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Shook Kitchen

4.6
300 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Middle Eastern
Shook is an elevated vegetarian concept that showcases the culinary traditions of modern Middle Eastern cuisine.

Our menu heroes simple cooking that showcases the big flavours, bold spices and bright colours of our ingredients.

Now open for patio dining, takeaway & delivery!

Experiences

  • Chefs Selection Menu

    CA$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Shook's Chefs Selection Menu is a 3-course culinary experience. Enjoy the best our ever-changing menu has to offer. Menu changes seasonally. Available every day for dinner service for groups of 4 or more. Sample menu provided; Mezze (served for the table to share) OLIVES Stuffed with feta, za’atar, preserved lemons FALAFEL Green zhug, whipped tehina HUMMUS Chermoula, crispy chickpea, Turkish green chili, sumac onions Mains (choice of) TAH DIG Wild Mushrooms, za’atar, turmeric, caramelized onions, crispy rice CHEMEN TEMPEH KEBAB Truffled tzatziki, pickled cucumber, turnips, hazelnut dukkah, laffa SHAKSHOUKA Smoky tomato, grilled peppers, harissa, toum, basil, side salad dessert PASTRY CHEFS SELECTION
  • New Years Eve Dinner

    CA$85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    1ST (choice) Mutabal Eggplant, tahini, cabbage, pomegranate Roasted Beet Tartar walnut muhammar, red zhug, labneh, pomegranate molasses, lavash Squash Carpaccio Spiced maple labneh, candied pumpkin seed dukkah, fried sage, sherry brown butter 2ND (choice) Mushroom Kibbeh Labneh, truffle honey Halloumi rhubarb, amba sauce, sumac lavash Sambusak sheep’s milk feta, caramelized leek, za’atar, ajvar sauce 3RD (choice) Grilled Tofu Skewer Eggplant, roasted garlic tofu, hazelnut dukkah Baharat Potati Ricotta Gnocchi Truffled brown butter, parmigiano Tempeh Truffled tzatziki, pickled cucumber, turnips, hazelnut dukkah, laffa Mushroom Spinach Wellington Truffled tzatziki, turnip, hazelnut dukkah, vegetable jus Choice of Sides Choice of Dessert

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 300 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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JohnX
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress was a bit too much we were enjoying friends and she kept being persistent. Food was great delicious. Found it expensive. 400 for 4 people.

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here as a group of 3. Enjoyed our food and the service thoroughly.

DE
DaveE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, high quality food. Very tasteful. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the evening. I found it a bit loud but I am older so maybe that doesn't count. The younger adults thought it was fine.

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Mashie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious and creative! We really enjoyed the green shakshuka and kuku sabzi

GS
GuneetS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, beautiful presentation, great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, ambience was good and service was also nice but its still very expensive for the service. Everything else was great but it was probably worth little less than the price.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Food was delicious and it is a beautiful restaurant.

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AmyL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive and very willing to help. The food was great. The eggplant was amazing,the spicing was perfect. An all around great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time getting dinner at Shook!

JW
JesseW
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall I had a great first time lunch at Shook after my friend raved about this gem of a spot for months.
Portions were fine but the mains could be a little more in portion (such as the great Tah Dig) vs the small plate very generous dips considering the pricing of Shook's menu.
Definitely will return to try different dishes of this wonderful Middle Eastern eatery.
Service and the friendly, casual ambiance just wonderful. Thank you

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Quentin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding.

MV
ManVal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend! The food was delicious, flavourful & fresh. We loved everything we ordered. Highly highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such unique flavours and dishes. The ambiance is beautiful and service is quick and friendly

MG
MaryG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautifully presented!
I would highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Delicious

DK
DarrylK
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Very interesting food. Loved the tasting dishes and table sharing. The food is unique, flavourful and fresh. Service was excellent. Great night out.

DB
DeirdreB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, ambience and excellent service. Will definitely return!

HA
HAYLEYK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! However a glass of wine was 30$

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours and excellent service! What a gem this place is. Recommend the schnitzel - absolutely delicious!

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RobertC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food.

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Kaji
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Will come here for my birthday. Highly recommend Shook to any friends and family of mine.

PC
PCDC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the brunch. It's a lovely restaurant and the food was delicious. That said, the Tabbouleh salad that was ordered was a very small portion size for the cost. It would be nice if it could have been a little larger and come with at least a piece of pita bread. There's no option of adding on any extras or dips, so its not very satisfying as a main.

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Unsatisfied2
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Typical king west restaurant atmosphere one’s expect

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Anonynous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shook offers a fantastic take on modern Middle Eastern cuisine, with tapa-style plates. Overall, the food, service, and ambience exceeded my expectations.

The food: great presentation and plating; every dish was tasty, aromatic, flavorful, fresh, and well-spiced. I tried the halloumi, falafel, and hummus (with freshly baked pita). There was a palpable difference in quality compared to other standard Middle Eastern cuisine I have tried; it was an elevated sensory experience.

The service: staff seemed knowledgeable about the menu and were personable. The food also arrived quickly. The water refills were slow, but this is a minor complaint.

The ambience: this is an intimate setting. The open kitchen is the centerpiece with a beautiful, towering bar as the backdrop. There are high ceilings with dimly lit, elegant light fixtures. The dining floor is quiet with some ambient noise, great for a date or having a conversation with ease. The bathrooms are tiny and closet-sized. I found a faucet to have a loose, maybe broken handle and a much-too-small trash bin was overflowing. There could be some improvement there.

Verdict: If you like tapas and Middle Eastern food, Shook is the perfect marriage— a must try.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kat was our server. She was fabulous.
Food was delish. Cocktails so inspired!
We had a great night

HB
HannahB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails! Looking forward to coming back.

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BoyFromKarrada
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place, we enjoyed it a lot! Food was amazing, especially the eggplant schnitzel.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great bartenders!

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PradeepK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice place, however I wish they had a much better choices of menu. There are hardly any choices looking for something different. Like for instance they only have one rice based dish and only one kind of bread which limits extremely and that too when it comes to vegetarian choices. Prices are a tad bit expensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent!

SR
ShemerR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, attentive servers, beautiful surroundings. Well done!

Shook Kitchen
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate it and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience! We hope to be able to host you again soon. Have a wonderful day!

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RockLobstah
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. They've caught lightning in a bottle here. I'm not a vegetarian but there's nothing on the menu that isn't delicious. Also one of the strongest bars in town with an amazing bar manager who never fails to make the most balanced drinks.

The hummus and pita have set a new standard for quality in this town.

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NathanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. I loved how the kitchen was opened to the dining room so I know that the food is being made fresh

Shook Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for the review Nathan, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful evening!

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LisaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time coming to Shook, and the food was just as good as the first time! We sat at the patio, and the heaters were all out of propane but the quality of food and the friendliness of the server outshined the cold. Would definitely go back for more!

Shook Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review Lisa, and I am sorry about the lack of propane on your visit. Happy to hear it didn't affect your visit. I will also pass along your positive comments to your server that evening. Have a wonderful day.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Shook Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Shook! We hope to have you back soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !! The egg specialty collection is amazing

Shook Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It means a lot to us. Have a wonderful weekend and we hope to be able to host you again another day.

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ItsSaj
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian brunch spot for ovolactovegetarians

Shook Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! It means a lot to us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to be able to host you again soon.

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June2019
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special shout out to Santana! She's just the best! I don't think people pay attention to the notes I add when making reservations. Santana did. Very much appreciated! Food was great, very flavourful!

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elogia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was really nice and well portioned. I was thoroughly stuffed after a collection of dishes. Wonderful flavours throughout.

However the music was terrible and too loud along with not enough light in our corner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

FAQs

Shook Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 484-7476.

Shook Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.