Nikkei Restaurant: A Fusion of Japanese and Peruvian Delights in Cape Town

Cape Town’s culinary landscape is renowned for its diversity and innovation, boasting an array of cuisines from around the globe. In a city where every corner offers a new gastronomic adventure, Nikkei Restaurant stands out as a beacon of creativity and flavour fusion.

Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, Nikkei Restaurant tantalizes taste buds with its unique blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, creating an unforgettable dining experience that marries tradition with innovation.

Helmed by the dynamic duo of chef Rikku O’Donnchu and chef Justin Barker, Nikkei Restaurant is a testament to their shared passion and expertise. Drawing inspiration from their respective culinary backgrounds, these talented chefs have crafted a menu that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavours found in both Japanese and Peruvian cuisine.

From the moment you step through the doors, Nikkei Restaurant transports you to another time and place. The elegant décor, with its high ceilings and lush greenery, pays homage to the glamour of the 1920s, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

The Menu at Nikkei Restaurant

But it’s the menu that truly steals the show. Fresh, vibrant, and bursting with flavour, each dish at Nikkei Restaurant tells a story of culinary craftsmanship. The set menus for two offer a tantalizing journey through the chef’s selection of courses, showcasing a diverse array of ingredients and techniques. From delicate seafood to succulent rib eye, every bite is a revelation.

For those seeking a more casual dining experience, Nikkei Restaurant offers a variety of options, from signature sushi rolls inspired by Japanese influence in Peru to delightful small plates of taste bites known as Piqueos. Traditional favorites like sashimi and nigiri share the spotlight with charcoal-grilled skewers and raw marinated delicacies.

And let’s not forget dessert. Indulge your sweet tooth with offerings like the White Lotus strawberry mousse or the Machu cheese cake, each bite more decadent than the last.

Nikkei also has a Pisco Hour special where it is half price on all pisco cocktails from Monday to Saturday from 4:00PM ‒ 5:30PM.

And another amazing deal is the sushi and sake specials on Sundays from 12pm ‒ 5:30pm, where it is R199 for a sushi platter (25 piece), and half price on all of their sake cocktails.

Cocktails and Wine

But the experience doesn’t end with the food. Nikkei Restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, along with a selection of Japanese and Peruvian-inspired cocktails that perfectly complement the flavours on your plate. From sake specials on Sundays to happy hour food and live music on the deck, there’s always something new to discover at Nikkei Restaurant.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a culinary adventure, Nikkei

why wait? Book your table today and prepare to embark on a journey of flavour and discovery at Nikkei Restaurant.

Contact Details

Nikkei Restaurant

87 Bree Street, Cape Town (Find them on Google Maps here)

Phone: +27 (21) 109 0081


Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 22:30pm

Facebook: @NikkeiRestaurant

Instagram: @nikkei_za


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