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149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478-3639
+1 617-489-1488
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank John D
Boston, MA
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124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank shildon
Belmont, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Vision101
Boston, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bill H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Tanuja S
Belmont, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank Eric L
Belmont, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank uky1948
Somerville, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Everything we orderered was fantastic. Staff was gracious and helpful in navigating the dim som menu which is offered on Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for the traditional wonton soup or red spare ribs don't go during dim som NOT OFFERED. No need to go into Chinatown in Boston for dim som. Hidden gem in Belmont. Can't speak... More 

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Thank Todd E
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

My wife, friends and family have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions since we moved to Belmont, MA. When we think of Chinese cuisine this is the venue that comes to mind. We love Chinese cuisine and like to experience other Chinese restaurants and Shangri-la is our benchmark for comparison. The Dim Sum is truly extraordinary.

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Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?