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Tang opens doors in Cape Town

Tang, the celebrated luxury Asian restaurant and bar, will be introducing its signature take on contemporary Japanese izakayas and classic Cantonese cuisine to Cape Town.
Image supplied: Tang will open its doors at the V&A Waterfront
Image supplied: Tang will open its doors at the V&A Waterfront

Emulating the iconic locale of its Johannesburg address overlooking Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, restauranteur Nicky van der Walt’s Mother City outpost, the second under his Miramar Collection, is set in a sought-after address with unparalleled views in the V&A Waterfront.

“Cape Town is very dear to my heart. It is truly an international city and well known as a great gastronome destination. The V&A Waterfront is the city’s jewel, attracting millions of local and international tourists so it was an absolute no brainer that the second Tang would open there. You simply cannot beat the magnificent view of Table Mountain and the yacht harbour from Tang V&A Waterfront!” said van der Walt.

Image supplied: Tang specialises in luxury Asian cuisine
Image supplied: Tang specialises in luxury Asian cuisine

Van der Walt, who opened Tang in Sandton in May 2021 had considered offered sites in Dubai - but felt it was best to consolidate Tang’s position in South Africa before looking offshore.

He said, “We are deeply honoured to have been approached by the V&A who asked us to extend our culinary journey set in a lavish Asian tropical setting to their home,” said the seasoned businessman whose previous restaurant ventures have included Circle, the celebrated Greenside Johannesburg eatery, and Sandton’s 1886.

Alex Kabalin, executive for retail at the V&A Waterfront said Tang’s arrival is part of the precinct’s revamp of their restaurant line-up.

Image supplied: Nicky van der Walt
Image supplied: Nicky van der Walt

“Tang is a good example of the new type of restaurants we are attracting, and they will bring a new and unique flavour to the contemporary and sophisticated selection of sensory dining experience we have at the Waterfront in a setting that we are sure our visitors will enjoy,” van der Walt concluded.

Tang V&A Waterfront will continue the luxe-with-an-edge style of its Joburg counterpart, with award-winning interior designer Tristan Du Plessis again helming the design of the establishment. Du Plessis, the global winner of the 2019 Restaurant and Design Awards, drew inspiration from the work of acclaimed architect Marcio Kogan and the modern tropical movement for the restaurant set in Africa’s richest mile in Sandton.


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