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.
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
Before you leave…