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Shambala

Krizhevnishka ulica 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 31 843 833
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Krizhevnishka ulica 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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11 - 20 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

After reading all the good reviews about the 'fusion restaurant', I was prepared to pay for any overpriced dish on the menu. Upon arrival I was utterly disappointed with the service as well as the food. Two groups of people who arrived about 10 -15...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Was a walk-in on the weekend and came to a practically full restaurant. I was found a seat but informed that the kitchen is backed up and would be at least a 45 minute wait for food. I had time and really wanted to try...More

Thank markoj572
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This was my 15+ time at Shambala, but first time solo. Must say that, the restaurant never disappointed. The food is nicely prepared, presented and savory. The menu changes and if you come here as I do every few months, you can try new things....More

1  Thank MarinVladovic
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A really cozy restaurant with the limited, but excellent, choice of food, focusing on Thai, Vietnamese ... Great ambient and atmosphere.

Thank mit123
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Nothing special, less that I was expecting. Pad Thai was even not good (overcooked, tasteless). Tasteless Vietnamese roles. They are serving really good Pad Thai in some other restaurants in Ljubljana which are even not specialized for Thai food. Really nice ambient, waiter was friendly....More

Thank AT68_LJ
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Firstly those who say 'expensive' perhaps are accustomed to cheap 'European Asian Food' Let me be frank - great fresh asian food, needs fresh ingredients. These cost more. Our lunch was awesome, prawn red curry - delightful, just like in Thailand. Miso soup was a...More

Thank Sherie1408
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We loved this restaurant the food was really good, the decoration, the service was spectacular but it was very expensive.

Thank 123porCris
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I liked : the armospher, the location in the heart of the city, the service, the very friendly waiter. I did not like : the food experience, being used to very good Asian food in big European cities. Even if the prices are ok.

1  Thank Nico L
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The food is good & tasty, the served food is just about right size, but not worth the price. Staff is friendly and prof. It's a slow food restaurant.

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Thank Dragana R
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I know Shambala from Open kitchen events in Ljubljana and there I had always unique and tastefull experience. But going to the restaurant was nothing like it. Food was ok but nothing special, waiters didn't know what they are serving. They didn't know what to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krizhevnishka ulica 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 31 843 833
  • E-mail
Description
Behind a humble, discreet entrance at Križevniška street next to the Križanke theatre, Shambala is a place of harmony. The interior merges the old thick-walled Ljubljana house with a stylish modern interior design, which shows some eastern mystique. The food follows this composition in reverse: It’s essentially Asian, incorporating modern trends and a glimpse of what we are traditionally used to. In short - it’s the eastern promises fulfilled.
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