A Mediterranean Beauty From the Cookshop and Vic's Folks

Shuka Is Just That

By Ilana Dadras ·
Photo: Oleg March

The team behind Cookshop and Vic's strikes again.

This time, with a spacious and attractive Mediterranean spot, now open in Soho. 

And how we love it when they strike.

The place we speak of is called Shuka, an all-day beauty you'll find in place of Hundred Acres behind that sky blue facade on MacDougal. You'll notice the space looks a bit different: more blue accents, more Moroccan-inspired tiles and pillows, more groups of friends joyfully passing plates of mezze and kebab platters. That didn't happen here before. 

See, it's a big space: birthday-appropriate, double or triple date-appropriate, other various group outings-appropriate. Maybe you're here for something like that. In any case, take a seat. Start with a Monaco (rum, pomegranate, fennel syrup, lemon, vemouth, prosecco), or keep it simple yet still somewhat interesting with a Cairo (neat rye with date syrup). Note the wine list is also significant.

Now, once everyone's good on the drinks front, let the mezze and small plates start flowing: tomato and peaches with tunisian-spiced tahini, lamb tartare with coriander and harissa, platters of chorizo with fig mostarda and grilled crostini. Perhaps some beet hummus and whipped feta with pistachio. Perhaps a platter of sirloin steak kebabs or tagine with spiced lamb meatballs. We could go on, but instead we'll leave you with this menu.

Some photos, too, for good measure.

Ilana Dadras

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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