Nikkei: A Japanese-Peruvian Hotspot on Bree Street

Nikkei Restaurant

A culinary haven of trending Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.

Japanese-Peruvian cuisine is currently having more than a moment in Cape Town… Nikkei is the name of this fascinating fusion, born in the 19th century from trade connections between the two countries. And it’s also the name of an exciting new restaurant on Bree (where Gate 69 used to be). A sibling to the bang-on-brand Scala, Burger & Lobster, Iron Steak and Hacienda (all Bree Street hotspots), the group’s executive chef Justin Barker has worked with the culinary consultation of chef Rikku O’Donnchu to create a fresh and exciting menu. It’s definitely one to watch.

What’s on the menu

Nikkei Restaurant Food

Begin with piqueos (delightful small bites) paired with a cocktail. Crudo y marinados showcases raw or marinated delicacies, featuring the pinnacle of Nikkei cuisine—the celebrated ceviche. Petiscos Nikkei are a variety of sumptuous shared plates, many of which come from the coals of the Josper oven, and there’s the robatayaki, a miniature charcoal grill brought tableside, for an authentic Japanese-Peruvian grilling experience. Sushi aficionados can revel in Japanese-Peruvian new style signature rolls and revered Japanese classics.

Raising the bar

Nikkei Restaurant Cocktails

The bar at Nikkei boasts an enticing array of Japanese whiskies and a meticulously crafted list of sake and pisco cocktails, curated by an award-winning mixologist. The iconic Pisco Sours, a stalwart of the Peruvian cocktail scene, is one you have to try.

South American flavours, Japanese finesse and a whole lot of Bree Street vibes…

Good to know Pisco Hour: Half price on all pisco-based cocktails Monday – Saturday 4:30pm – 6:00pm (not valid on First Thursdays, Ts+ Cs apply)
Sushi + Sake Sundays: R199 Sunday sushi platter (25 pieces) and half price on all sake cocktails + Live DJ from 12 – 6pm
Opening times Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm
Contact 021 109 0081,
Where to find it 87 Bree Street, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

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Time of publication: 06 December 2023