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“Great food, tranquil atmosphere”
Review of Shambala

Shambala
Ranked #70 of 669 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 59
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are many reasons to go to Shambala. It's located in the heart of the old town on one of the prettiest streets in Ljubljana. The restaurant is subtly yet beautifully decorated. I love the peaceful ambiance; it's like being in a Zen garden. And last but not least, the food is great. I ordered the red curry and it was delicious.

Thank Sage M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Eating lunch in Shambala is a pure joy. We were sitting outside, it is like eating in a park. The food is great, big selection of wines and for desert mango ice cream it is a must!

Thank Serbia P
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Wish I could come back tomorrow! Service was friendly, food was delicious. Ambiance was elegant and non pretencious. Nice break from the tipical European cusisine. Highly recommend this lively restaurant.

Thank Amanecer F
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Shamballa restaurant is located in an old town house a few hundred years old in a small alley next to Križanke, a former monastery, now used as an open air concert venue in Ljubljana.
The food is a fusion between Asiatic -mostly Thai - and European cuisine, thankfully the chef is not using to much of the infamous Thai fish sauce, that you can smell throughout Bangkok. Tom Ka and Tom Yum soups with chicken were tasty and the chicken pieces cleaned to European taste, the Tom Yum spicy as expected, although acceptably mild for European palates.
My main dish were prawns in Singaporean sauce, well prepared, but the waiters warning about the fresh chillies inside was exaggerated, at least for me. Anyway, I would not ask for extra chilli with meals accompanied by three red chilli signs on the menu, if you are not the average Indian tourist, because it is already very hot for Europeans.
The staff is friendly and helpful, but please make a reservation as after 8 p.m. the restaurant is full and people have to be turned away.
In total, it was a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to visit again.

Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Prfect choice to taste best of Asian food at Ljubljana. Lots of choice, antipasti, main food, deserts. All delicious and very tasty. Its good to reserve table one day before, but its not must :) need to try it you are at Ljubljana! Still impressed, Will be soon back

Thank kurkuma2000
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