Malka is a kosher restaurant located at 161 W 72nd Street in Manhattan, New York City. After years of waiting, Malka will be Eyal Shani’s first kosher restaurant in New York City, and the first Malka outside of Tel Aviv.
For Eyal Shani, “opening a kosher restaurant is the most natural thing in the world. Every day I bow to the divine creation in my own way - sometimes it's called zucchini and sometimes it's called lettuce. But there were many people who could not eat my food - food that I have been making for years - for kosher reasons. They would look at it from the side and would like to lick it. In Judaism they say that kosher is a limitation, but this limitation produces wonderful forms of food.”
ABOUT EYAL SHANI
Chef Eyal Shani was born in Jerusalem in 1959. His culinary passion was first instilled in him by his grandfather, an agronomist and a dedicated vegan, who exposed him to local markets, fields, and vineyards from a young age. In 1989, he opened his first restaurant "Oceanus" in his home town of Jerusalem. There, he developed a unique culinary language based on regional Mediterranean products: olive oil, fish, tahini, fresh seasonal vegetables and of course, the tomato.
Joined by his partner, Shahar Segal, the duo operates HaSalon, North Abraxas, North Miznon, Lilienblum, SHMONÉ, Bella, Miznon, Port Sa'id, Romano, Mirage, Malka, Dvorah and their sister restaurants around the globe.
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kosher Certification is the stamp of kosher approval by a rabbinic Agency verifying they have checked the products ingredients, production facility and actual production to ensure all ingredients, derivatives, tools and machinery have no trace of non kosher substances. The Kosher Certified symbol assures consumers that both the actual product and its production adhere to all Kosher Law requirements.
For more information, please see oukosher.org.
Of course! All people are welcome at Malka. While our food is kosher, there will be many of the same staples from North Miznon like the branzino, focaccia and more.
Malka is very different from HaSalon. However, if you join us on the later side for dinner you will feel the high energy of Tel Aviv - right here in New York City.
Yes, prix-fixe dining is available for groups of any size, and required for parties of 10-16. Check out our sample prix-fixe menu here. To make a prix-fixe reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parties of 17+ are invited to contact our events department at email@example.com. For more information about events, please see our Private Dining page.
Yes, all of the wines on our list are kosher. More specifically, all of the wines on our list are mevushal.
Mevushal wines, despite literally translating to "boiled" in Hebrew, are typically flash-pasteurized to meet rabbinical requirements without harming the wine. This process makes the wine less susceptible to ritual restrictions, allowing anyone, regardless of their religion, to open a bottle and maintain its kosher status. Non-mevushal wines, in contrast, require handling by Sabbath-observant Jews due to their greater religious sensitivity.
After many years of preparing delicious food and meeting incredible people, North Miznon has closed. If and when we open North Miznon in another space, we will make an announcement.
Eyal Shani is the chef of over 40 restaurants worldwide, including 8 here in New York City. Along with Malka, we have HaSalon, SHMONÉ, Port Sa’id, Naked Tomato and Miznon locations in Chelsea Market, Hudson Yards, The Hugh and Times Square. There are only two Malkas in the world, the original in Tel Aviv and the newest one here in NYC.
Each day at 10am on Resy, reservations become available for 30 days out. If you'd like a reservation on a day that is already fully booked, please add yourself to the Resy Notify List - that way you'll be alerted if someone cancels, and have a chance to book the spot.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will trigger a cancellation fee of $25 per person.