SHUKAH draws upon Armenia food and its neighbouring influences, adding fun vibes, lip smackin' food, boutique wines and cheeky cocktails along the way - there's even our own brew Armenian lager to sweeten the deal.

SHUKAH is perfect for a cheeky cocktail and small bite, an intimate dining experience or an epic feast perfect for large party dining.

We have a seasonal cocktail menu, a boutique wine list to suit all tastes and a range of beers and spirits that'll be sure to keep your thirst quenched.

Tue to Sun 5:30pm - late
Fri to Sun 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Aret and Sasoon Arzadian opened contemporary Armenian restaurant Shukah in May 2017.

The bright, 52-seat interior at the Windsor restaurant is fine - it's the food that makes this place one of this year's best openings. Modern iterations of Armenian cuisine, outside of the homeland, are often literal melting pots of influences due to the spread of the diaspora, which left the country en masse after World War One.

Chef Garen Maskal (also Sezar, The Black Toro, and formerly of Ezard) has gathered flavours from all over Europe and the Middle East to create rustic, peasant-style dishes that seem somehow new and recognisable at the same time. The standout hummus is served with a volcanic oozing of sweet and nutty brown butter. Manti dumplings are classic Armenian - Maskal's toasty, crispy parcels are like little wontons stuffed with spiced lamb. The tender charred octopus, served with pistachio and olive salsa and a dollop of labne, is a must. The taste lingers with a question mark on the tip of your tongue. Greek? Turkish? Armenian? Who cares.

The trio behind the CBD's family run Armenian restaurant Sezar and The Black Toro in Glen Waverley have opened a third eatery in Windsor. Dubbed Shukah, it continues the family's focus on Armenian flavours - but you can expect a more casual vibe.

Shukah's menu combines Armenian food with European and other Middle Eastern influences. The centrepiece is a Mibrasa charcoal oven, which has been imported from Spain. From that, you'll be getting smoky, charry meats, fish and vegetables.

Matching them is a small 'punchy' wine list, including Lebanese, Georgian and Armenian drops, as well as a range of cocktails. On top of that, the team is collaborating with Brunswick's Kettle Green Brewing Co to come up with a unique beer that'll be light and floral to counter Shukah's spices.

Erika Lancini has taken care of the design, with pastel colours and, for seating, a mix of banquettes and high stools. A big picture window looks onto the street and there are plans to open a courtyard out the back in time for summer. The space at 104 Chapel Street, has room for 40 inside and a few outside.

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  104 Chapel Street,  Windsor 3181 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 9521 3858
104 Chapel Street, WindsorVictoria03 9521 3858

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