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Shangri-La Inn

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138 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 (Old Lancaster Avenue)
(610) 668-2100
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite Chinese/Japanese restaurant in Bala Cynwyd. The food is always great, the waitstaff friendly, and lunch specials are incredibly reasonable. Lunch or dinner, take out or eat in, you can't go wrong.

Thank Barry L
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here in a few months and wanted to see if there was improvement back to previous adequate level of cuisine. The answer would be "No." A former B-, this place now an "F" Edemame came out tepid. A chicken dish was just sopping in that greasy peanut oil, chewy meat smothered in onion. Ugh, was up half the... More 

Thank CLF422
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been here in the past and I think the food was a little better than on this visit. The room is nice, but since it is a "combo" Chinese and Japanese restaurant, I think the menu is too extensive to have good quality food. I went for a simple Chinese meal of Boneless Spare Ribs an order of... More 

Thank charlie m
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Classic Chinese and Japanese fare, well prepared. A good place if the rest of your family doesn't eat sushi! Sushi was very good. Polite and attentive service. Save the Habachi for special events.

Thank Mike S
Aix-les-Bains, France
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a comfortable little restaurant,with a wide selection on the menu, but the dishes we tasted were neither good nor bad, just a bit on the bland side.

2 Thank SteveSavatte
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love the miso soup. Sushi is pretty good too, fresh and authentic. Great place for take out and food is ready very quickly.

Thank JuliaSPhiladelphia
New York City, New York
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The sushi was fresh, but the portions seemed really small. The prices felt elevated, like I was at a New York restaurant. We waited five minutes to be seated, even though there were plenty of seats around. And when we got to the table, it wasn't even properly cleaned. There was food detritus on one of the chairs and under... More 

Thank D C
Calgary, Canada
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187 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Excellent Chinese and Japanese restaurant. A favorite place for our family. Excellent service. Large menu. Vegetarian choices. Pleasant atmosphere. Convenient parking.

1 Thank masegall79
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice fusion of Chinese and Japanese. From sushi to hibachi and everything in between. Good food and fast service. A strong recommend.

1 Thank alimentoD
Narberth, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The restaurant is very nice and quiet. We really liked the ambience and the decor is very nice. We had the Hibachi dinner, but they also have a Sushi menu and a "standard" Chinese menu. The Hibachi menu was quite limited, as far as options, but not very expensive. The food was great - better than what you usually get... More 

1 Thank Moolieisenbach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
    (Old Lancaster Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bala Cynwyd
  • Phone Number: (610) 668-2100
Shangri-La Inn specializes in Hibachi (Japanese Teppanyaki Steakhouse), Sushi, and Classic Chinese Cuisine. All have been Voted "Best of the Main Line" several times since 1997. Japanese Teppanyaki—your most entertaining dinner ever! Steaks, Bass, Lobsters, and more are cooked and served tableside by your own Teppanyaki Chef. For all the Sushi Lovers out there, Shangri-La Inn offer an extensive Sushi and Sashimi list along with warm and chilled sake selections from Japan.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?