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$23 - $55
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Asian, Grill, Cafe
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Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed November 25, 2019

After reading the reviews, I went just to check the place. The manager on duty was very helpful...showing the array of food on offer. Decided to try it....was not disappointed. One of the best Shangri-la places to eat for a buffet and I have ate...at many. Manager was hard working in making sure all was good. Good service from other staff. Maybe things have changed for the better. Would not hesitate in returning!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

The food at iCafe at ShangriLa Dalian is overall poor. The best thing is pizza or noodles. The Chinese food is not good. The staff is too relaxed. The barbecue is ok.. and hotpot is fine (when they have it), but there are much better...options just across the street. Horrible wine selection. Walk a block or two and you’ll find MUCH better options.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the Shangri La and breakfast was included. Good spread though maybe not as extensive as many others in the chain. As a westerner I could still find a decent breakfast. Free wifi for all. Nice ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

Honestly, I've been to so many restaurant buffets in Dalian and XiangGe LiLa Buffet is so average. If you want a good buffet, go to the Hilton that just opened two years ago. This Buffet is extremely overpriced and it's so average because you could...get really amazing and delicious food outside.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Arrival at The Hotel just 20 minutes from the City Airport Formalities are Sincere to Make you feel at home from the Door Ladies to Bell Hop This Lobby Team are unbeatable if its Directions or Nightlife and Taxis The Lounge Beckons with the string...quartet and Yet The Race for a Good Seat at the Downstairs Bar I was pre armed with the Knowledge the F2 Bar has some exiting Musical Talents with overseas Band I was not disappointed Was a Great Friday Night. and on the Saturday the Japanese Dinner I was Spoiled with selection and Service. I was dreaming the Tastes of the Shangri La For weeks after !!!More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed June 13, 2015

Not been to buffet for a while and will be sometime before I return, questionable International buffet, food quality not good. This restaurant would have been so busy a few years ago, now you can sit where you want. I doubt it would have made...any profit the Saturday night we went since there were never more than a dozen people in restaurant. If you stay long enough you get to eat with hotel staff who started sitting down an hour before restaurant closed. A wonderful 3 star experience.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great selection and great tasting food. The buffet offers a selection of Western and Asian food from mild to spicy, so most palettes can be satisfied.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have been to the restaurant at the Shangri La a few times in our quest for a decent brunch in Dalian. Very good buffet brunch with a range of both Western and Asian food. We've always found the staff friendly and helpful, and most...speak good English, although it helps if you speak some Chinese. They will make you a fresh juice with any combination you request, they have espresso coffee (you have to request it), lots of fresh fruit, pastries, and they'll make eggs any style. I'm vegetarian and gluten free, and I always find enough to eat here. It is quite expensive if you're paying full price (around 180RMB per person), but it's the best hotel buffet breakfast that we've found in two years living in Dalian. Brunch finishes at 10:30am.More

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Food was good but portions were child-sized. Went home hungry. Expected the staff to have better english, too. "Washroom" was out of there vocabulary.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Breakfast at main restaurant was the usual extensive selection but have had better at other Shangri-La hotels. Lunch was a good selection of foods. The main Chinese restaurant in hotel was average & didn't appear to show-case enough of the local Dalian seafood selection compared...to other restaurants in the city, possibly trying to appeal to broader market.More

Date of visit: September 2013
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iCafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3