October 2018

A Devilishly Good October

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Fall colors, pumpkin flavors and crisp air are just a few reasons why we think October is the best month of the year. Before hectic holiday schedules kick-in, come visit us at SHK for a little R&R in the form of mouthwatering food and cocktail specials, a new live music schedule and more.



If you love spicy cocktails and tequila is your poison, say hello to The Devil’s Nest, this month’s cocktail special created by our innovative bar team just in time for Halloween. The Devil’s Nest might sound evil but the flavors are angelic, featuring sweet ingredients like passion fruit puree, lime juice and a dash of grenadine. Staying true to its name, it also packs some fiery flavors with muddled jalapenos that are shaken with tequila. Chile “horns” as a garnish bring it to life.



There’s no denying our love for pumpkin and we’re bringing back a new rendition of last year’s popular Sweet Pumpkin Cakes; this time around, these treats are with red bean filling and pressed with one of our favorite Chinese symbols meaning “happiness.”



We’re bringing our obsession with Wheat Noodles to the next level this month by adding new toppings for you to choose from: Grandma’s Pork or Pickled Bean.

Noodle lovers, rejoice.



Every Thursday and Friday, join us for live music by Berklee School of Music alums taking center stage at Sumiao to bring revelers one of the most unique live music experiences in Cambridge, all to be enjoyed while sharing in traditional Hunanense food and drink with modern twists.

Follow us on social media for our updated live music schedule. We’re excited to have many returning artists this month, and we’re also welcoming a new jazz trio on October 12.

Complimentary admission; Thursdays & Fridays from 7:00pm-10:00pm.


We have the perfect space for cocktail parties, corporate outings, large holiday parties or any other special occasion you are planning this holiday season! With our unique layout, customized menus (because a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach!) and attentive staff, our event and meeting spaces are specifically tailored to make your special occasion one to remember. Our options include one private room with full A/V capabilities for up to 25 people; private dining for up to 24 people; full buy-outs for up to 252 people; and partial buy-outs for large groups.

Availability for the months of November and December fill up fast so give us a call today at (617) 945-0907 or fill out the contact form on our website.


Last month, WHERE Magazine asked a group of Boston influencers about their current snack obsessions and our friend, Matt Simko, personality behind @SimkoSays, gave us a shout-out & it’s only right to return the favor! Here’s what he had to say:

“Cool crispy cucumbers with spicy sesame chili oil sauce and a dash of vinegar at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen in Kendall Square are the perfect spicy snack. To cool down a little, pair it with their Perpetual Motion orange, elderflower, and mint cocktail.”