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149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478-3639
+1 617-489-1488
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My husband and Inage there for the first time last night and it was terrible. We ordered boneless spareribs which didn't have any flavor. The duck sauce wasn't even good. We both requested that our meals be totally garlic free. But our Gemeral Gao's chicken came loaded with garlic The server took it back and took it off our bill... More 

Thank Linda T
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a small'ish restaurant with excellent Chinese food and great dim sum (there's often a line out the door on Sunday mornings!). It's all good, but I especially love the green beans, which are incredibly tasty!

Thank Arlyn R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I never thought I liked Chinese cuisine until I had take out from Shangri-La. Their food made me realize that I just hadn't had good food until then. Everything on their menu is authentic and delicious. They have become my go to place now and I always look forward to getting their food.

Thank John D
Boston, MA
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135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

As I am able to do take out, I am willing to keep telling people about this place. It really is the best, authentic Chinese food around. Better than anything in Chinatown. If at all possible, go during the week / during the day. We have never had the dim sum as the line is always too long. I was... More 

Thank shildon
Belmont, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have been going to Shangri-la for over 4 years and never been disappointed with the quality of the food. Most of the times the place is frequented by mostly other Asians, so they definitely know where excellent Chinese food can be had. There are so many options available that its hard to order especially when I see dishes being... More 

Thank Vision101
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

In Belmont not far from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Shangri-la offers incredibly authentic, fresh and tasty dim sum selections. We absolutely loved our meal. If visiting from out of town, you will love the views of Boston from Mountain Avenue in Mount Auburn Cemetery. We look forward to returning to dine at Shangri-la.

Thank Bill H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Finished after-school tutoring for my son and was looking for somewhere close by for dinner and stumbled onto Shangri-La. We ordered the fish and bean curd, prawn and scallop and the mixed fried rice with pork. Having lived in Taiwan, we have high expectations of Chinese cuisine and were very impressed. Service was friendly and snappy and the portions were... More 

Thank Tanuja S
Belmont, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

You do not need to go to Chinatown for great Chinese food! Shangri-La was recommended to me years ago by a Chinese friend living in Boston. Delicious food - particularly love the Taiwanese spicy diced chicken with peanuts. Also the spicy green beans and all the tofu dishes. Never had a dish I didn't like. It is a small super... More 

1 Thank Carolyn B
Belmont, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here 10 times and it's always superb! The lunch during the week is the best value in Boston – – eight dollars for a three course lunch! The dim sum people stand in line for on the weekends!

1 Thank Eric L
Belmont, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The food is good and excellent. I have passed this restaurant many times and peeked through the windows to find that it was filled with Asians. Always a good indication so I decided to try it with some friends. I was not disappointed. The decor is minimalist which is fine since it's the food that makes this place so popular.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478-3639
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: +1 617-489-1488

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