Tjing Tjing House’ Momiji Restaurant brings Omakase Japanese dining to Cape Town

Momiji Restaurant

Japan is one of the most fascinating countries on Earth. In many respects it has a sophistication that is both daunting and inspiring to the average Westerner. The attention to detail and perfection in everything from keeping time to serving a meal is incredible. 

Fine dining in Japan is a wonderful experience. From the presentation to the delicate combination of flavours and textures, Japanese cuisine is fantastic.

Japan also happens to be just about on the opposite side of the planet to South Africa and a rather expensive holiday destination to boot.

However, all is not lost as Momiji Restaurant, located on the first floor of Tjing Tjing House in Cape Town brings Japanese fine dining to us.

The Japanese have a love of balance and proportion and are keen observers of the beauty and serenity of nature and this is reflected in the décor of Momiji, which means autumn leaves.

The staff share the chefs’ passion for food and are knowledgeable about the cuisine. They are attentive but not overbearing.

As wonderful as the décor and service is, it is the food that is the main attraction. If you enjoy Japanese Cuisine then Momiji’s Omakase Menu will be something to remember.

Omakase dining is all about the experience of trusting the chef to create a culinary journey for you. Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means ‘I’ll leave it up to you.’ This is essentially a customised set menu that changes according to what is sourced on the day.

This season, the Tjing Tjing team offers a sushi-driven omakase menu. Expect modern Japanese cuisine with a hint of South African flavour. The set menu can be modified on reservation to suit a pescatarian diet but due to the concept and cuisine no other dietary requirements can be accommodated unfortunately.

It is obvious that the team at Momiji do not want to just serve you a memorable dinner; they want you to share in their passion for Japanese cuisine.

In short, dinner at Momiji is an experience and a delicious, happy and very enjoyable experience at that.

Momiji Restaurant, which is open on Wednesday and Saturday evenings for dinner is strictly by reservation only.

Momiji Restaurant Contact Details

Momiji Restaurant is located at 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town. For more information, call +27 (0) 21 422 4374 or email or visit today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook or Instagram – @tjingtjinghouse


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