Asoka: Slick Cocktails + Sharing Plates + Live Music on Kloof Street

Asoka: Slick Cocktails + Sharing Plates + Live Music on Kloof Street

Upbeat music, tasty nibbles and cool cocktails at this central hotspot.

Set under the eaves of a revamped Victorian-era house, Asoka is an ambient bar and restaurant built around a 150-year-old, fairy-lit olive tree on Kloof Street. And, despite so many restaurants vying for attention on this popular strip, Asoka stands out, as it has for over a decade, as a vibrant venue – with decadent food and drinks to match!

Asoka Restaurant Menu
Sean Gibson

Fusions of flavour

Asoka Menu Kloof Street
Sean Gibson

The eclectic décor provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of decadent food and drinks. Think chilli and garlic prawns; butter chicken curry; duck spring rolls; Asian beef tartare; wild mushroom and gorgonzola arancini; and truffled teriyaki beef fillet. Dessert lovers will be deeply satisfied with the choices of malva pudding; salted caramel cheesecake; and chocolate fondant desserts.

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Special menu

Asoka Dinner

Asoka is currently running an unmissable three-course dinner special (R195) where diners are invited to choose one item from a choice of three. The starters selection, for example, features Asian beef tartare, West Coast mussels and a mezze platter, while the main course is a choice between tuna tacos, grilled ostrich fillet and teriyaki wild-mushroom dumplings with sesame bok choy. The third course features the following options: vegetarian butter curry, grass-fed beef slider or hake tempura.
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When Monday, 6pm – 11pm

Hot beats

Asoka Restaurant

Evenings at Asoka are elevated by live music from some of the city’s top musicians: Tuesday nights see Mr Keys and the Funky Munks playing a two-hour jazz set from 5pm followed by progressive house by JanuaryOne. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the scene is turned up a notch, when local DJs Peter Larkin, Brenton Stoffberg, Eskay, JanuaryOne, and Cassiem Latief hit the decks.

Come for dinner, stay for the rest!

Opening times Monday – Saturday, 6pm – 2am (depends on curfew)
Contact 021 422 0909,
Address 68 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

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