Shuka

4.7
2239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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Located in SoHo on MacDougal Street, Shuka offers dynamic Eastern Mediterranean flavors married with the best of greenmarket ingredients. Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja brings the evocative flavors of the region to the heart of the plate: From mezze such as Beet Hummus, Whipped Feta and Pistachio and House made Labne, to Kebabs with Shawarma Spiced Chicken, Swordfish or Sirloin Steak, and a wide variety of cocktails, wine and beer. Shuka is a party for groups of friends, coworkers, family and neighbors.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday through Friday:
12PM to 11PM

Saturday:
Brunch
10:30AM to 3PM
Dinner
5:30PM to 11PM

Sunday:
Brunch
10:30AM to 3PM
Dinner
5:30PM to 10PM

Daily Happy Hour:
4PM to 7PM at the bar
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Phone number
(212) 475-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ayesha Nurdjaja
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Private party facilities
We offer private and semi-private dining for up to 100 guests for a sit down dinner.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prince and 6th
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Parking details
Also public lots nearby.
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Public transit
B, D, Q, F to West 4th.
A, C, E
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2239 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Went for brunch. Everything from the big cup of coffee to the main dish was spot on. Great fresh flavors and pretty presentation. The service was stellar, friendly and unimposing. We sat in what might be the middle room with a comfortable banquette and a view to the best palm leaf wallpaper. Bathroom is downstairs in the basement. The place was clean and friendly and has a good grip on what I want to eat. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Delicious and inventive food, festive relaxed & slightly exotic vibe. Unusual twist on traditional middle eastern food

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great atmosphere with a light and airy decor style. The food and ambiance went hand and hand. The restaurant will say it’s not tapas but that is exactly how I would describe it. Super yummy and has food for everyone from the carnivore to the vegan. Not over priced at all and the desserts were a scrumptious end to the meal. The food came out all at the same time, even though we asked for “rounds” of food dishes, so I recommend ordering a little then eating that then ordering more. Otherwise your food will fill the whole table and it’s hard to pass around.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

They are awesome! The food was great, workers very nice, overall fantastic experience. I had requested something special for the date I was on, and they delivered and then some! Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our first course was a dip which was quite good. Unfortunately, the accompanying pita was very disappointing - dry and cold - very surprising for a Middle Eastern restaurant. The rest of the dinner was ok, but unremarkable.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Really good food with options for the gluten-free… very welcoming and friendly service by all from hostess to busboy. it was relaxed and unhurried yet we were out in time for our theatre. it's also a very pleasant space. i will definitely go back when i'm in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Delicious food. Highly recommend the whipped feta and pistachio dip. Lamp kebab was perfect. Our waitperson Tiffany was so knowledgeable and professional. Overall an outstanding dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Fantastic!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Must haves: feta pistachio hummus, shrimp skewer, crispy cauliflower and artichokes

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The service was absolutely amazing.. Good job guys.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Love this place! Best brunch ever! Babka french toast and shakshuka are to die for!!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Have eaten here multiple times and will continue to go back. Great for sharing - the menu changes seasonally and is always super fresh. All of the dips are great!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went here for Mother's Day and it was perfect. The staff were friendly and helpful -and rushed off their feet The food is delicious with enough variety for three picky eaters to all not only find dishes we liked, but that we could share. Portions were good, everything was fresh and really I can't wait to go back. It's a lovely restaurant, one of those favored spaces in NYC, and seems to have hit all the right notes.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Can't wait to go back! Food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was phenomenal. Server was even better.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Everything was amazing especially the fries and the pitas

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, clever cocktails, and wonderful service. Very nice for a fairly large group (7). Sharing works well. Loved it !

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We ordered the Feast and it was really special. The selections complimented each other and were truly delicious. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fantastic Israeli food and impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Shuka was the perfect place for a date night! The food and wine were incredible - fantastic flavors, good size servings and great for sharing. The wine was delicious and the service exceptional. The décor is beautiful yet understated and the room was well lit. A perfect night out!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We came to Shuka with a big group of two families for our two mom's conjoint birthday celebration. It did not disappoint! Shuka has a lively and fun atmosphere. It was perfect for a big group as we were able to sit at a big round table. We shared lots of appetizers; the highlight was the fried halloumi cheese, which was a crowd favorite and a must-try! Service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good Food! Nice service

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Lovely restaurant in SoHo. Food was tasty, amazing spinach pie. Great service!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We loved our dinner at Shuka.
Good service and the food was creative and very tasty.
Lively crowd and a nice ambience.
Would recommend it highly.
Prices were totally reasonable!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food, amazing service, complementary sparkling water, cute space- A+ dining experience

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wait staff very knowledgeable and helpful about food restrictions.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. I preferred the small plates over the large mains, but great meal for sharing!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great restaurant-great food-great ambiance and wonderful service!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a wonderful meal here in the beautiful little dining room that (I think?) used to be La Provence. Service was great, the food was outstanding, the price was right, and it’s vibrant but not so loud that you can’t hear yourself talk. Would absolutely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Staff was attentive and extremely friendly. Food was outstanding, Middle Eastern/Lebanese influence. Think warm spices, feta, za’atar, phyllo dough, lots of dips. Better off getting a bunch of mezzes than the mains. Will definitely be back not only because of the food but suck lovely service.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was delicious! It was a little loud, but not too bad, and service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

During a trip to New York we came across Shuka looking online for good restaurants in the soho area. Reviews could not have been more accurate. AMAZING food and great atmosphere. A very lucky find on our last night in New York. Would recommend to anyone looking to try a mix of med style food. Thanks for a lovely meal!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great girl dinner or bigger group dinner place

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Shuka is one of the best restaurants

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great reviews aren’t always the truth. Trendy restaurant that leaves you saying not really. I don’t think I’ve ever left a restaurant hungry, but Shuka was a first. The whipped feta with pistachios was nice but just a few minutes later the main course arrived. Was it precooked and just heated?? Very very disappointed. $22 for a single skewer of steak and $18 for chicken. No sides, no vegetables other than a little mixed salad with no dressing. I will say the Waiter did suggest ordering a side, but $10-15 dollars for a veg side, seriously. Oh wine list, minimum $10-25 a glass.
Sorry, I guess village dining isn’t for us.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Innovative and tasty fare. The Lahmjoun (flatbread with a thin layer of ground beef and tomato) and smashed sweet potato appetizers were especially noteworthy. In fact, everything was excellent, except the duck breast kebab was under-cooked. Service was generally quick. I'd be happy to go there again.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Another great meal from the team that brought us Vic’s, Rosie’s and cook shop.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

AMAZING. Every single time. Food. Vibes. Service.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I was disappointed in the food this time. This is my second time eating there. Service was very good and I enjoy the atmosphere. The falafels were over cooked.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I love everything about this place. Great food + lovely interior decor. It's perfect for girl's get together or a date :)

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