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Oku Asian Eatery

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Asian/Oriental Japanese
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fireplace
  • Reviewers' Choice 2022 - Top 50

Ōku Asian Eatery is a Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant situated on Franschhoek’s main road.

The restaurant interior is inspired by the minimalistic design popular in the traditional Asian culture with delicate artwork and unique bonsai trees decorating the walls of the restaurant.

The team guided by Ryan Shell has created an ever-evolving menu that showcases traditional Asian-themed tones in a respectful manner whilst using high-quality local and seasonal produce. Our passionate front of house team is driven to deliver excellence in all aspects of service whilst displaying empathy for all of our guests by attending to their needs and desires.

Our wine list is focused on local wineries from in and around the valley as well as a selection of cocktails and sakes, including our own house brand beer-styled sakes.

The dining experience is completed with instrumental music that evokes a sense of calmness in our guests that enables them to unwind and relax.

Reviews (747)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.5
Service 4.8
Ambience 4.6
  • Johan K. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Liezl v. Dined: 5 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Jan 23
    Loved everything on the tasting menu. Beautiful food Excellent service

  • Michael Z. Dined: 4 days ago
    4
    Food 0.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0
    1
  • Ananja P. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    Exception experience. Amazing food. Wonderful atmosphere. Always the biggest treat to go to Okū!

  • Georgina M. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    Superb meal and cocktails. Well worth a visit!

  • Emma Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    Stunning meal and wonderful staff

  • Marisa F. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Jan 23
    Oku was just.....*chef's kiss*! We spent the day on the wine tram and it was such a calm dining room to end the day in. We opted for the 5 course set menu but it feels like we ended up with 20 something plates! The kitchen kept sending out tasters and palette cleansers that by the time our service started, I was so full! Live, our server, was so kind and caring as well. The whole experience was just top notch and I will always make an effort to go for dinner when in Franschhoek! Bravo!

  • Uta S. Dined: 1 week ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Nigel M. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Christopher M. Dined: 1 week ago
    2.8
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Jan 23
    The meal was unbalanced. All the dishes were fundamentally similar lacking contrast in taste and texture. The portions were also excessive for Oriental food. A pity as we were really looking forward to it.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 21h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 21h00