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About Shuka

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.

38 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Prince and 6th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 475-7500

Website:
http://www.shukanewyork.com/

Parking Details:
Also public lots nearby.

Public Transit:
B, D, Q, F to West 4th.
A, C, E

Executive Chef:
Ayesha Nurdjaja

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private and semi-private dining for up to 100 guests for a sit down dinner.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Shuka Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Fun (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Bar Seating (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Healthy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Tapas (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Authentic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (7)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Spicy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This continues to be one of our favorite "new" discoveries. Excellent brunch options, and really tasty and copious portions. Friendly, and helpful service. Only complaint - which isn't unique to Shuka - is the noise level. But we'll out up with that anytime, given the quality of the food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We used to live in Tel Aviv, and were expecting a more authentic experience. The food was just good, not great. However the service we got was pretty atrocious. Dishes came out of order and after long delays. We waited for appetizers to be cleared roughly 30 minutes. Wine glasses were under filled. Dishes were missing. We are locals, and have never had such terrible service at what is regarded as a nice restaurant. Its for that reason that we wont be back. We probably also wont be visiting the other restaurants under the same management

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing. Obsessed with this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The focus here is on middle eastern cooking and fresh ingredients. Everything we had was fresh, well prepared and seasoned. Great wine list, good service. We had a long lunch and were never rushed or ignored. I’ve also beeen here for happy hour before which is a great value and fun.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

a great restaurant. Excellent food. I was in NYC for a week and came 2 times for this place.
I am vegeterian, and there you can find good and delicious options for vegeterian clients.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Waiter was not attentive and had too many tables.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was delicious, staff was attentive and was committed to insuring our experience was a great one.
Cauliflower, tabouleh, kabobs (lamb and chicken) recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went here for brunch and everything we ordered was delicious. I had the chicken shawarma and halloumi, and my boyfriend got the shakshuka and kale salad. Very delicious, will definitely return!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our second time in Shuka (first time a date night) - this time with friends - and again, we left very happy! Food is amazing! Appetizers are out of this world - order all of them!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tapas, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was my second time at Shuka, and it continued to impress. Everything was incredible.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent. Artichokes were a must! Unfortunately, service was odd and a little off putting. There were two of us and we ordered 3 appetizers and an entree to share. Instead of pacing the food so we could savor and try each dish, we were brought everything at once - at an extremely small table. Not only could we barely fit food on the table but things got cold while we ate. We mentioned it to the server and he was really snotty - telling us that we didn't specifically ask him to bring it separately. Really? We need to tell a restaurant not to bring appetizers and entrees all at once? I'm not sure if they were trying to free the table or it was just a bad call? Anyway, I would definitely try it again, but would encourage mgmt to think about taking a little more customer-friendly approach to service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great service. The staff was amazing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Ignored reservation from open table claiming it was a Liz up.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We arrived a bit early for our 7:30 reservation. We didn’t get seated until 8:00 but we were provided a round of drinks for the wait which was appreciated. We had the Brussels sprouts and three different types of kabobs. Everything was delicious! Would definitely go again.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A great option for a meal with friends. Amazing service, creative cocktails, nice wine selection and tasty food. Great for sharing!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious, upscale mediterranean food. Everything tasted incredibly fresh and i will definitely go back whenever i'm craving flavorful roasted vegetables or a shakshuka!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious mezzes, especially the crispy cauliflower, za'atar fries and sweet potatoes; savory, with depth of flavor and wonderful plating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I brought friends from out of town who wanted to break out into a new food experience. Shuka didn't disappoint. They enjoyed the Mediterranean profile, as did I. I had the shakshuka which was well spiced, but not overly so, served with grilled bread. My friends especially loved the fries that came with the lamb burger. The bloody marys were delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere and service, amazing food. We had a wonderful time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meal - amazing service at the bar

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vip
 (Singapore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was kind of weird. The pita bread was old, dry and hard. My poached eggs were solid. Honestly once u make that mistake, u cant come back from that. Nice place though in terms of ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

food was great, friendly and quick service - would definitely recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed a friends get together lunch at Shuka with plates that were great for sharing, attentive service and a bright atmosphere. Appetizers were interesting, kebabs well seasoned and made. Wine list was less enticing.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Mediterranean food that is definitely a cut above. Very creative versions of the standard dishes and very well done.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This place would be perfect it it were just a bit quieter. The food is superb yet simple and fast. The wine and cocktails are fun and interesting. I just cant hear my waiter or table companions over John Legend (etc.).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderfully received when we arrived. Excellent service. Great ambiance. And the 4 of us each enjoyed our meals. Soooooooo we not only intend on coming back, we will highly recommend it to family, friends and business associates.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

After having a wonderful brunch here several weeks ago, we decided to return for dinner. It was another wonderful meal, with attentive and friendly service. Dishes not to be missed - beer hummus, labne with harissa, skewers of chicken, and the cauliflower. And really great (and unusual flavors of) gelati. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice place

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was amazing, we got a ton of great vegetarian options like the beet hummus and market vegetables. Only is complaint: our server was a little over eager, he would try to take away dishes without asking while we were still working. The food was so good we wanted to finish all of it!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Super super noisy. Food very average, nothing special at all! Great service!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food great neighborhood

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Brunch with friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, great service. Wonderful experience all around!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Mediterranean food. Great lunch spot in fun neighborhood. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Shuka offers an inventive Mediterranean menu with great food and good service. There were a number of vegetarian options and the portions were generous. I would highly recommend the restaurant to both business and social gatherings. The Happy hour had good drink options at the bar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the new concept. Shakshuka was a bit disappointing—bland and eggs were totally overlooked.
Other visits have been better food wise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing food, great service, my only note would be that the food comes out very fast

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The chicken and lamb skewers were undercooked and we ordered a dip that came in a ketchup tin. Horrible value.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything we tried was fresh and flavorful. The happy hour cocktail menu at the bar is great too!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love this place! Really awesome Mediterranean food, one of the best in the city!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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