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3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1353
716 837-2326
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great romantic spot. The food is delicious. They seem to have something for everyone. Fresh gourmet tasting. Not overpriced at all if you consider how much you spend at mediocre places, even chain places. Everything's expensive so I only bother going to places where the food is awesome.

Thank Debk6335
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We used to go here frequently for their Mac and cheese, oysters, meatloaf among other dishes. We brought some friends here awhile ago and felt really rushed by our server. Decided to give it another try recently and it happened again. Our server brought out our apps while we were still enjoying our soup. This is not what I would've... More 

Thank Seawoman224
Buffalo, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is not authentic creole food. The food has no flavor. If you have eaten real gumbo and jumbalaya you will be insulted. I was so disappointed.

Thank showe2016
Western NY
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

While waiting for a National Theatre Live performance at the Amherst Theater, we stopped here for a beverage... and stayed! The facade hides a wonderful establishment. The wine selection is great and the beers, both on tap and in bottle, are just as diverse and enjoyable. The menu is a culinary delight. The mixture of selections, ingredients, and suggestions make... More 

Thank Jack_Plum
Buffalo, New York
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

New Orleans style food is something you rarely find in Buffalo. The menu is small but has something for everyone. I enjoyed my salad and entree and the bread with dipping oil was a nice touch. I had no complaints. The service was excellent too. I would recommend making a reservation because Shango Bistro is rather small.

Thank Jessica H
Lackawanna, New York
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We haven't been here in several years and it was as good as I remembered. We started off with an app special oyster tacos delicious. The fried chicken and grits was great , husband had a fish special and also tried steak Poboy.everything was fresh and delicious, even the bread and oil they leave on table. Lol

Thank DrDEbDDS1964
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

So I've been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now because of all the great reviews it has been getting. The four of us arrived without a reservation and was told there would be about a 30 minute wait. The restaurant wasn't crowded and there were two other people ahead of us who also had not made reservations. So... More 

Thank bingham905
niagara falls
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My wife and I had been hearing about Shango's Restaurant for awhile and thought we would give it a go for our 33rd anniversary. Had a most wonderful evening taking in the wonderful atmosphere of this quaint place. Our server Rebecca was a gem. She checked on us often to see if we needed anything. We appreciated that. Our busboy,... More 

Thank largar
East Amherst NY
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The brunch menu was rather limited and we did not really like anything we ordered.The french fries come frozen the biscuits are not home made,We had eggs and potato pancakes and my husband had also lox.The potato pancakes were not good these were sweet potato pancakes.The eggs were strange and nothing else came with it.I also have to mention that... More 

Thank tita955
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I went to Shango with a group from work, and we had a terrific time. The wine list was excellent, and the food was wonderful. This would be a nice place for a romantic dinner, too.

Thank Heidi014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3260 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214-1353
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716 837-2326
Inspired by the soulful cuisine of New Orleans, Shango Bistro and Wine Bar strives to awaken the senses through Chef Jim Guarino’s culinary creations, a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list 170 bottles strong, and our eclectic, carefully hand-selected beer menu. Shango embodies the spirit of a true neighborhood bistro — offering a light, fun atmosphere paired with serious food and drink.

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