Squeezed alongside hipster watering hole The Power and the Glory, it’s no surprise that the Hallelujah eatery has proven to be a huge hit. A mash-up between street-food kiosk and trendy diner, the decor is as quirky as the food is good. Think modern Asian street food given a gourmet kick. Dim sum forms the heart of the tiny menu, which has just a handful of options of meat, fish and veg dishes. The succulent pork belly with steamed buns is a highlight, as are the prawn skewers with a coriander and lime dipping sauce. The ‘12-hour duck’ with cold soba noodles is another must-try. It’s a menu made for sharing and the tapassized dishes are priced from R78 – R128. Service is mostly DIY: fill in the order slip and deliver it to the bar, where you can collect drinks – craft beers, artisanal spirits and smaller estates make up the wine list, alongside Cap Classique bubblies.
Contact; 079 839 2505; www.hallelujahhallelujah.co.za.
Physical Address: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.
By Richard Holmes