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Shin La

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57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3257
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relaxed, family run restaurant, that is affordable, and has authentic Korean food. I like their many freshly made vegetarian options.

Thank Caring T
Colrain, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the family owned Korean restaurant Shin La for decades, but have NOT been lately. Although the menu has expanded and changed a bit since our last visit, it is good to know that the food is still excellent! We tried the Teriyaki Tofu for the first time and it was superb. For old time's sake,... More 

Thank 80FoodLover104
Westminster, Vermont
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I've been going to Shin La for 20 yrs., my husband even longer. The Korean food is made by a Korean woman and her staff. The quality has never changed, always excellent! The soups have a healing effect, specially in the Winter. The appetizers are great; Yakimando (dumplings), Steamed Tofu, or Edamame (salted green soybeans) to name a few. Traditional,... More 

Thank Ravendale9
Potomac, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Very very good authentic Korean food!...Try the dumplings any of their soups, their noodles dishes are great and so is the sushi.

Thank Luis B
Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Unusual for a small town in Vermont to have a Korean restaurant. For 30 years this family has run this business. I think it is genuine. I know it is delicious. The hot noodle soup makes me swoon. I have heard rumors they may be thinking of retirement. I will be truly sad if this place is no longer with... More 

1 Thank Willinvt
Brattleboro, Vermont
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Best place in town to grab a saki and some sushi. Good service, authentic food, mellow atmosphere. Try the bento box.

Thank Ryan-in-VT
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Whether you want Korean food or sushi, this is the place to go. I love trying something different every time I go and have not been disappointed.

Thank vthalfwit
Vermont, USA
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328 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

This restaurant in the center of Brattleboro has an extensive menu of Korean food, plus a wide variety of sushi. The service can sometimes be slow, but the food never disappoints.

Thank VermontTeacher44
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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329 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Russ H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Korean, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3257
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-257-5226

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