Shamarkanda glows like a welcoming light near San Juan in the north of the island. This enchanting Ibiza restaurant takes its essence from its namesake, a colourful city located in Central Asia that was a cultural crossroads along the Silk Road. Like the city, the restaurant is a harmonious blend of cultures, flavours and styles – perfectly suited to the bohemian internationalism of Ibiza. The vibe envelops all five senses, creating an atmosphere of relaxed experimentation and comforting familiarity at once.
Set in a beautiful olive grove with the forest rising above, Shamarkanda is a harmonious coming together of all the elements that makes Ibiza special – good food, good music and good people. Sticking to its namesake’s legacy, the Shamarkanda menu is a soulful collection of dishes from across the globe dancing between cultures, flavours and textures to create a unique culinary experience.
Bursting with colour, the Shamarkanda ceviche carries a light kick, making it perfect with a passionfruit mojito. Fluffy Bao buns contain cross-continent flavour bombs with slow cooked pork belly and tonkatsu sauce, prawns with a creamy shrimp béarnaise, and smoked tofu with red miso mayonnaise. The restaurant’s take on the California roll is topped with salmon flambéed at the table and the beef sitting on mashed yucca melts in the mouth and comes with roasted vegetables, many of which are picked right from the rich Ibiza soil next to the Ibiza restaurant.
Salads and vegan dishes are scattered right through the menu and are as innovative and flavoursome as the rest of the offerings. A carefully curated wine list contains classics along with more unusual drops from small producers and the cocktail menu is simply ingenious. There’s a place for everyone at this egalitarian Ibiza restaurant. With an interior dining room, fresh outdoor terrace, garden and dedicated children’s playground, Shamarkanda truly makes everyone feel at home.