Careful spicing is key to preparing a fine meal, saving chefs from unspeakable horrors such as cumin-encrusted napkin rings and rolling waves of curry cascading from the kitchen. Savor expertly crafted flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian and Nepali cuisine at Shangri-La in Bethesda.
Shangri-La's menu of flavorful favorites showcases simple plates and traditional cooking. Warm taste-buds and hearts with appetizers such as momo, a homemade dumpling filled with chicken, vegetables, or turkey and accompanied by tasty Nepalese sauce ($5.99). Freshly baked naan tempts with savory stuffed options including peshwari with almonds, coconuts, and raisins, and cheese ($3.70 each), all ideal for complimenting saucy dishes or wearing as a warm, edible mask. Entrees feature clay-oven-roasted delicacies such as tandoori lamb chops tenderly bathed overnight in an aromatic bath of ginger and crushed spices ($19.99), or the green kabab with boneless chicken breast marinated in homemade yogurt, earth-made cilantro, and divinely inspired herbs ($14.99). Vegetarians can dine from a wide selection of delectable options, or make a meal of sweet-teeth-treating eats such as rasmalai, fresh orbs of cheese flavored with pistachio and saffron ($5.99).
The Nepalese dining customs prevalent at Shangri-La emphasize hospitality, making sure that no guest leaves the restaurant premises underfed or unhappy. Pull up a chair in this comestible castle's airy dining room, and indulge in an edible and edifying global dining experience.
Yelpers give Shangri-La an average of 3.5 stars:
- really good aloo gobi. according to the other folks at the table, the chicken mo-mos were amazing, and the chicken tikka masala was right on. – Angela G.
- You know how some places are owned by such nice, welcoming people that you feel like they truly deserve your business? This place is it. The food is solid and they have plenty of vegetarian selections. – Julia L.
The scents of saffron, cinnamon, and coriander lure diners into Shangri-La, where cooks fashion south-Asian fare from housemade yogurt and organic, locally grown produce. Inside a tandoori clay oven, red-hot coals seal in the flavors of traditional naan bread, jumbo shrimp, tender lamb chops, and marinated chicken breasts while sloughing off fat and cholesterol. The kitchen also specializes in Nepalese dishes such as cho-e-la, a boneless duck hugged with herbs and kissed by the tandoori oven’s flames. Handcrafted desserts such as ice cream and rice pudding pair sweetness with smoothness, like a jazz record manufactured from hard candy.
7345 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Maryland 20814Get Directions