Restaurant Posts
By Daryll Williams | March 2, 2024

Chapter 7: Multi-National Cuisines

Cape Town is filled to the brim with multi-national cuisines with restaurants specialising in dim sum, sushi, pho, moussaka and many more! 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.

Serving choice Indian dishes & wine in an intimate chandelier-lit dining room, Image Credit: Bombay Brasserie

Details

a: The Taj Hotel, 1 Wale St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 819 2000
w: tajhotels.com
h: Monday to Sunday, 16h00 – 22h30


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.

Offers understated space showcasing their talented kitchen team's creativity, Image Credit: Momiji – Tjing Tjing

Details

a: 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 422 4374
w: tjingtjing.co.za/momiji-2
h: Saturday, 18h00 until late


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.

Contemporary Indian restaurant around the concept of "thali", Image Credit: Thali

Details

a: 3 Park Rd, Gardens
t: +27 21 286 2110
w: chefswarehouse.co.za/thali
h: Monday to Saturday, 17h00 – 21h30


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.

Offering modern Japanese culture and cuisine, Image Credit: Torii – Tjing Tjing

Details

a: 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town
t: +27 21 422 4374
w: tjingtjing.co.za/torii-2
h: Tuesday to Saturday, 12h00 – 22h00


Nobu

No stranger to international culinary influences, Nobu dishes up classical Japanese cuisine served with a contemporary Peruvian twist.

Why go?

Nobu’s one and only African outpost sits in a vast, modern space within in the Waterfront’s One&Only resort. The plush, pared-down décor and delectable sharing platters make dining here a swanky and sophisticated affair.

Fresh creations and masterful Japanese-Peruvian cuisine at Nobu

Fresh creations and masterful Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, Image Credit: Nobu

Details

a: One&Only, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
w: oneandonlyresorts.com/cape-town/dining/nobu
t: +27 21 431 5888
e: Restaurant.Reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com
h: Monday to Sunday, 18h00 – 21h45


Maria’s Greek

Open since the 1950's! Maria's is one of Cape Town's oldest and most loved restaurants. Situated on charming Dunkley Square in the old part of the city, loyal guests return for lunches, dinners, mezes, baklava, chunky Greek salads, and other favourites.

Why go?

This warm and comfortable taverna-style eatery serves hearty, flavour-packed Greek food that takes no prisoners, and has been doing so for years. The food is organic, green and free-range where possible.

Flavour-packed Greek food at Maria's Greek Café

Flavour-packed Greek food, Image Credit: Maria's Greek Café

Details

a: 31 Barnet Street, Dunkley Square, Gardens
t: +27 21 461 3333
w: facebook.com/MariasGreekCafe
h: Monday, 11h00 – 22h00; Tuesday to Saturday, 08h30 – 22h00; Sunday, 10h00 – 16h00


Featured image credit: Valentin B. Kremer

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