I was very impressed with the quality of the food here, as was everyone else in my party. Would have never ventured in except that my friends live nearby and raved about it. Staff was very friendly, and at $80 for dinner and drinks for 5, including 2 appetizers, I found myself scanning the tab (written in chinese) for something the waitress must have forgotten to include on the bill. Nope - it was all there, just a great value. Favorites were the house fried rice (not greasy!) and turnip cake appetizer.
Asian expats flock to quiet Belmont for authentic Chinese and Taiwanese fare.. In Short Shangri-La's lengthy menu features plenty of dishes out of the Chinese-American mainstream. And while there are faithful interpretations of Western favorites like General Gau's chicken, the restaurant is best know for its authentic offerings like taro and spare rib stew, fried turnip cake and pea shoot tendrils. Weekend dim sum service proves popular, and patrons that don't arrive early enough face lengthy waits.