Shakshuka

4.4
40 reviews
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€30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Healthy
Shakshuka is a traditional Palestinian dish of eggs baked in a tomato sauce. The origin of the word shakshuka is debated, but most likely it comes from the Arabic for "mixture," and the dish itself probably got its start as just that: a mixture of odds and ends cooked in a pan, or a tagine with eggs. Anybody from the Middle East will lightened up, if you mention you are having Shakshuka: it’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner served with lots of pita bread.
We offer fresh, authentic, rustic Palestinian & Middle Eastern food with a hint of the Mediterranean. Pomegranate, sumac, almonds, za’atar, mint, lemons, figs, pine nuts all add to the smell of real Palestinian food, that you can enjoy in our eclectic restaurant. The décor is based on a Bedouin tent merged with pieces from “one thousand and one nights” (and no we do not have a flying carpet).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 17:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
(01) 497 8805
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Abraham Phelan
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Rathgar Road (Lower Rathmines Road)
Additional
Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MR
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely meal, very pleasant service and good food, most enjoyable, looking forward to the next occasion.

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AH
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We’ve been many times as we love the food, but a small criticism this time is that we just wanted Mezze. You have to order a minimum of eight dishes, which actually means ELEVEN plates arriving at once. Totally unworkable on a small table and too much food for two people. You live and learn.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We went in there for the first time as we were in Dublin for a few days and we were pleasently surprised! The staff was really nice and very friendly. The price of the food was an outstanding for the amount of food that we were given! I can't wait to go back to Dublin just to try out another dish from their menu! 5 out of 5!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely night at this restaurant. Food was delicious and service faultless. BYOB is always an added bonus. Very cosy and lovely atmosphere. Would recommend.

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LI
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Booked for a party of 4 for 18/8/18 @ 19:30. While there was a mixup with my online booking and our booking was rescheduled it was so worth the wait. The food and service could only be described as superb.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for Palestinian/Lebanese cuisine and I would seriously recommend everyone try it as I'm relatively new to this cuisine but it's now my favourite. Shakshuka is an absolute gem.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good overall except that despite getting a confirmation email from Open table the restaurant did not know I was coming or had a reservation! Took a while to sort out but that was the only complaint I would have.

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m
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous. Best Middle Eastern food I've had outside Lebanon

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ME
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable prices for the context. A bit limited space but that's also character. Overall a great experience!

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GT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

After previous visit suggested we met friends in this restaurant. We had really enjoyed our previous meal. On this occasion food was not as good. Salads looked a bit jaded. Portions small and overall a disappointment. Perhaps the chef had a night off but after recommending it to our friends we were disappointed.

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AH
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I lived in Palestine and Syria, and miss the Middle East, so it’s lovely to experience the warm welcome and delicious food of the region In this restaurant.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very impressed with food, staff and location. Definitely will be going there shortly.

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B
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fine little restaurant with perfectly presented dishes.

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food here at Shakshuka. Couldn’t recommend it enough and can’t wait to go back!

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c
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Shakshuka is a lovely place in Rathmines, the waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. We will be back.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very fine Palestinian dishes, great knafeh. Perfect service, very kind owners.

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AH
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second visit and it’s already become a favourite. We lived in the Middle East for two years and miss it, so the food and warm welcome here takes us back those happy days. An authentic experience.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time to dine at this restaurant. I brought 6 friends with me this time. Every one of us were in agreement with this review. - Wonderful food. Full of fantastic flavours. Lovely friendly atmosphere and extremely good value for money. Looking forward to returning very soon.

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h
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, byo and staff were friendly. We really enjoyed our meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, great value (and it's BYOB) and staff were really nice.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice cosy place, staff more than welcoming and helpful.the food was super nice..recommended to friends already and definitely going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My first time in Shakshuka was for a very special occasion for me. A first date of sorts but with someone I knew well and knew that we both value good food and good service. Our only regret about our visit was that it was too short as we had booked the cinema for later without realising how much we would enjoy losing track of time in a wonderfully cosy space. The food was gorgeous but the service was really special. I had mentioned that if they had a 'romantic table' that would be great. It's a small space so their options were limited but we were seated at a nice table and received attentive service throughout the evening despite it being very busy. Even the cucumbers were cut in the shape of hearts and as we left we sensed that everyone from the front of house to the kitchen was interested in whether the date went well. It did and we will definitely be back!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a great find - food is very tasty with a good varied menu, its also BYOB which is great.
It is small and luckily I was at a table that wasn't along the walk way but thats the only fault - for the price, its definitely worth the visit

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal at Shakshuka (Jan'18). Very nice atmosphere, great service, delicious food, big portions and BYO.... what more could you ask for!! Will definitely be going back.

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j
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was great and I like the BYOW concept. Service was a bit slow unfortunately. We sat close to the door and unfortunately the door doesn't close automatically and people just come in and don't close the door properly .. the guy seated closest to the door had to constantly get up and close the door because otherwise it was too cold. This isn't really acceptable and they should fix their door to make it automatically close.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific food and staff, best Middle Eastern food in Dublin!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a family evening here and couldn't have asked for more. Great setting, food was delicious and services was great. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant. The food is so tasty and healthy at the same time. It is very reasonably priced and we will definitely visit again.

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AH
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food Was wonderful service a little scatty will go again!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was outstanding with everything. Service, food and hospitality. The ambiance is just so homly and cozy.

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N
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant and friendly staff; portions are a but small.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were lovely to us. The food was fresh and very good. The atmosphere is chilled and we had a very enjoyable evening that was not expensive.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant was really cozy. It really caught that feel of dining in the Middle East. Food was equally amazing, and with the voucher, it really was a great deal.

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had never been here before but we will be back. Great service, great food and a traditional feel to it all. Well worth a visit. Lots of regulars were there as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great customer service, nice little restaurant. Felt welcome

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't really fault it! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, and the BYOB policy makes for a very reasonably priced night out 😊

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MF
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant deserves more business. Its tucked away out of sight off the main street in Rathmines. The food is really good & authentic and the value excellent. No wine licence but you can BYOB.

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, lots of variety and warm friendly staff. Very accommodating of GF diet and very reasonably priced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent middle eastern food, good location, nice setting

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really good food and the staff are very friendly as well

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Starter was excellent.
Mains was good too.
Backlava for dessert was not fresh pastry, so was a disappointment.
Service was pleasant and attentive, however our table was cleared very quickly, leaving us little time to chill down after our meal. It was only 8.30pm!!

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