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Tang to treat Capetonians to a sensory experience

March 18, 2022

Capetonians are in for a sensory experience like no other as Tang sets to open their doors in the Mother City. The celebrated luxury Asian restaurant and bar will have their grand opening as the cherry blossoms start to bloom. Introducing you to their signature take on contemporary Japanese izakayas and classic Cantonese cuisine.

The new restaurant will emulate the iconic locale of its Johannesburg address that overlooks the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. Restauranteur Nicky van der Walt’s Mother City outpost, the second under his MIRAMAR Collection, is set in a sought-after address with unparalleled views in the V&A Waterfront.

“Cape Town is very dear to my heart. It is truly an international city and well known as a great gastronome destination. The V&A Waterfront is the city’s jewel, attracting millions of local and international tourists. So, it was an absolute no brainer that the second TANG would open there.

You simply cannot beat the magnificent view of Table Mountain and the yacht harbour from TANG V&A Waterfront!” said van der Walt.

The entrepreneur had considered sites that he was offered in Dubai but felt it was best to consolidate TANG’s position in South Africa before looking offshore. Nicky van der Walt had opened TANG in Sandton in May 2021 to much acclaim as he ushered in a new era in high-energy casual fine dining, 

The V&A Waterfront will be home to the new Tang.

“We are deeply honoured to have been approached by the V&A who asked us to extend our culinary journey set in a lavish Asian tropical setting to their home,” said the seasoned businessman. His previous restaurant ventures have included Circle, the celebrated Greenside Johannesburg eatery, and Sandton’s 1886. 

Alex Kabalin, Executive for Retail at the V&A Waterfront said TANG’s arrival is part of the precinct’s “revamp of our restaurant line-up”.

TANG is a good example of the new type of restaurants we are attracting and they will bring a new and unique flavour to the contemporary and sophisticated selection of sensory dining experience we have at the Waterfront in a setting that we are sure our visitors will enjoy,” he said.

TANG V&A Waterfront will continue the luxe-with-an-edge style of its Joburg counterpart. Award-winning interior designer Tristan Du Plessis will again be helming the design of the establishment. 

Du Plessis, the global winner of the 2019 Restaurant and Design Awards, drew inspiration from the work of acclaimed architect Marcio Kogan and the modern tropical movement for the restaurant set in Africa’s richest mile in Sandton.

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