Launched in April 2011, La Shuk aspires to bring the authentic food of Jaffa in the 1960s and 1970s to the very heart of the Tel Aviv – Zina Dizengoff Square.
You'll see our dream reflected in every aspect of the restaurant. Careful design of the eclectic range of items, the music mix that expresses the Jaffa spirit at that period, and the culinary concept – aiming at a contemporary interpretation of the raw materials and foods that symbolize Jaffa.
Our open kitchen allows diners to watch the process of preparing dishes like kubaniyeh, citrus & root vegetable salad, hraymi with Shoshka peppers, fish on aubergine, and spicy tomatoes with labaneh. We serve laffa bread that's baked in-house, and you can order with it cauliflower with tahini, hot shipka peppers, egg and tahini, chicken hearts, onions, harissa or shrimps mashwiya.
Our desserts are made by the Al Moutran Confectionery and Bakery in Jaffa – knafeh, malabi, and an assortment of confectionery that changes daily.
La Shuk is located in a vaulted building that is slated for preservation, on the south-eastern corner of Dizengoff square. The restaurant's Jaffa character blends perfectly with the building's curved corners and high ceilings. Recent renovations exposed a wall made of bricks with shells was exposed – and it has been left untouched, enhancing the restaurant's authentic feel. In the restaurant's courtyard, on Dizengoff Street, the pavement is covered with carpets and old-fashioned chairs – creating a blend between the laidback Jaffa atmosphere and the tumult of Tel Aviv's streets. La Shuk's customers adore this mixture of time and place.
We have a separate floor for small private events (up to 10 people), and a large bar with 14 seats, overlooking the open kitchen.
La Shuk opens in the late morning, and serves a varied breakfast menu. At night we remain open until the final customer, and we are open on Fridays and Saturdays, as well.