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The Dining Room at Shangri-La

$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019 (arizona)
+1 310-394-2791
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Clean and well presented. Seating not that comfortable not accessible . Food well presented but limited menu.

Thank Sheila R
San Francisco, CA
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate breakfast several mornings while staying at the Shangri-la. Their dining room is wonderfully retro and the food is excellent. The service is very attentive without being obtrusive: they go out of their way to ensure you have a good meal.

Thank VMBinExile
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Well, we decided to visit this cute hotel dining room for Christmas dinner based on availability and quaint location on the beach. Bottom line....horrible experience. When we arrived the hostess indicated the restaurant was full, and we were on a waiting list. No problem as we were about 5 minutes early. Sent to roof top bar, they declined our ask... More 

Thank Mark D
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

great place for a good meal in santa monica! Interior is a little dark but thanks to candles it's still a warm place! choice of the menue is good and the food exquisite! can recommend the tuna with wasabi mashed patatoes - just fantastic! the place has its prices but it's worth it! check out the rooftop bar prior dinner... More 

Thank Sibylle B
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Note this is for the Annex on the rooftop: Great location to see the sunset. Absolutely beautiful view. Food was very yummy! Sliders were large in size. Hummus try was big enough to share and delicious! Drink options were great, and drinks were made strong. Service was great- lots of people checking in to make sure your ok on food/drink.... More 

Thank JessT388
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Open window views of Palisades Park and the Ocean. Located on Ocean Avenue in the iconic Shangrila Hotel the atmosphere is relaxing and low key. We, always, get the Kobe burgers on a brioche bun with grilled onions and smokey bacon. The fries; crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, make this meal a 10! Great service, too.

Thank James D
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Only a couple blocks away from the busy promenade streets we found this quiet oasis. It was nice to get away from the bustling crowd, we sat next to the large windows over looking the pacific and Santa Monica pier. Their breakfast menu is limited but everything on it is fresh and delicious. I had the breakfast sandwich, my friends... More 

1 Thank Lillian A
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The service was not very good and the meal was average. We had to ask fo a menu and it seemed as if we were bothering the staff. It took a while to get our food and when it arrived the flatbread was so so and the salad was average as well. We chose to eat the rest of our... More 

Thank Shelli G
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

They look amazing. Kids thought it great. They tasted OK as well. Kids luved the pancakes. We were staying in the hotel so very convenient.

Thank Jane M
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Truly beautiful Art Deco ambience, and not too loud. food was good, not spectacular. Charcuterie, penne pasta, tuna. Service was adequate, a bit slow given it was a quiet night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-2791

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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