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FYN Restaurant

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Fine Dining
RRR+

Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Great Views
  • Gourmet Guide Plated

Discoveries are made when boundaries are crossed. At Fyn, south africas wild freedom is tempered by the rigours of contemporary cuisine to create a restaurant at the edge. Check your assumptions with your coats and join us on a journey of flavour discovery.

Fyns design challenges the separation of kitchen and dining room, so each become part of the other. We believe in comfort over formality, collaboration over individual feats, and its depth, complexity and deliciousness lead the way.

Peter tempelhoff, ashley moss and jennifer huge are Fyns lead explorers. Peter is the visionary, turning this dream into reality with 22 years of experience; ash brings tattoos and grunt; and jennifer marshals the troops to deliver service the way the french intended. Fearless, inquisitive and demanding, they promise to take you somewhere new.

Reservation line Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm: 021 2862733
Restaurant general enquiries: 021 286 2736

Gourmet Guide Description

'Japanese-influenced, Cape-celebrated cuisine'

Speaker’s Corner may be renamed culinary corner and the only tablecloth in sight may be the white cloud over Table Mountain. Your eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling, where 6000 poplar-wood discs resembling jellyfish are strung on ropes, creating a feeling of intimacy in the open space. Settle into your leather banquette or take a ringside seat at the counter to watch chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss and team in the open kitchen, working in sync and serenity. What a show.

After canapés from a bento box which could include a piquant miso soup, and a Karoo-lamb samoosa with lemon atchar and coconut yoghurt, dip your French bread into bone marrow coal melting over flame. The kaiseki tray, like Japanese tapas, is an array of small dishes that in a traditional kaiseki experience would be individually served one after the other. The squid ramen, simple yet tantalizing in tang, will make you bravely enquire whether it is polite to drink out of the bowl. The impala tataki with miso cream and tempura shiso is a stalwart on the ever-evolving menu. For sweet kaiseki – perhaps nectarine, Rooibos and ginger or a Madagascan chocolate with salted Japanese plum and fennel ice cream, and the blueberries with yuzu and coconut. The tastes of Japan and the southern tip of Africa are juxtaposed with aplomb.

“There is a similarity between Japanese and African culture – look at the beads, rope, wood and stone, these elements in nature exist in both. We are doing food that I want to eat. I like the flavours, the simplicity – low carbs, low fat and healthier,” says Peter.

The way of service is different – little bowls and lots of interaction – guests are encouraged to pick up dishes and to feel the food. Service is world-class, the attentive and knowledgeable staff do not miss a beat, thanks to inspired leadership from third member of the trio, Jennifer Hugé.

Add the wine flight or order from the carefully crafted wine list. Five is a magic number for the Japanese. Try Fyn’s fifth floor, five-star epicurean experience.

"The secret of Japanese food lies in umami, the flavour punch – diners leave not stuffed, but satisfied," Chef Peter Tempelhoff.

Reviews (3037)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.5
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.7
  • Germaine H. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 05 Dec 21
    Outstanding feast in beautifully designed space and our evening was perfection with a glorious sunset sky over the city scape rooftop view from Fyn

  • Jeroen V. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Deon P. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 05 Dec 21
    Some dishes lacked punch and flavour, beautiful plates and good value left feeling satisfied!

  • Edward B. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 04 Dec 21
    Exceptional experience

  • Kevin P. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Dominique E. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 03 Dec 21
    Very ry professional and thorough servers and hosts.

  • Marc B. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Lerato M. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 02 Dec 21
    Food was very nice.

  • Peter B. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 02 Dec 21
    This was our second visit to FYN and it was everything that one could expect from an exceptional fine dining experience. We had a terrific window table overlooking Church Square with a great view of the city and Table Mountain. At the heart of our wonderful lunch was the warm welcome from front of house and part-owner, Jennifer Hugé, who demonstrated why she has won hospitality awards. She lead her team of local waiters from the front and showed what good service is all about. Unobtrusive but helpful with buckets of charm. The food was wonderful and tasty and Jennifer and her team adapted the menu to fit our quirky dietary preferences. The wine accompanying the dishes was well chosen and miraculously appeared every time our glasses were emptied. I highly recommend FYN, with its Japanese influence in the decor, food and crockery, for a very fine food outing and special occasion. Peter Barron

  • W. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 17h30 - 20h30
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 14h00, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday CLOSED
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