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Shin La

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Asian, Korean, Sushi
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 16
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  • 0
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Old standby never fails

Rainy nights in Brattleboro are perfect for a visit to Shin La. I've been eating here since the 80's and while service levels go up and down, the food is consistently delicious and made with care. Dining with no children recently we devoured the shrimp dumplings, the vegetable tempura, and a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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270 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This place was a total failure are far as the food is concerned. My beef dish was tough, over cooked, and tasteless. The rice was cold and served in a lump. My wife's chicken fried rice was terrible. But, the beer was cold. However, they short poured the wine. The service was OK and the place was as nice as... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Rainy nights in Brattleboro are perfect for a visit to Shin La. I've been eating here since the 80's and while service levels go up and down, the food is consistently delicious and made with care. Dining with no children recently we devoured the shrimp dumplings, the vegetable tempura, and a few other apps. We then demolished a few plates... More 

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Thank selectorD
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Shin La is our absolute favorite restaurant in Brattleboro. The food is excellent, and Mrs. Kim and her staff are welcoming and friendly. I've been eating here regularly for more than 20 years. It's the best!

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Thank Sheila H
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

When I lived in Brattleboro, Shin La's was always a "go to" place. The owners have been a part of our town and even remember you when it's been a few years in between visits! Perched on the hill of Main Street, I always take the same window seat so I can observe my changing town incognito-style. Sushi is fresh... More 

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3 Thank Chrys P
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Peter H
Putney, Vermont
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Saphara
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Urban-cyclist
Ashford, Connecticut
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Thank Sanandanna
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Dave T
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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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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, Sushi
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?