Shakshuka

4.3
60 reviews
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€30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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).
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AS
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the most homely, authentic and hospitable place to dine out! Food is excellent!

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HC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit to Shakshuka and it was as enjoyable as the first. The waitstaff were charming and helpful, the ambience is great, and the choice of dishes is good, allowing for all tastes (1 vegetarian, 1 pescatarian and 3 omnivores). All in all I'd recommend it.

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B
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Second visit to this lovely little restaurant - food great, service fast and friendly, good value, love BYOB (small corkage fee) - only complaint was that the place was rather chilly on a wintry evening....

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a
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food well worth a visit. Delicious homemade Baklava...

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was very cold. Kept having to close the door and sat beside the window and had to keep coat on

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AP
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little restaurant, with nice authentic food, nice ambiance and good service.

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O
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Palestinian and Middle Eastern food, maybe the best in Dublin! Always love to come here. Great menu and friendly staff.

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JW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We are regulars at Shakshuka over the years and really like the food. This time we noticed however that the menu has changed and the prices have gone up quite a bit. Also the old menu with the old prices is still displayed in the window, or at least it was when we were there last. It was a bit chilly but the guy said they were installing new heaters. The food is lovely as is the service however.

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience great value

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super local favourite with tasty healthy Palestinian food served by lovely staff - very reasonably priced and byob with low corkage!

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NB
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service, food was tasty and seemed all freshly made and using good quality ingredients. Good service. Slightly cramped seating, found it a bit on cold side but it was a cold night.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. attentive but inobtrusive waiter. Glad it was a quiet night cos its quite a small place. Lovely evening and great value.

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KT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food in a fun, lively atmosphere - will go back again and again!

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SJ
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely place and great food

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a
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant ambience. Always love the experience here :)

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great meal as always. A lovely selection of mezze and equally tasty main courses. We always order too much but it makes lunch time something to really look forward to the next day. Brilliant staff and gorgeous decor make Shakshuka one of our favourite places to go for a never-fail casual dinner. Just fabulous.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, tasty and authentic food at very reasonable prices.

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D
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

This restaurant used to be exceptional when it was still 'Little Jerusalem' (under previous ownership?).
Unfortunately the quality of the food has deteriorated while prices have gone up considerably. Set menues are overpriced. All plates now dominated by a hug pile of rice and rather little of the actual dish. Presentation of food is poor. Would not go again

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FC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice good. Falafel was a bit dry and have had nicer hallomi but everything else was very tasty. Service was very good

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AF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had such a good time here. I had rad mixed reviews & I was a bit nervous. The food was AMAZING. We went for halloumi salad to start and lamb koftas for main. Delicious. Even the salads were great. And its byo so great value. Staff were lovely too despite being run off their feet. Totally recommend!

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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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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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AM
3 reviews
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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