Cafe Shambala

(801) 364-8558

382 4TH Ave, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84103

40.773967 -111.878074

Open Hours

Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 3pm;Sun. CLOSED

Restaurants, Californian, Vegan  more

More Cuisine: Vegetarian, Asian, Tibetan

Price: $

Tags: B.Y.O.B., Cheap Eats, Hidden Find

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Greater Avenues

Lentil Soup, Bean Soup, Vegetable Soup, Tomato Soup, Tomato Egg Drop Soup, Hot & Sour Soup Veggie, Hot & Sour Soup Chicken, Tofu Salad, Mixed Vegetable Salad, Tibetan Salad... more

Reviews for Cafe Shambala

over a year ago

Biggest Ethnic bang for your buck – Great Tibetan home cooking in a family-owned neighborhood business. Owners are always there. Good food, good service, low prices, many vegetarian options.

over a year ago

Incredible Tibetan Dining Experience! – You've got to try the Cafe Shambala--especially the lunch buffet (spicy potatos and veggie mo-mos are my favorite!). Mo-Mos are filled pastrys, like huge ravioli. Cozy, fun Avenues eatery where the owners cook, wait tables and wash dishes. Your money stays local!

I try to bring my out-of-town guests to Shambala and steer my business lunches in that direction. Even if you just want to sit and chat, order a Tibetan sweet tea--very good.

over a year ago

Best vegan yet – My wife and I are vegan and tried out Cafe Shambala's lunch buffet (they serve non-vegan items as well). It was absolutely fantastic! The service was excellent and a great crowd. We will be eating here every chance we get.

over a year ago

Good value – Quite decent food, and VERY cheap. These people work hard and have good quality control. The buffet is a particularly good value. The steamed momo is divine.

over a year ago

This cozy Avenues cafe serves tasty, Tibetan specialties in a casually intimate space. – The Scene
Cozy but bright, Cafe Shambala caters to a young, urban crowd partial to downtown restaurants and the funky Avenues area. Bright posters, flags and photos of the Dalai Lama adorn the walls, and a dozen or so tables give the place a relaxed, intimate relaxed feel. While the dining room appears to be understaffed, one server keeps things moving nicely.

The Food
The Tibetan menu, with several vegetarian and vegan options, attracts an eclectic, but sophisticated audience. Try the vegetable mo-mo appetizer: a generous mix of potatoes, carrots and spinach with a flavorful curry smack. The chicken chili entree has a spicy kick--it's a fanciful mix of chicken, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and pea pods in chili-flake sauce. All the food is served fresh and veggies are crisp. And the open kitchen allows you to keep an eye on the ingredients as they're being prepared.


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