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57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-5226
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Ranked #37 of 95 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Ashford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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Brattleboro, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have been to Shin La close to 10 times now and plan to keep going back. I live in NH and this place is definitely worth the drive over the border. The food is authentic Korean food. They make Japanese too. It is all made at the restaurant, unlike a number of other places I've been to. Good portions... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I decided to ignore the negative reviews and see for myself. I am filled with regret and a bad taste in my mouth. The food was sub-par, and not exactly what we ordered. The restaurant was sparsely occupied yet my food took more than a reasonable length of time to arrive - at least 60 minutes - and was certainly... More 

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Esther K, Guest Relations Manager at Shin La, responded to this review

Dear Jon, I am curious when you came to visit us. None of our tables during a "sparsely occupied" time have ever waited one hour for their meals. With just a few tables, meals will never take longer than 15 minutes to complete. Unless our waitstaff and chefs stepped out for hour-long, full-body massages, that simply would not happen :)... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went on a Saturday night, got seated right away, waitress took our order quickly. She dropped off one salad and water shortly afterwards, then we waited 90 minutes for the rest of our food, which was simply an appetizer and sushi. They got our sushi order wrong, but we ate it anyway. There was no apology or explanation. The food... More 

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Esther K, Guest Relations Manager at Shin La, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, It seems you dined with us on a very busy Saturday night. Please accept my sincerest apologies for your experience. I am happy to hear that your server was attentive and timely. Unfortunately, on unexpectedly busy nights we are unable to serve food in a normal time frame. Each table's order takes about 15-20 minutes to prepare and... More 

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Additional Information about Shin La

Address: 57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone Number: 802-257-5226
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian

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