Shanik ("SHAW-nuk") is a new Indian restaurant in South Lake Union from Meeru Dhalwala, the owner of Vancouver BC's much celebrated Vij's. The food is very good -- a shift further from traditional preparations than Vij's, from what I have heard. However, the pretty bar at the rear is wine and beer only and basically just a waiting area for the restaurant. I would like to see it grow into something more -- I liked the food quite a bit, but this is a bar blog, and it's almost to be expected now that any high reputation restaurant with a bar at all is going to have to feature some pretty solid craft cocktail options. At least for now it is a good place for dinner, but you'll want to slip over to Re:public for a nightcap.
Est. Dec 5, 2012 - Closed Mar 21, 2015 - Building constructed 2011
Previous bars in this location: None known
Web site: shanikrestaurant.com
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