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Tjing Tjing Torii

Tjing Tjing Torii
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Cost
R85 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Coffee, Groups, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Japanese, Modern
Payment
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Corkage
R80 first bottle and R160 per bottle thereafter

Owners description

On the ground floor, Torii offers casual Japanese food from yokocho (street food alleys) in a space inspired by the multiple layers of old and modern Tokyo.

Dishes range from traditional Japanese breakfast, bento and sando boxes, tempura temaki, steamed hirata buns, yakitori and gyoza along with more substantial ramen or rice bowls and our famous Atsui Dog. Don't miss the playful selection of mochi, Japanese cheesecake, fluffy soufflé pancakes & taiyaki. Torii bar provides sake, local and Japanese beer, and our own Tjing Tjing red and white wines in collaboration with David & Nadia Wines.

User reviews

  • Have you ever stepped into a place and completely forgotten where you were? Like it sent you into a alternative city and time zone? Well this is what it's like when you step into Tjing Tjing and more specifically Torii. We arranged a staff lunch here last Friday, and not for one second were we sorry. The menu boasts various Japanese street foods and everything I placed in my mouth was delicious. From the pork steamed buns, to the hot wings, to the pork ribs, to the chicken yakitori, to the dumplings, to the miso butter for the roasted corn...(yup I ordered all of those), you can't go wrong. Do yourself a favour, stop ordering average asian takeaways, and treat yourself to something delicious and authentic. 10/10
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  • Food is amazing here. Japanese flavors and the best cocktails in Cape Town. The one thing that did not work well, is that the food came out in stages. Some people in our group had 3 bites before them and were done with 2 before one of the other peoples food came out and she only ordered 1 bite. Still good service otherwise and really enjoyed the ambience
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  • Wow wow wow What an amazing restaurant! The food was out of this world!!! The trout tempura hand roll was my favorite!!! I wanted to cry of joy while I was eating! The flavors was magical!!! The desert we had was the cheese cake... wow wow wow! I was super impressed and never had such a wonderful experience at a restaurant! Can’t stop talking about the food!! Thank you all for the awesome and friendly service
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  • What a spot! Torii was recommended by a friend with very high standards and I am so glad we took her advice. The best dishes of the night were triple fried hot wings, the pork belly hirata and the Atsui Dog but everything we ate was excellent. The service was great, and the reasonably priced house wine, the Red Blend from David & Nadia, was delicious. I suspect this little spot will become a bit of a regular for me.
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  • Accidentally stumbled across Tjing Tjing while looking for a place for dinner and now continuously return. Will recommend them to anyone who will listen. The food is absolutely amazing! Their steamed buns and pan - fried dumplings are a must!
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  • Amazing.
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  • I had a dinner party for my birthday at Torii. We were a large group of 12 people but the service was great! The atmosphere is so lively and funky. The waitress was friendly and helpful and was the food is experimental, different, unique, special and delicious. I recommend ordering the mochi (doughnuts) and Jappadog. The restaurant and food is definitely one of a kind! We took so many photos with the interesting and cool Japanese inspired interior. I had a such a lovely night and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves - definitely recommend!
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  • Tjing Tjing Torii is The food was incredible, the waitrons attentive and hospitable; and every piece of food that came out of the kitchen was considered and delicious. Both bao - the duck and pork belly - were so airy, juicy, and complex in flavour. I loved the edamame beans too; simple but delicious! The cheesecake had an excellent wobble, with the sweetness delicately balanced by the salty miso-caramel. But the dango is definitely my desert of choice. I love that each time we return, there is something new and exciting on the menu. Christi and her team are masters of flavour, and I can not recommend Torii enough.
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  • Absolute gem of a place! Having to visit Cape Town from London frequently, this is one of the few places that provides you with an International feel. It is ultra cool without trying to be (which is near impossible to find in most cities): they’ve created wonderful Japanese food that is accompanied by incredibly well thought out drinks and music. Suits me as a great restaurant or the best bar in Cape Town. Oozes style without being pretentious.
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  • Beautifull Japanese experience, excellent music @ Tjong Tjing
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  • What a special treat to visit Torri. Excellence in execution for this restaurant!! Beautiful decor with incredible attention to detail. Fantastic menu with amazing unique flavours. Loved it
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  • What an absolute treat of a Japanese experience - the ambience is super authentic, the service is superb, and the food is just unbelievable. We ordered a selection off the menu (how does anyone choose just one thing?!) and each course that came was tastier than the next! The deep fried hand roll was a standout, with a unique take on a classic that completely transformed its texture and taste to another level of deliciousness. We also got snuck a secret taster of a potential new menu item and were blown away - we will have to keep coming back as new amazing plates are invented by Christi and her team!
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  • Delicious Asian food (best to order a few dishes and share) in an amazing space with a really good selection of different wines. We will be back for the dessert!
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  • Each time we visit Tjing Tjing Torii we have the best time. The food is amazing and the staff are the friendliest. Love the atmosphere and styling. One of our top 5 restaurants in Cape Town and definitely our favourite Asian Restaurant.
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  • This was one of the best Japanese experiences I’ve had out side of Japan. Absolutely mind blowing food, the meat dish with the different types of wagyu got me all squeamish until I tried it and it was easily the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth... in all seriousness this is proper Japanese food done properly. If you’ve been you know. If you haven’t, consider yourself told.
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  • Tjing Tjing Torii is one of my favourite places in Cape Town! The best strategy is to order a bunch of stuff from the menu and share. My favourites: Chicken and spring onion Yakitori, Trout Tempura Temaki, Gyoza, Sticky pork belly Hirata and the Chirashi Don bowl. Oh and don’t forget about the Japenese cheesecake with miso caramel! Yum! I highly recommend pairing with a bottle of the Tjing Tjing house wine. If you find yourself there before 3pm be sure to try the Croque Monsieur, it is a must have for any bread lover! Torii is also the most beautiful restaurant in Cape Town and the perfect spot for adding a photo of two to your Instagram story!
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  • On a recent visit to Cape Town with a group of friends, we dined at various popular restaurants. Tjing Tjing Torii came out TOPS! If you are a foodie, I can highly recommend this restaurant. It is truely something different and the food is presented in a quirky way. The flavours complement well and do try the funky japanese cocktails! Highly recommended.
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  • Where do I begin? This restaurant takes Asian Fusion cuisine to a whole new level of amazing! We came here for my birthday dinner and I was absolutely blown away. Not just by the food, but also by the service. Our wine was topped up when it was low, we weren't interrupted when we were in deep conversation and our food arrived perfectly timed. When they found out it was my birthday, the chef sent up the simply divine cheesecake. The vibe is relaxed, but with an element of sophistication, and the decor matches. I will be going here again, again - there's just too many wonderful things left on the menu to try!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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