Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar: Cool Cocktails + Killer Cape Town Views

Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar: Cool Cocktails + Killer Cape Town Views

Killer cocktails, Japanese street-food snacks and cityscapes await…

Located on the top floor of a three-storey Japanese emporium in Longmarket Street in the city centre, the Rooftop Bar at Tjing Tjing is the ideal spot to kick off a special night out.

A masterful mix of old-world charm and the fast pace of modern-day Tokyo, the interiors of the renovated attic are beautifully decked out, with a wall of black-and-white Japanese photographs and a shrine-inspired red bar.

Outside, an airy terrace beckons, where elevated cocktails, while enjoying finger-licking bowls of otsumami (Japanese snacks), come highly recommended! Add an up-to-the-minute electronic-indie playlist, while the cityscape lights up, and you are pretty much poised for an evening of pleasure.

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Killer cocktails

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If, like us, your excitement levels spike at the mention of crafted cocktails, walk this way! The cocktail menu at the Rooftop Bar at Tjing Tjing is like the Goldilocks of cocktail menus: not too sweet, not too bitter – just perfect! Offering the classics by request only, you’ll be coaxed out of your drinking comfort zone into the magical world of sake sours, umami bombs and spicy Kasai whiskey tipples. Think Japanese-inspired flavours, with a hint of chilli here and there.

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We’ve already alluded to the otsumami (snack) menu, which includes things like edamame beans in burnt garlic oil and togarashi (mixed spices); hirata steamed buns and okonomiyaki (french fries with a kewpie mayo and bonito flakes) that will transport you straight to the neon-lit streets of Tokyo.

“Kanpai!” (Cheers!)

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