Africa, Cape Town, Eat

Hallelujah, that was good!

My favourite eat in Cape Town: Hallelujah!

Hallelujah had been highly recommended to us by three different sources: a German family we met in a Lodge in Botswana, a South African pilot we went on a Mokoro trip with in the Okavango delta in Botswana and a Capetonian we met in a bar in town. So long story short we had to try it. We tried more than once, but only once were we successful and actually got in. Hallelujah doesn’t take reservations so on our last evening in town we turned up 5 minutes before opening at 6:30pm, queuing impatiently. It paid off and we got our preferred spot overlooking the buzzing Kloof Nek Road.

The menu of Asian styled tapas is rather small and the restaurant goes by a sharing concept. And because we exceeded the recommended 2-3 dishes per head, we were able to try almost everything from the menu.

Every little bit was pure perfection. I am a massive fan of sharing concepts and tapas sized dished anyways, but this really was simply the best.

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Fluffy perfection (my secret fav!)

Best for last though. So during dinner we got chatting to a German/Dutch couple next to us. They were expats who had travelled the world and so we chatted away about all kinds of things. We had some really interesting topics and with them being about 20 years older than us they had some fascinating experiences to share. Anyways, as it got late they decided to head off and left. When we wanted to pay shortly after we were told that this lovely couple had already paid our bill. Unbelievable, right? So smooth, completely unexpected and with no way for us to contact them to say a massive thank you… We were and are still stunned by that and though they’ll probably never read it: Thank you so much for making our last night in Cape Town, we are still amazed by your kindness!



Check out Hallelujah’s unique and cool website, you can find it here.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 18:30-22:30

Kloof Nek Road/Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

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23 thoughts on “Hallelujah, that was good!

  1. I’d love to visit Hallelujah if ever I will visit Cape Town! The food looks amazing! Also, glad that you met those wonderful couple! It is hard to find such kind of people these days!

  2. Looks like there is some really amazing food here & the atmosphere looks incredible. I would love to go!

  3. The food looks great. I’m not a fan of places which do not let you reserve tables, yeah sometimes it is worth the wait but I find most of the time they don’t have any seats for you to wait on (or not enough) and being disabled I cannot just stand around waiting for hours.

  4. being a vegan, i dont enjoy such foods, but definitely this looks so pretty. I hope you really enjoyed your visit their.

    1. It looks really good though yeah 🙂

  5. Foods looks good, no wonder you are saying Hallelujah to Hallelujah! I would be as well especually if its so good, i might be like those angels’ singing.

    1. Hahah I could hear the angels singing indulging into those goodies 😀

  6. This place sounds really nice with lots of lovely food.My friend is travelling there in December so I will mention to him about this place.

    1. Yes please do, he’ll love it!

  7. Capetown seems a good place for foodies, loved the food from Hallelujah and you quoted that it has Asian styles tapas , seems quite impressive on that part.

    1. Cape town is just another wonderful foodie’s paradise, you’re right!

  8. I am not surprised at all that it was good with a name like this. Very creative name for a restaurant and it look delicious.

  9. The food looks good. All the good places make you wait. No reservations is horrible but I’m glad you got in and it was well worth it!

    1. No reservations is a bit of a challenge and not my favourite style either but it was worth it!

  10. Sounds like amazing food, so glad you were able to get in and give us the inside scoop. 😉 There is something about stories of kindness that just melts my heart, and this is definitely one of them. I remember once I took my baby brother to lunch, (though we are 11 years apart we look like actual twins) and just as we were about to leave the waitress brought us a dessert that they said some anonymous party had purchased for us. We looked all over the restaurant and no one seemed to be watching or interested, it definitely brought a smile to our faces and a fun whimsical mystery to share with friends and loved ones again and again.

    1. That is a wonderful experience! I just love to hear amazing stories like yours 🙂

  11. Wow there are really incredible people in the world! This has happens to us while road trippin in the US. We meet a couple in the middle of nowhere and we went for dinner together. They just went off paying the bill!

    1. What an amazing experience for you too! Love it!

  12. The shrimp in that dish look delicious! By the way, did you know that Hallelujah means Praise Jah?

    1. Yep we could hear the angels sing 😀

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