This restaurant isn’t by the beach, but it was inspired by one. Anna Nagar’s latest foodie offering catches your eye immediately with the name on luminescent signboard — Shaack! “I knew from the very beginning that’s what I wanted to call it,” smiles co-owner and IT professional, Dominic Prabhu at the restaurant opening. He elaborates, “Every time I took a trip to Goa and had a bite to eat on the beach...I knew that was the kind of ambience I wanted to create with my restaurant.” But don’t judge it by its rather modest name until you take a look inside.
With candle-lit tables and wooden flooring, it appears to have a rather luxe appeal on first glance. Then you look up, and see the added ‘shaack’ elements — square panels of looped rope make up the ceiling, interspersed with panels of glass for the ultra-mod effect. All in all, it ain’t your average shack.
Promising authentic Thai street flavours, all-out pan Asian cuisine and a live pasta counter, the restaurant certainly stands out from Anna Nagar’s sea of South Indian joints. “And that’s why we decided on this menu,” explains Dominic’s partner in the business, Deepak Williams. But Dominic, who incidentally also runs an Indian restaurant in the UK, insists that there is one desi dish they simply could not do without. “You’ve got to have biryani at a Chennai restaurant.” he says. And adds with a laugh, “I don’t think you can survive here without it!”
Shaack is located at KG Galaxy, (Above Fab India), F-36, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar East. The owners plan to open a second outlet at Besant Nagar soon.