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Shin La

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Asian, Korean
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57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-5226
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We have been going to the Shin La for years. A family run operation by the Kims who put a part of themselves in every dish. Shin La was the first to offer a serious alternative to the usual

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Peter H
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Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been going to the Shin La for years. A family run operation by the Kims who put a part of themselves in every dish. Shin La was the first to offer a serious alternative to the usual

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Putney, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Also serves Japanese food. Lots of sushi and tofu on the menu. Open 'til 9 pm which pleases some of my friends. Not much on the menu is gluten-free and vegan. Pleasant wait staff.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We come here often, to sit at the booths with copper table tops, and eat the wonderful noodle and rice dishes, be bim bap, jap chae bab, and great spicy tofu stew served in a hot clay pot. With a 22 ounce McNeill's ale, its a great inexpensive meal.

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Ashford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Many restaurants have come and gone in Brattleboro, but Shin La has been here forever. I can always count on genuine Korean dishes with fresh vegetables and great seasonings.

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I would recommend this restaurant, the food and service was excellent. Great menu, offering both Korean and Japanese. I had a Kimchi Stew which was to die for (one of today's specials). Great warm meal on a cool day like today. It was worth the 2 hour ride.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

good food and when mrs. kim cooks ..it is superb!...service has improved over the last year; some variability with other cook but overall very dependable. can be slow when all tables are full.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Shin La is a family-owned-and-operated Korean restaurant which also features an excellent sushi menu. The owners, Taemo and Yi Soon Kim, are constantly there, supervising what seems to be the most excellent and consistent oriental fare available in Brattleboro. If you are not familiar with Korean food, take the opportunity and get to know it here! Yi Soon or one... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just a great place to eat.....casual and good value. You can order spicy or "not too spicy" and Mom, Dad or Grandma cooks your meal.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great food that is worth the price. Their sushi is the best in the area, and their Korean food is as good as any major city. However, it can take a long time to get your food, so be aware if you go when it's busy.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Visited this Korean restaurant twice in one week with consistently good food but irregular service. They must have wait staff issues. Our suggestion is to look in the door and if most every table is full then be prepared to wait to be served. Not the end of the world as the food, when served, is delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-257-5226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?