Bar Shuka is a restaurant and sake bar and the latest concept by the Ardinast brothers, located in the 25hours Hotel The Trip in Frankfurt. “Shuk” means “marketplace” an the restaurant pays homage to the oriental market, serving classic Middle Eastern flavours and dishes, which meet regional Frankfurt ingredients, with touches of Yiddish cooking.
The interior design concept reflects the harmonious clash between old and modern cultures. Up to 90 people can be seated in the restaurant, while the Patio Rosso (courtyard) accommodates 60. High-contrast materials say it all here: Taking centre stage is the large, open show kitchen finished in Spanish ornamental bricks, and counter tops made from Mármore Verde Guatemala connected to a chef’s table made from 400-year-old oak, at which bar stools by Atelier Haussmann Berlin sit. The walls are done in raw brick with plastered patina, the ceiling in Reseda green (the colour of classic ‘60s machinery), and the floor in blue-toned hexagonal cement tiles from India. Throughout the room, concrete pillars reveal fragments of the building’s structure. The lampshades are made out of baskets from Tunisia and mouth-blown glass pieces from the Czech Republic. Two large neon artworks on the wall spell out “Friends” in Hebrew and in Arabic.