To prepare for Hawaiian feasts, hunters search for weeks to catch wild boars in the act of eating apples. Reap the benefits of others’ patience with today’s Groupon to Chef Shangri-la in North Riverside. Choose between the following options:
- For $28, you get an Asian-fusion dinner for two (up to a $56.85 value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $29.90 value)
Two drinks (up to an $18 value)
- For $56, you get an Asian-fusion dinner for four (up to a $113.70 value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $17.90 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $59.80 value)
- Four drinks (up to a $36 value)
Chef Shangri-la’s menu fuses Asian flavors with Hawaiian flair complemented by tropical drinks from a tiki-themed bar. Kick-start meals with appetizers such as teriyaki-slathered beef skewers and sui loong bow steamed dumplings before tucking into entrees such as the crispy hoisin duck, flanked by colorful prawn-flavored chips and a staff of full-time bodyguards. The Tahitian mango passion moa pairs sliced mangos with bite-sized chicken and peppers, smothering each medley in sweet mango sauce, and mandarin mooshu vegetable crêpes feed veggie lovers peapods, bamboo shoots, and wood ears from now-deaf trees. Tropical drinks tickle taste buds and refresh palates with fruity ingredients including banana liqueur, pineapple juice, and coconut crème.
In Chef Shangri-La’s bamboo-bedecked interior, orange fish wriggle in a stone koi pond as strings of multicolored lights and elaborate lanterns twinkle overhead. Patrons can lounge in padded booths or white-clothed tables as they admire rugged stone walls, grass-thatched roofs, and ornately carved Hawaiian sculptures that rudely stick out their tongues at passing waiters’ backs.
Stepping inside Chef Shangri-La's dining room is like entering a distant tropical trading post. Thatched awnings, woven ceilings, and palm fronds flank Polynesian masks and Easter Island statues while scents of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese cuisine waft with Polynesian aromas from mango- and pineapple-covered meats, barbecue char siu, and spicy sichuan stir-fries. Rock walls and fountains line a tucked-away koi pond, and a separate tiki bar urges guests to while away the hours sipping tropical drinks outfitted with tiny umbrellas that belong to tiny British nannies. As guests sup on meals of japanese noodle soup and tropical pua'a pork, the stage area regales diners with live Hawaiian bands every third Saturday of the month and annual music fests and luaus with DJs, dancers, and Polynesian collectables.
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7930 W 26th St.
North Riverside, Illinois 60546