382 4TH Ave, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410340.773967 -111.878074
Mon. - Sat. 11:30am - 3pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Greater Avenues
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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