Shukette
Photo by Clay Williams

Shukette

New York
Middle Eastern Restaurant
$$$$
Available for Reservations

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As the sister spot to Shuka, Shukette is from The Bowery Group (Cookshop, Rosie’s, Vic’s) and chef/partner Ayesha Nurdjaja, and focuses on cuisine found in the Levant. The restaurant’s energetic (yet laid-back) vibe makes for a memorable outing, and here, the visuals of each dish pop—the design, interior, and plateware are bright and colorful; and different menu sections even have cheeky titles like “When You Dip, I Dip, We Rip,” (those are for spreads and dip, btw). The Mediterranean food here is too good to enjoy alone, so definitely go with your crew for signature dishes like the Joojeh Chicken marinated in saffron yogurt; along with house-baked breads; market-driven small plates; and charcoal grilled protein. For dessert, end your night with the sole option: The Mic Drop Tahini Soft Serve.

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From the team behind Mediterranean favorite Shuka, this energetic offshoot has all the dips, charcoal grilled meat, and pita one would expect. In a section playfully called “the mic drop,” the restaurant’s lone dessert is oat milk soft serve. The dessert stays true to the rest of Shukette’s flavor profiles and comes in a tahini flavor topped with halva floss, hazelnuts, and in-season sour cherries.

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