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57 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3257
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Westminster, Vermont
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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268 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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318 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank selectorD
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Shin La is our absolute favorite restaurant in Brattleboro. The food is excellent, and Mrs. Kim and her staff are welcoming and friendly. I've been eating here regularly for more than 20 years. It's the best!

Thank Sheila H
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

When I lived in Brattleboro, Shin La's was always a "go to" place. The owners have been a part of our town and even remember you when it's been a few years in between visits! Perched on the hill of Main Street, I always take the same window seat so I can observe my changing town incognito-style. Sushi is fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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?