Fodor's Expert Review Cheyne's
Serving Pacific Rim cuisine from a funky little location in Hout Bay, Cheyne's is the place to go for inventive, pan-Asian small plates. The menu changes entirely each season but is generally divided into the categories of sea, land, earth, and happy endings. Plates are appetizer-size, and some winners include the chili-salt squid with shichimi spice and smoked salt; Mumbai-style chili beef with cardamom, ginger, and toasted coconut flakes; and the oddly named but insanely good deep-fried milk flavored with green chili and lemongrass. Addictive tastes, friendly service, and the graffiti-artist-meets-magazine-stylist interior have ensured that this unique and vibey joint is fully booked most weekends.
Hout Bay, Western Cape 7806, South Africa
- Fun and intensely flavored pan-Asian cuisine
- Vibey graffiti-mural interior