by Daryll Williams | November 1, 2019
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Chapter 7: Asian

Cape Town brims with places specialising in dim sum, sushi, chow mein and Peking duck. Whether it’s a multi-course dinner you’re after or a quick bite to eat, the Mother City has you sorted.

 

Bombay Brasserie


Cape Town’s most elegant dining room also happens to serve the city’s most mouth-watering meals, which are all skillfully prepared using traditional ingredients.

Why go?

Offering an opulent, yet classic, setting, the restaurant indulges in a glittering atmosphere and an Indian-inspired menu created by world-renowned Chefs from India.

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Bombay Brasserie

Photograph: Bombay Brasserie


Momiji – Tjing Tjing


As the latest addition to Tjing Tjing’s three-level Japanese dining concept, Momiji is inspired by the structure and detail of a classic Japanese kaiseki menu, with the food veering towards fine dining with a Tokyo twist.

Why go?

The sophisticated, minimalist décor exudes traditional Japanese elegance and makes for the perfect fine-dining backdrop in this one-of-a-kind space.

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Momiji Tjing Tjing

Photograph: Momiji – Tjing Tjing


Thali


Thali takes you on a visual journey where intricate postcard art, kaleidoscopic patterns, vibrant colour and Indian intrigue abound. The interiors and garden area make for an exotic and unique eating experience.

Why go?

The menu doesn’t conform to conventional Indian cuisine, but incorporates traditional ingredients and techniques to make for some exquisite Indian-fusion.

Details

  • a: 3 Park Rd, Cape Town
  • t: +27 21 286 2110
  • w: www.chefswarehouse.co.za/thali
  • h: Monday—Thursday: 5pm–9.30pm, Friday—Saturday: 12pm–2.30pm, 5pm–9.30pm

Photograph: Thali


Torii – Tjing Tjing


You’ll find this brightly coloured street-food joint at street level, where the electrifying, Harajuku-inspired décor reflects the palate-popping menu.

Why go?

This is the perfect place to grab a glass of Tjing Tjing’s signature house wines and catch up on life with friends—the ideal spot when you’re looking to hide away from the bustle of the rooftop bar upstairs.

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Photograph: Torii – Tjing Tjing


YU at The Onyx


Slick, downtown influence makes up YU’s contemporary take on Asian dining, which sits in the upmarket, New-York inspired Onyx Hotel.

Why go?

Look out for interesting textures, Japanese matchbox art and an eclectic octopus mural.

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Photograph: YU at The Onyx

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Featured image credit: Valentin B. Kremer