mixes creative cocktails to delight the palate.During the week, Xi Shi is an ideal spot to have a casual business meeting or enjoy a relaxed lunch. On the weekends, a traditional afternoon tea set on our famous Blue Willow China is enhanced with classical piano. In the evenings, re-energize and socialize in an intimate setting with interesting live music, innovative evening snacks and inspired cocktails.Open from 11:30am to 1am everyday (Seasonal Patio from 11:30am to 11pm)Hours:11:30am to 5pm - Traditional Afternoon Tea, live classical piano 11:30am to 11:00pm - Inspired food selection and creative cocktails Offering live entertainment 7 days a week - Lobby Level Monday & Tuesdays: 5 to 7pmWednesday: 5 to 7pm & 8 to 12amThursdays: 5 to 7pm & 8:30 to 11:30pmFridays: 5 to 7pm, & 8:30 to 11:30pmSaturdays: 1:30 to 4:30pm & 9pm to 1amSundays: 1:30 to 4:30pmContact us for further information on this evenings entertainers.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to celebrate my 40th birthday at The Shangri-La Vancouver for afternoon tea, it was so nice and elegant. There was a live piano playing and at the end of the tea they played Happy Birthday and brought me out a special cake. Going the extra mile is what you can expect from The Shangri-La, it's one of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is such a great place to have high tea! You can sit and enjoy fantastic service and delicious tea and a tower of treats.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Three tiers of perfectly wonderful delicacies topped off with the most delicious tea choices! I chose 'Rose French Vanilla' tea which was to die for! Although all the food was delicious, my highlight was the fresh and flaky scones with clotted cream and homemade jam. We took a friend out to celebrate a birthday and it was a very special... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The setting is lovely and perfect for a nice afternoon enjoying High Tea. The resident piano Player is there Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. His music is superb, playing a lively variety of old and new tunes. Charming!! The server could have been a bit more attentive. The scones were not as nice as they have been on other visits.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kinda disappointed when we got seated on a high chair table which was so uncomfortable! Me and my friends ordered the same tea and they just gave us a super huge heavy tea pot that we cld barely able to lift it. Lol imagine u are cooking with 5 qt cast iron at home. This is seriously super heavy! Staff... More

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Kari K, General Manager at Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Vicky G, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and sharing your thoughts with us. I sincerely apologise that you were uncomfortable in the high table that you were seated at, and that you were given a large heavy pot to share between you and your guest. I can assure you we take pride in delivering... More

Helena, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My brother-in-law and I ate the sushi and both of us got very sick the next day. He later said he felt he detected a slightly off taste. No more sushi for me.

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Kari K, General Manager at Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GlennaWOO, Thank you for letting us know that you were not feeling well following your visit to Xi Shi Lounge. I assure you we have a rigorous food safety management system in place which controls all the critical control points of our food & beverage operation relating to food receipt, storage, production, and serving of meals. Please share your... More

Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The lounge is beautiful, but that's the only positive thing at the Xi Shi for our High Tea. The service was mediocre to poor, let's just say nonattentive. When you have tea, you expect the tea to be hot, not luke warm. The waitress took my teapot and cup and return with a dirty cup, gross! The selection and variety... More

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Kari K, General Manager at Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ssfw123, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and sharing your thoughts with us. I sincerely apologise that your tea cup was returned dirty to you and that you found our selection and variety of food limited. I will be sure to follow up with our team to review how we can improve the service which... More

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great little tea lounge in of course one of the luxury hotels in Vancouver. I had high tea here with my girlfriend on a Monday afternoon. Our reservation was at 1215 and it was not very busy. There were a 4 other parties at the same time. The food and tea were great, my only comment is to the service.... More

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Kari K, General Manager at Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, responded to this review

Dear iyeh, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for sharing your thoughts with us. I apologize if we fell short of your expectations in terms of the food quality, the service you received as well as the Manager not resolving the situation on the spot. I can assure you we take pride in delivering a... More

Vancouver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The service was awful. The server's had a hard time speaking and understanding English. We reserved a table for 4 where 2 of us ordered from the afternoon tea menu, and other two ordered off the lunch menu and for some reason they did not bring the food and afternoon tea tiers at the same time. It was literally, 15... More

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Kari K, General Manager at Xi Shi Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mg86604, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for sharing your thoughts with us. I apologise if we fell short of your expectations in terms of the miss-communication regarding your sister's nut allergy and the service you received. I can assure you we take pride in delivering a great culinary and service experience to our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am not one to "suck up" to any establishment in hopes of incurring favourable treatment upon my next visit. It's not my style. So allow me to be blunt. If you are looking for a place to entertain business clients, visiting relatives or friends, then Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver's Lobby Lounge; Xi Shi, should be short listed as a place... More

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