Shuka

4.7
2304 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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 2304 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, fun atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

If I could give the food 6 stars I would!!! Always delicious. Most of the staff was good but our waiter seemed a bit annoyed so i felt rushed, but other than that shuka remains one of my favorite restaurants.

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k
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding middle eastern cuisine, nestled in the West Village. Beautiful decor and nice ambience.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, portions are perfect for sharing! We got the kale salad, beet tzatziki and chickpeas for starters to share. We got the chicken and steak kebabs as our mains, both were seasoned really well and cooked to perfection

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since discovering Shuka, I've become a regular. Food is delicious, the service always friendly and welcoming. It's cool in a very low key casual way.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Well planned layout. Comfortable cushioned seating. Our servers were friendly. Food was tasty. Great place to just relax with friends.

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DE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Different and tasty. Good service

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VF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good authentic cuisine..
Beautiful place with a date or group of friends..

Conveniently close to my apartment.
Great neighborhood find!

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G
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service we really enjoyed our meal
Our new favorite place

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AO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there multiple times and id’s always delish! Service is also very good. Very attentive. I would highly recommend it!

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HT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute place. Came here for brunch with some friends and enjoyed it thoroughly. The hot Turkish coffee didn’t do it for me, but the waitress didn’t charge me for it. Great atmosphere and ambiance.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time at the restaurant and I still had a great time and thought the food and service was good. Would go back again and have recommended it to friends

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing; food was excellent and service was impeccable

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

In & out within an hour. Good food but not something you can relax and enjoy - each course followed within seconds of the last

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TN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb kebob is outstanding. Must order.

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend for lunch and we both loved it. The food was incredible and the service was just as good.

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming space - lovely service - very tasty fare - Beet tzatziki to die for! Delicious shrimp skewers & more. As an added bonus the food is very colorful making for great Instagram pics!

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great and food was awesome as well.

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E
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this place when it was 100 Acres and now love Shuka. Food was excellent. We had many starters which were shared and then we shared the lamb chops for the table. Wonderful! Cocktails good; bourbon list good; wine good as well. I will return soon to this place. Desserts also interesting.

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SP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly greeted by Hostess at entry for lunch. We were quickly approached by Server who gave us some tips on the menu. Food arrived as it was ready. All the food was tasty, well seasoned and portions sufficient. Bar area was lively and bright. Beet hummus and chicken skewers were delicious and perfect to split for a light lunch.

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IF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing at Shuka! Best thing to do is go with a lot of friends and order family style to try more. LOVED IT!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food here was absolutely spectacular! The restaurant atmosphere was electric and it was very well decorated. It was a bit loud and hard to hear our conversation but I would highly recommend this place and can't wait to come back soon!

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AB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous as always and the service great. The staff is warm and welcoming and David insures that all is right

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food! Ordered the shrimp skewers and it came with a side of pita and sauces. Would definitely go back.

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t
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to lunch spot. Excellent and savory dishes made with care, friendly and attentive staff, beautiful setting. The Med Plate and the Shakshuka are my two faves, but the lamb burger is excellent too.

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was slow at lunch that was not very busy. They did not have very basic things that restaurants should have (no straws and not the anti plastic movement they still could have a paper alternative for an $8 mint lemonade). My friend ordered the lamb burger and they had no tzaki as a side sauce when she asked (this is a Mediterranean restaurant?) and when I asked for a coffee, I was told they had none! My falafel was hard and over cooked.

I have been here before but this was terrible. I work for a large media company and need places for working lunches. I was embarrassed to have asked my friend from another large media company to come downtown for such a subpar lunch.

I will not be back anytime soon.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice service if a little pushy. Food is fresh and tasty.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and cost/benefit for food, service and environment!

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is very loud!!! But, the hostess was accommodating and moved us to a table that we could talk without shouting. The servers are great and the food was delicious, but not like, wow, I have to go back. Overall, if you are in the neighborhood, a great dinner. We were not and after a $30 Uber ride and return, not worth it, but it was a good dinner.

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r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We had high hopes. There were a few bright spots: beet tzatziki and cold brew coffee. Yaffa omelette was good, spinach feta scramble was bland, and Mediterranean platter was pedestrian. Nearby falafel shops produce much better versions with more variety for at least 1/3 less cost. Simple requests were simply too much to handle, such as cooking the scrambled eggs well done. To be fair, the manager took the item off the bill because it took so extraordinarily long to return with the corrected order, which was a nice thing to do. But by then, we had inquired of almost every member of the staff except the manager! We sat by the open windows and even then music levels were so loud it was difficult to hear across the table. And this was brunch! We will not return or recommend. Sorry, Shuka.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and they have a lot of options. I definetely want to go back to try more plates. Staff is very friendly. Nice atmosphere, it's much bigger than what it seems from outside.

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RV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing as always.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Shuka was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad that I went. The restaurant, itself, is gorgeous, and the food is delicious.

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RD
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Shuka, is great - casual and fun place- Especially in the nice weather it is all open to a quiet MacDougal St. The food and service were very good.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a recommendation from a friend and it was great!! Nabia was a friendly and attentive server, and I will definitely be going back (especially for those fried halloumi bites...YUM!)

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NN
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch--the food and the service. Our group ordered a wide assortment from the menu to share and there wasn't a dish we didn't like. Our faves were the halloumi, fries, and stuffed squash. There is legit something for everyone and the prices are beyond reasonable. I will so be back again to try even more dishes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not have a server, we had a culinary journey designer. She ushered us through the menu and between each course, ensuring we had food as excellent as the atmosphere. The Tahiti (which had an African influence in its spices) and artichoke dips are a must to start with. Genuinely, I’ve found a new favorite spot in the city where I will frequent with my close New Yorker friends as well as everyone from out of town you want to experience something special. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in NYC, period.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience. The staff was accommodating and all the dips were delicious. Great place to go where you can share a bunch of plates and not break the bank.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were truly thrilled with our experience over lunch at Shuka. Neither of us had been to the restaurant previous and both will surely return.

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