Ukkō – the new Bryanston hotspot

It was ironic that our introduction to Ukkō, the newest Bryanston restaurant arrival, was during a typical Highveld thunderstorm, as the stylish Mediterranean tapas and sushi spot gets its name from Ukkonen, the Finnish god of thunder. However, with the exception of a concrete art sculpture by Marlecia Marais of the deity, who was believed to control rainfall and thus the harvests, that’s where the Finnish part of the evening began and ended. Rather, Ukkō owner Mun Manal, used the name as an extension of his idea to curate a space where people come together to celebrate special as well as everyday moments. “I wanted a name which did not dictate a specific food style,” he said. And, in true South African style which adapts the best of international cuisine to suit local tastes, dishes on offer range from Japanese, Italian, Spanish to Latin American. So while the menu is somewhat schizophrenic, it has broad appeal for meat and fish lovers as well as vegetarians.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by UKKO (@ukkorestaurant) It was impressive to see the owner chatting to tables on a Monday night – certainly an ode for Ukkō’s future success, … Continue reading Ukkō – the new Bryanston hotspot