Feeling so awesome!!!I've researched this place for a while now but was very sceptical only because I've never done anything like this. Living in tampa I remember when it as a strip club and after hours club before it became a soda with new owners so i couldn't imagine it being do beautiful inside. I walked in and was greeted by a very polite lady smiled the whole time i was there and made sure my first experience weren't smoothly. I got the body scrub and massage package and i tell you I LOVED IT. The facial was lovely my skin feels amazing and the massage was perfect. I went in for a day of relaxation and got exactly what I wanted. I will be back again!!! Btw the food is tasty too my favorite parts were the clay sauna and steam room. YOU MUST GET A BODY SCRUB!!
Jimjillbang.This is what my life is missing.Really surprised and pleased to find this Korean bath house in the Tampa area.It is not luxurious.It is basic and clean.Hot and cold pools in the women's spa is small--temperatures are truly hot and cold.In the spirit of Korean bath house culture, guests are asked to bathe nude.A uniform is provided to wear in common areas where all genders are present.Saunas are also an option.Spa services like facials, massages, and scrubs are also available. I think those services are overpriced here and would get those somewhere else.The food is reasonably priced and flavorful. Yes!Relaxation room is available to chill, read a book, watch TV, or connect with your technology of choice. Kids can run about. . .It feels like a gigantic sleepover at someone's house.Overnight stays are an option. $35 A mat and head support is provided.If you just want to stay for a shorter time-$25A tab can be started for any other food items or drinks you purchase during your stay. You pay at the end.People are friendly. Would certainly return when I need to unwind, or just a treat.
The lady at the front desk was very nice and helpful. The food was hot, fresh and delicious! Overall it was a very relaxing experience! I will return soon!
This place is so overpriced and dirty I don't understand how the reviews have been so good. The owner and workers are very rude as well. Dont go here as in this place a cockroach might crawl up your butt
Great place! This was my first time trying a spa. I got the gold package which included a body scrub, cucumber facial, milk body rub, and shampoo. You soak in the hot tub for a half hour before you do the body scrub. I was a little nervous because you have to be completely naked for the scrub and some people say that it hurts. It was a little awkward at first but the scrub itself didn't hurt at all. They have a big common area next to the dining area where you can lay down and relax and they have relaxation rooms segregated by sex. I tried both the clay sauna and the salt sauna me both were wonderful. I ordered a soup with beef dumplings that came with a couple different kinds of kimchi and it was the best Korean food I've ever had. I highly recommend this place.
A friend of mine told me about this place and I decided to stop by for a body scrub. Do not let the location scare you away. I wound up spending about five hours of pure bliss. For starters, The bath house is exceptionally clean, and everyone is so kind and professional. The hot pool, cold pool, steam, clay and salt rooms were wonderful. The body scrub by Zunny was incredible and dinner in the restaurant was absolutely delicious! Plan on spending a few hours so you can really relax. Ive told everyone I know about this place. Yes, it's a traditional Korean bath house so you must be naked when you go into the steam room/pool area, but it didn't bother me after the first 10 minutes. I'm so glad I took a chance and visited.
At first when we parked it seemed some heat interesting, the outside is not appealing. Once we walked we checked in and she gave us a key to the locker. One locker is for your shoes and the other locker is for your clothes. The first area is the wet area, which hit a hot pool, cold pool and a steam room. It is perfect, be warned the cold pool is extremely cold but if you do it a few times hot and hold it feels great. Next area is the clay and salt room. Please use those rooms it is very relaxing. You don't realize the time when you done and you feel completely drained. We ate food which has a small eating rom and the chief made really great tasting food. There is an area in the common area where you can watch tv and take a nap. I love this place. $25 for all of that is a big plus. Don't just look at the outside and think this place is questionable, please do it.
Called ahead of time which made life easier. It also made the lady who welcomed us with warm arms prepare a meal for us when we arrived around midnight! They were so gracious and friendly. I called since they told me the kitchen closes at 11, but she asked the staff to stay for my arrival. That was very kind and sweet. I ordered the galbitang which came with kimchi, radish, and soy bean sprout as the banchan. They were all tasty and a rice bowl came along with the meal. The menu was large in variety. I bet everything will be delicious!!The staffs are helpful and created a great first time experience. I love this place and the environment. I was shy to get naked but its not a big deal after this. The steam room was refreshing. The clay and salt room relaxed my muscles.The location of this establishment looks a bit shabby and worn down but don't give up! This is the only Korean spa in Florida. The team of workers are always aware of their surrounds and I felt safe when I slept here overnight. They have a couple of personal rooms that you can sleep in, unfortunately, we came too late and they were all occupied. They had gender specific rooms that can be shared. I didn't want to do that and be separated from Aaron. My favorite part of this spa is the steam room. I know many gyms would have them as well. This particular one let's you set the time rate and you can adjust the temperature. I'm crazy so I put it on the maximum temperature. You should only use the steam room for 15 minutes. Remember to stay hydrated! I would definitely recommend putting a water bottle next to the door so you can take a sip. They provide water cups before you walk into the shower rooms. They floors can be slippery from soap, so watch your step! I am excited to return to these lovely people and get their spa package with the dead skin body scrub!
wonderful staff, got an excellent scrub, clean facilities, and the food was absolutely delicious! Imagine a day where you get to relax in a variety of spaces (clay sauna, steam room, hot tubs), get massaged/scrubbed, and eat some of the best korean food in town. I will definitely return next time i'm in tampa!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE coming here. I come here almost every 2-3 weeks for either a soak, massage, or scrub. I would recommend trying the wet massages (gold package or higher) or the Swedish massage (includes an ashiatsu massage aka back walk) Do not be intimidated by the exterior, yes it's on a shady street, yes it used to be a strip club in its yesteryears but there is nothing remotely sketchy about it now. It is clean, relaxing, and my home away from home. The food is amazing, honestly the best Korean food in Tampa. My favorites include the Galbi Tang, Yakimandu, and the spicy pork bulgogi.
I can't believe we just found out about this place.... my boyfriend loves going in the sauna so we thought this would be a unique way to spend New Year's Eve. Right away the owner makes it clear that this is a legitimate, no "funny business" kind of place. In the women's wet sauna part, an attendant was cleaning cleaning cleaning.... it was very clean. That was comforting. After an hour, my boyfriend and I met up in the common area and went into the salt sauna. Very nice. While he went for a second round in the sauna I stretched out on the textured thera-ball and did some yoga poses on the reflexology indoor rock path. Next we did a short stint in the massage chair and then just sat in silence for a while. $25 per person for all the sauna you can take ... what a great and relaxing way to spend a few hours. Next time I am going for a body scrub.... you have got to visit this place.... there is even a room to take a nap!
I've been to at least 15 Korean spas/bathhouses around the U.S. I was the only person there (should have been my first clue). I was in the nude men's area and the hot tub way so hot it was like boiling water, and I've never seen one this hot. A Korean lady came in TWICE while I was in the nude area. Again, never had that happen. Went to go eat something and they weren't open for food (5pm on a Sunday). Said there was not enough people. I will definitely never come here again.
Visited here a few months ago as a much needed day off. Did the whole works. It's was amazing! Don't judge the outside. It looks a bit shady. The inside is clean and well maintained. Men and women separate for scrubs, locker rooms, whirl pools and steam rooms. Joint rooms with restaurant, pink Himalayan salt sauna!, small pool, regular sauna and relaxation rooms. It was a bit odd to strip down for the scrub and such in the separated areas, you can leave on what makes you feel comfortable. Once I did it was wonderful and freeing. Oh my the scrubbing! Such soft skin. I need to go back
Feel like I just took a trip to heaven and back This place is clean, professional and excellent therapists I had a body scrub, shampoo and Swedish massage Can't wait to come back and also try their food I would have given six stars if that was possible
Totally awesome experience. Ignore how this place looks from the outside. Very clean and well put together. Got a full body scrub and massage and while pricey, it was heavenly. Would've been five stars had I not been hit up for gratuity right after the massage. I'll definitely be back and will be looking for Jjimjilbang close to home as well.
This place is a hidden gem. Went for the body scrub and the steam room. There are two saunas and a great kitchen. You can go there 24 hours a day. Nice. Stay as long as you need to relax. Will repeat. Must try this place. Price is great. Service is good. The services here are just as good as if not better than a high end spa.
Love it! Been several times alone and a couple times with my wife. Nothing like it. Peaceful Korean vibe! I'm definitely a regular and recommend it. Food is the best Korean cuisine in Tampa Bay. Staff is great and the place is always immaculately clean. Only wish it was bigger, but so glad they're here!!!
I'm hooked on this place and their full body scrub is magical .. My skin is amazing .. So glowing and baby soft . For $110 you get full body scrub , head to toe massage , shampoo , face mask , so worth it ! and you feel effect for months after . The spa is clean and staff is friendly .. Korean food they serve at the restaurant is great . I recommend shrimp and veggie pancake .. They have karaoke room and 2 nice saunas and pool.My favorite treat once a month is trip to the spa . I brought a lot of my friends there and they are hooked now and thanked me for introducing me to this treat )
Love this place!! The ahjumma is super nice and the food is to die for!! Must stopby if you get a chance. And don't forget to get the pat bing su!
Is this a good place for male female couple? If not what is a good one in this area?
Tiffany looks like a man. Are you kidding?
thinking of coming to this club or the one across the street..im coming up next weekend just for a change too many girls and not enough money coming...how many girls on a weekend??
attached is a picture of one of the new waitresses. Super hot!
I agree with the other comment, Cindy the bartender is what makes that place worthwhile! "Tiffany" was a great dancer - but she was the only one while I was there.
I stopped in to check out this place because it was one of the best 3 or 4 years ago and I wondered if it may be on the comeback trail after a few off years. There was a gal 4-5 years ago named Mariah who was the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. But, anyways, I think this club can come back. There were some attractive, playful girls, and one of the barmaids Cindy was sweet, fun and hot. I think they have to do some more dance specials to maybe draw in more customers on dead nights.
Went in tonight for the first time because of the no Sunday night cover. I thought the guys who worked up front were exceedingly polite..............but it was absolutely dead inside...........only one girl dancing topless for some guy...........she walked right by my friend and me once she was finished and never returned from the dressing room..........she was actually a nice piece of ass and I might have paid for a dance with her...........so my friend and I just spent the evening watching TV there.
I heard that BigPoppa Ike was coming back to DJ, does anyone know if it's true? If so please let me know what nights he's there.
That's not my number dumb shit. I'm at Class Act now, give us a call and ask for Cathy.
watch out for heather, she is a bitch, and take care your staff for sure!
Those posts had to be from club employees (owner?). This place absolutely sucks.....if you are dumb enough to go in during day shift, expect 0 to 1 dancer with little to no skills and even less of a clue. And, a crappy meal......You have been warned.
I agree with big daddy about the ladies. I went to the back room with Rachel and she made my day. I wish my lunch breaks were longer.
Great club to go to during lunch. The food was good and the ladies were something else. I will be back with more guys from the office.
Tell me about the chocolate....
Because the cooks care salaried and inventory purchases are separate from club sales. Any more stupid questions??
I came here for lunch the bartender put the monies into the bucket instead of the register I wondered why?
This place got less class than a port-o-let. Surely it will close when the yankees go home.
I was in a few weeks ago, and had double dances all night with Ayanna and Roxy. I recommend these girls, they are the best double scoop of Chocolate and Vanilla.
I really enjoyed my night, last night at Shang! The girls were hot and the drinks were strong.
because i whent sunday for my birthday and had a great time. 2001 sucked and dollhouse was average. good job, foods great! girls were pleasant. 3 bottles of cristal and whoa, i drove home? how did that happen?
Club nice inside but too glitzie for me. Ladies didnt seem to work very hard and was not interested. Too much yuppie and tourist interests fo me. For me, not one of the Mo Betta places.
I'd rather jack off to a picture of baby gorilla... this makes you wonder why in the hell you are paying 20-25 dollars, just for them to rub their smelly cooch all over you. I went their originally for a few beers, and then after about $50 later after consuming 3 ENTIRE god damn beers, I opted for across the street. Better everything. Club, management, girls, dances, everything. Only thing missing was a cold beer, but that didn't matter, the girls made me forget about that in no time. I feel bad for this trap of a shithole. oh yea, I'm not one for 'dark meat' which is all that seems to be working there. Can you say 'ghetto'?! This place is a joke, don't even waste your time.
I thought id check this club out was VERY disappointed. i think I'll stick with Club wild .oh ya this will be last tme i listen to a escort/ dancer with 3 x's in her name.
Hi i'm lloking for my best friend she dances as Cindy. She moved to Tampa and i cant find her and I miss her. If you know her please tell her Tracy from Ohio is looking for her. Thanks
I was wondering if any of the girls can tell me what this club is like I'm moving down to Tampa in June and am looking for a nice clean club. How much do girls usually charge? What's the rent? What are the rules? Is it true you have a 6 Ft. rule in FL? Topless or nude? Are there dress restrictions? How is management? Also what kind of clientel? Thanks alot!
In all fairness 50-50....you are right, and thank you. Its true, all of my recent experiences at this club have been day or early evening. A few years ago I did stop during night shifts. Honestly, I have a real problem with x-tra security, valets (thank you FtL), doormen, floormen, and other assorted hanger-ons. I avoid places that have a significantly-sized staff of that type of dead wood. There are clubs in Tampa that do promote a fairly good dayshift (but honestly, it is VERY hit and miss)....when you hit it can be great; when its a miss----its a bad whiff......very iffy. My experiences with this club, days, is bad. Thanks for your response.
a little too ghetto. may be bad part of town. valet had a cocky attitude. two thumbs down.
In all fairness, Radio... Yeah, Shangri-La in the daytime does suck - but most strip clubs do. Only a few, truly, have any decent amount of dancers and customers during the day. However, after about 9:00 PM, the place rocks. Lot's of dancers and often standing room only for customers. Sunday and Monday nights, yeah those suck but, again, find me a strip club in Tampa Bay that doesn't slow down those two nights. I find that virtually every club is busy from about 10:00 PM to close. The same ones are dead in the afternoon and on Sundays and Mondays. It's just the nature of the bar business. But, yeah, that daytime DJ at Shangri-La is a bit fey.
Late afternoon. The place sucked! A gothic bartender with a big-ass bandage on her back (covering up her brand?!?). 1 skinny dancer, no customers, 1 faggot dj, a nasty-looking cook, and 2 other non-descript goofs maybe owner/floor manger/bouncer/accountant or team doctor...who knows? This place is too stupid for words. I give it a 0/10.
This club is hot. All the dancers were very nice and hot. I met the owner and he was nice. Every staff member I talked to had nothing but great things to say about the club. teh best night club in Tampa!
Stay away. Owner attacks customers and girls for no reason and then they wonder why people won't come back
01-07-05 Stopped in after work. They had 5 nice looking girls working, and a sexy goth-girl bartender with a HEAVY hand. Decent 'contact' in the VIP, nothing special, but no real "oversight" either. All up - I'd rate the place a 7.5 on a 10 scale.
The home of warm beer, a cold dancer and no customers. This place is the worst in Tampa. No wait, I forgot the Library Lounge. Naaaah, second thought its tied for worst.
Stopped in this club and liked some hot ladies. Then went next door for naked ladies and came back here for more drinks and stuff. Nice club.
I dont know where previous poster goes but tend to agree w/him. Those are 3 of the worst examples of Tampa clubs. Personally, I would rather go to Ybor Strip, DeJevue (sp), Secrets; or bikini club like Tootsies, Dreams or Class Act (nice alternatives, more clothes, less contact, but $10 dances). For me, I would add Pony Tails (post-raid), Wild, Diamonds and Foxys as complete rip-offs as well. Fantasy Dolls, Library Lounge, Starlight are way too skanky. Lipstixx and Pink Pony are worthless. Miss anybody?
For the one who wrote the previous coment, if these places are so bad, where do u go?
That explains it. You're just a tourist and don't know where to go in Tampa. A big hint simpleton....ShangriLa, 2001 and Mons are low mileage, big bucks tourist traps. Get a clue.
If you want a place to get your rocks off then go across the street. If you want to hang with nice girls, have a drink then come here, and by the way, I don't work for the club. I live in Ft.Lauderdale.
The last 3 "happy posts" MUST have been submitted by management/staff. This place is a total money hole plain and simple. If U fool enough to go in there than U might as well take your money out and pee on it.
The girls are beautiful and I agree 100% with the previous comment. You have to pay for class. If $20 dollars is too much for a dance then why are you going to the strip club?!!!
I have to say I've read these comments and am shocked! Everytime I visit Shangri La I have such a great experience. The girls aren't pushy at all. They make you feel like you're at a regular bar hanging out. The food is top noch, and the bartenders keep 'em coming! The dances are worth wild, and they aren't expensive at all. I feel that the ones who are complaining about a $25 dance are probably also complaining about the $10 cover, $6 drinks, and the $1 tip that they never give the girls and needs to stay home or in the hotel room( they have free porno channels). You have to pay for class if you want to see class. Thanx Shangri La
I was in town for some baseball and went into this club for the first time.I was more interested in having a few drinks and hanging with some nice girls.Its true that no one is naked but I wanted to unwind and have a few drinks and what I found was this was a laid back club( no girls asking for dances every minute) good service, nice bouncers and all. I hung with one dancer all night and really got to see the club for what is was. No naked girls, but a up-scale club, which by the way had some baseball players stop by while in town. I wanted to say Hi to Jade which is one of the nicest and Hottest girls I ever met.I'll be back and will be looking forward to spending more time with her.
What a crappy place. Poor service, expensive drinks, no dancers. 5-thumbs down!
This place is a stink hole. Was there 5/31...1 dancer (skinny blonde, no rack, no talent), 3 customers, 1 brain-dead bartender, 1 mouthy (no-talent) DJ and 2 stooge security fools. Avoid this dump!
This is, without doubt, the worst strip joint in Tampa. Overpriced dances, over priced drinks, watered down drinks, all glitz and no game. Who in the world would pay $25 for a bikini air dance???? Hell you can get that for $10 at Foxes---and that's another joke.
I must say yesterday was the first and last time I will ever go in that club. The ladies were beautiful all 5 of them but the management sucks. The owner Joe assaulted one customer for no reason and then I saw him kick the bathroom door and break it because 2 young ladies went in at the same time. He could have knocked. I must say if this is the kind of customer service they provide, I am glad I do not live in Tampa. I'll stick to mons. I went in to relax and left with a headache, Avoid this place if you can