Lucky Bao and Asian Shake Bar

Lucky Bao and Asian Shake Bar

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Asian street food and tangy cocktails await…

This cool eight-seater Asian Street Food Bar on the Hout Bay strip is one of the Mother City’s most sought-after dining experiences. Chef-owner Cheyne Morrisby of the ever-popular Cheyne’s next door has a knack for creating deep and delicious Asian flavours that he has passed on to charming Zambian-born cooks John and Samuel who are deft hands in the open kitchen. What started as a bao bar (fluffy steamed buns crammed with flavourful meat and veg fillings) now also serves two ramen dishes (noodles), two yakitori (skewers), and two desserts, which we sadly had left no space for, after gorging on the above and the flipping amazing waygu burger (with maple-and-soy-glazed bacon, mature boerenkaas, kimchi, miso, spring onion, bourbon, all crammed into a toasted Japanese milk bun).
We recommend as many dishes as you can fit in, but to help you narrow it down: belly bao (pork belly, soy, peanuts, maple, sriracha), beef yakitori, gyoza (4 Japanese dumplings) and, of course, the burger.
Opened October 2015
Opening times Monday – Wednesday, 5pm – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday, 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 10pm
Contact 079 067 4919,
Location Lucky Bao and Asian Shake Bar, 1 Pam Arlene Place, Hout Bay, Cape Town


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Time of publication: 20 October 2015

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