Fodor's Expert Review Tjing Tjing Tori
Tjing Tjing House is a four-venue Japanese cuisine marvel that shares skilled chefs and bartenders, great design style, and a 200-year-old heritage building in the heart of Cape Town. On the ground floor you have Torii, serving meals and snacks comprised of crowd-pleasing Japanese bar food—think deep-fried sushi rice, excellent tempura, baos, hot-dogs, and karaage chicken; there's also a rooftop bar and the excellent and more high-end Momiji, which serves refined tasting style menus on the middle floor. Next to Momiji is a sophisticated lounge bar, where you can enjoy cocktails and a range of Japanese whiskeys. Midnight blue walls and white floors are offset by sparkling chandeliers and graphics that aim to combine hints of both old and modern Tokyo. Service is friendly and efficient (in fact you may want them to slow things down if you plan to linger), and the cocktails are fantastic (note the bar upstairs). Mochi Mochi is a recent 5th addition to the venue, found next to Torii, a cafe serving great coffee, simple sandwiches, and all sorts of flavors and types of mochis.
165 Longmarket St.
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
- Friendly and efficient service
- Fantastic cocktails
- Romantic atmosphere