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2026 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 731-2548
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11:30 am - 8:45 pm
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Order carefully and you'll be fine

Our first meal was pretty disappointing but I am glad to say the 2nd and 3rd were very good. Recommended: Sweet/sour pork, Mongolian beef, veggie duck hot plate, sweet/sour walnuts, beef and broccoli, crispy noodles and vegetables, fried banana, rice peal (?) dessert. Not recommended: "fragrant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our first meal was pretty disappointing but I am glad to say the 2nd and 3rd were very good. Recommended: Sweet/sour pork, Mongolian beef, veggie duck hot plate, sweet/sour walnuts, beef and broccoli, crispy noodles and vegetables, fried banana, rice peal (?) dessert. Not recommended: "fragrant chicken." If you don't want spicy, make sure you tell them! Lunch specials are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I moved to San Francisco from the East Coast 19 years ago at the age of 22, and have been a vegetarian since I was 4. Living on the West Coast, it's easy to take for granted all of the amazing food out here. I've watched restaurants come and go, but have always come back to Shrangi-La; it's almost like... More 

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Ma'ale Adumim
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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

yum yum yum! The best tempura and a huge choice of vegetarian/vegan dishes. The people there are also the nicest, caring staff who make you feel at home and comfortable. That it's kosher too is an added bonus! Try the fried bananas at the end for a decadent treat. The prices are great..you can get a few dishes without ruining... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I keep kosher and am also very into vegan food so this was perfect. My mom and I started with spring rolls, which were great. I ordered the tofu balls with broccoli and my mom got the sweet and sour spare ribs and they were both delicious! The sauce really added to it as well. Although a small, "dated" place,... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were visiting San Francisco today and found the Shangri-La by searching online for a vegetarian Chinese restaurant. We were given wonderful and fast service and the food was delicious!! We will definitely come back when we visit the city again!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been a regular customer to this great restaurant for the last 20 years. I was living 'round the block and ordered several times a week. I was mostly vegetarian (no red meat) still eating some fish, eggs, etc. I always like their food and the large selection on their menu. For the last few years I have moved away... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Awesome family restaurant. All Vegan/Vegetarian/Kosher, even voted best Kosher food in SF!!!! The food is great and very affordable, any entree will serve 2 people. I will say that Veggie Heaven in Teaneck, NJ is better, but this was good. I would avoid any of the "beef" items, as Seitan does not do beef well. The Hot and Sour soup... More 

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San Francisco, California
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126 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Charming little restaurant run by a husband and wife. Decor is definitely dated, but don't let this put you off. Food is excellent and fresh. The service is warm and friendly. Obviously this is a vegetarian restaurant, but the selection of food is amazing and there is something for everyone.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

not expensive, big choice of dishes, wonderful choice for families with children. very good choice for jews who need kosher restaurant ( not too many in san francisco)

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San Francisco, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Shangri-La is a cozy Chinese Buddhist restaurant on Irving Street that serves consistently good veg food at good prices. This small, informal restaurant has excellent hot-and-sour soup as well as delicious dumplings and tasty twice-fried tofu. The cold noodles are also really good. Not everything here is great, but enough of it is good. Also, for those who may be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2026 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighborhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: (415) 731-2548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese, American, Vegetarian, Kosher
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm

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