Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 784 Blossom Hill Rd

    Los Gatos, CA 95032

    Map & Directions
  • 408-358-5020

About Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Food

Food
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I am a transplant from NYC and scouring around for chinese food was a headache in the bay area. We happened on this place "shangri-la" by word of mouth and ordered some dishes which we brought home, though it smelled wonderful in the car

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I am a transplant from NYC and scouring around for chinese food was a headache in the bay area. We happened on this place "shangri-la" by word of mouth and ordered some dishes which we brought home, though it smelled wonderful in the car

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The cuisine is far from the imagined paradise implied by the name. To the contrary, it is the singularly worst Chinese food I have ever eaten, so poor in quality and lacking in taste that I felt prompted to write my first-ever dining review in the hopes of sparing others from wasting their money and appetites. If I could have given this place a fraction of a star, I would have.

Ever since our favorite Chinese restaurant in Los Gatos (Edna Ray) closed down (hopefully only for the time being) due to a strip mall overhaul being done by the landlord, my husband I have been looking for another excellent Chinese restaurant.

We ordered from "Shangri-la" hot and sour soup, mongolian beef, seame chicken and steamed rice. The rice was the most palatable item. The soup was unusually thick and overloaded with vegetables, the abundance of which did nothing to perk up the soup's absolutely flat taste. The mongolian beef was equally flat and the sesame chicken was so hard and crispy that I thought I was chewing on duck feet (dim sum) rather than chicken meat. The meat dishes had a similar underlying taste, as though cooked on the same grill in oils that had been used for multiple other dishes.

The fortune cookie that accompanied my meal was equally sobering, something in the vein of, "Time takes care of grief and loss." Must have been a reference to the loss of Edna Ray.

On the upside, "Shangri-la" a good place to order from if one is on a diet. The food was so bad that I threw most of it in the garbage.

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★☆☆☆☆

The cuisine is far from the imagined paradise implied by the name. To the contrary, it is the singularly worst Chinese food I have ever eaten, so poor in quality and lacking in taste that I felt prompted to write my first-ever dining review in the hopes of sparing others from wasting their money and appetites. If I could have given this place a fraction of a star, I would have.

Ever since our favorite Chinese restaurant in Los Gatos (Edna Ray) closed down (hopefully only for the time being) due to a strip mall overhaul being done by the landlord, my husband I have been looking for another excellent Chinese restaurant.

We ordered from "Shangri-la" hot and sour soup, mongolian beef, seame chicken and steamed rice. The rice was the most palatable item. The soup was unusually thick and overloaded with vegetables, the abundance of which did nothing to perk up the soup's absolutely flat taste. The mongolian beef was equally flat and the sesame chicken was so hard and crispy that I thought I was chewing on duck feet (dim sum) rather than chicken meat. The meat dishes had a similar underlying taste, as though cooked on the same grill in oils that had been used for multiple other dishes.

The fortune cookie that accompanied my meal was equally sobering, something in the vein of, "Time takes care of grief and loss." Must have been a reference to the loss of Edna Ray.

On the upside, "Shangri-la" a good place to order from if one is on a diet. The food was so bad that I threw most of it in the garbage.

Pros: It's close to my house

Cons: It wasn't worth the drive

 

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