Shoo Shoo - food spread
The Facts
NAME: Shoo Shoo
IT'S: A Middle Eastern restaurant in Nolita

15-11-2018

OPENED: November 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Shimon Maman with Albert Bitton and Sharon Hassan
DID YOU KNOW: Shoo Shoo is a term of endearment in Hebrew used to refer to an exclusive but inviting event or gathering
LOCATION: Nolita
ADDRESS: 371 Broome Street, NY 10013
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Spring Street
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Wednesday 5:30pm-10pm; Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 646-590-6800; Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Shoo Shoo

OPENED32 DAYS AGO

Middle Eastern restaurant Shoo Shoo opens in Nolita.

Brought to you by former 12 Chairs co-owner Shimon Maman with Albert Bitton and Sharon Hassan, Shoo Shoo serves Isreali favorites with a metropolitan twist.

Shoo Shoo - interior

The Spot:

Have a case of wanderlust? Save your money on an expensive flight and head straight to Nolita, where Shoo Shoo channels the energy of Tel Aviv’s bohemian café culture. Step inside and find an airy, inviting space made up of natural wood finishes, light tile and various shades of blue reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Can’t stay? There’s a (forth-coming) walk-up window outside to fill your belly with a sabich sandwich on-the-go, giving Middle Eastern neighbors Dez and Taïm some healthy competition.

Shoo Shoo - eggplant dish

The Food:  

With help of Israeli chefs Loren, Daniel and Narkis Alfi, Shoo Shoo gives classic Middle Eastern dishes a New York twist. Here, your falafel is made gluten-free, served on a plate with healthy condiments; the wittily-named “ShookShooka” comes with broiled housemade tahini; and a spicy lentil stew is decked with a large chunk of butternut squash. Another must-try menu item is the Arayes, a pita sandwich filled with your choice of meat (lamb or beef), tahini, roasted tomatoes, hot peppers, pickled onions and sumac.

Shoo Shoo-food spread

The Drinks:

 Complementing the modern-style menu, Dushan Zaric (of Employees Only) offers an array of inventive cocktails. Two cocktails are especially noteworthy, including the signature “Shoo Shoo Cocktail” (arak, St. Germain, blackberry purée), and “Distance and Elegance” (overproof bourbon, lemon, chamomile peppercorn, St. George Americano). If you’re not feeling for a cocktail, try beer and wine – sourced from the Mediterranean and locally – instead.

The Damage:

Dishes vary between $12 and $26; cocktails are priced at $14.

Shoo Shoo-dish

In a Nutshell:

Next time you find yourself overwhelmed with restaurant options in Nolita, give this new Middle Eastern spot a try. The sophistication, falafel and shoo shoo (the Hebrew term for endearment) makes for a solid night out with friends, family or even a romantic date.

Words by Marisa Petrarca

If you’re looking for other new places in the city, check out our interactive map with New York’s best new restaurants and bars. 

Featured image: Shoo Shoo

The Facts
NAME: Shoo Shoo
IT'S: A Middle Eastern restaurant in Nolita

15-11-2018

OPENED: November 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Shimon Maman with Albert Bitton and Sharon Hassan
DID YOU KNOW: Shoo Shoo is a term of endearment in Hebrew used to refer to an exclusive but inviting event or gathering
LOCATION: Nolita
ADDRESS: 371 Broome Street, NY 10013
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Spring Street
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Wednesday 5:30pm-10pm; Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 646-590-6800; Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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