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Shambala

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Krizevniska 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
031 843 833
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12:00 - 22:30
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Slovenia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special, less that I was expecting. Pad Thai was even not good (overcooked, tasteless). Tasteless Vietnamese roles. They are serving really good Pad Thai in some other restaurants in Ljubljana which are even not specialized for Thai food. Really nice ambient, waiter was friendly. Overpriced in my opinion.

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Thank AT68_LJ
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly those who say 'expensive' perhaps are accustomed to cheap 'European Asian Food' Let me be frank - great fresh asian food, needs fresh ingredients. These cost more. Our lunch was awesome, prawn red curry - delightful, just like in Thailand. Miso soup was a little flat - perhaps they should add a little red miso paste to lift it.... More 

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Thank Sherie1408
Medellin, Colombia
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We loved this restaurant the food was really good, the decoration, the service was spectacular but it was very expensive.

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Thank 123porCris
Paris, France
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I liked : the armospher, the location in the heart of the city, the service, the very friendly waiter. I did not like : the food experience, being used to very good Asian food in big European cities. Even if the prices are ok.

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Thank Nico L
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The food is good & tasty, the served food is just about right size, but not worth the price. Staff is friendly and prof. It's a slow food restaurant.

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Thank Dragana R
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I know Shambala from Open kitchen events in Ljubljana and there I had always unique and tastefull experience. But going to the restaurant was nothing like it. Food was ok but nothing special, waiters didn't know what they are serving. They didn't know what to recommend and it took them forever to serve the visitors. I hope they get better... More 

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Thank Vanda D
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Nice interior, very elegant. We tried miso soup, which was very good and rice noodles with chicken and gamberi. Noodles were a bit overcooked for my taste and I missed more rich flavours of the dish. A la carte menu is for sure too pricey for what you get. Overall experience was ok, but nothing spectacular.

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Thank Jure A
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Shambala is a beautiful restaurant with tasty food and a great atmosphere. Only thing that can be improved is the service. Lot's of time waiters are absent in the restaurant.

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Thank Yoyo T
Ljubljana
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

great food, mix of asian cousine. Wine card is as well decent. Service is great. Mid range, worth visiting

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Thank tomaznina
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Tom yam and green curry was not what I use to eat in Thailand. Green curry is more grey curry in coconut milk, Nothing nice

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Thank cir48
LuChNa, Owner at Shambala, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry if the colour of our curry dissapointed you, but I hope you enjoyed the rich taste anyway. We make our curry paste from fresh ingredients, which means that the colour is given by natural herbs and spices. It is not artificially coloured as the industrially made curry pastes which you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 53
Cuisine
Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krizevniska 12, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: 031 843 833
Description
Behind a humble, discreet entrance at Križevniška street next to the Križanke theatre, Shambala is a place of harmony. The interior merges the old thick-walled Ljubljana house with a stylish modern interior design, which shows some eastern mystique. The food follows this composition in reverse: It’s essentially Asian, incorporating modern trends and a glimpse of what we are traditionally used to. In short - it’s the eastern promises fulfilled.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?