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Shangri-La Chinese Vegetarian

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2026 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1716
(415) 731-2548
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must and right place for vegetarian diners who love Chinese food (but miss out Chinese food due to limited choices in most of the restaurants). Innovative food preparation and delicious food. Cozy ambiance, good service and reasonable prices.

Thank rv0106
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of seven enjoyed a delicious lunch here. All the food was freshly cooked to order. This is a simple restaurant with welcoming helpful staff. As meat eaters, we found it difficult to believe that the various very tasty dishes were vegetarian.

Thank Anne87London
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It was late, they were closing (9pm) but they let us hungry tourists in which was very kind. We ordered quickly from a wide ranging but what we selected was pretty good. The service was friendly. Our main complaint is that many of the options were meat substitutes. To our purist palette this is a shame. We are vegetarians not... More 

Thank BathNick
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Excellent food - we had crispy fried tofu, Mongolian beef and some kind of sweet and source walnut dish whose name I forgot. Food was great, service was fast, prices more than reasonable. Got complimentary tea and cabbage salad.

1 Thank danielcohn3736
Munich, Germany
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193 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This has been probably one of my top 10 vegetarian restaurants I've been to. The food tastes outstanding and the meat imitations taste extremely realistic. The prices are fair and without doubt, the staff is extremely friendly. Two thumbs up, especially when you like vegetarian food!

Thank ua917
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

A family business, keeping it all very real and down to earth. Dishes are tasty and original. Take their word for it when they say a dish is spicy ;)

Thank Taniman
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I have eatten at so many Chinese restaurants that I am convinced I was Chinese in another life. I had two foreign exchange students visiting from Israel and the Netherlands. It did not take long to find a kosher chinese restaurant. The mixed veggie fried rice was spectacular. I cannot believe I am writing a review on rice but that... More 

1 Thank CaitlynsMom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty, quiet and cheap kosher vegetarian restaurant. The owners are extremely sweet. Worth the detour! Spicy dishes are really spicy :)

1 Thank Elad I
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Coming from the east coast we see our fair share of Chinese restaurants and kosher restaurants. We also have a few vegetarian restaurants near us. This is the first I have seen them combined, it was exciting. The tofu was excellent, the vegetables were tasty and well prepared. We enjoyed asking the staff questions about the menu and they were... More 

1 Thank Jonathan G
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Extensive menu.Well prepared vegan Chinese food.consistently good and tasty.Attentive courteous and friendly service.A San Francisco favorite for many years.Never disappoints.

Thank Theodore S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighborhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: (415) 731-2548

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