Hallelujah Dim Sum & Champagne Bar
This food is chic & made with absolute care.
This tiny little hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Kloof Nek packs pretty much everything its name promises. Brought to you by the man behind The Power & the Glory and the lovely Julia Chen, this duo serve up a vibey, bright and delicious combo of South African bubbles and Asian street food. Apart from the finger-style, made-to-share bites, there really is nothing street about this food – put to the back of your mind any thoughts of oily, greasy or messy. This food is chic & made with absolute care.
Our party shared the Pulled Pork Buns, the Vegetable Surprise (which was surprisingly good, I only just managed to stop myself from licking the plate) and the fantastic Sticky Prawn Skewers, served up with steaming sticky buns & a coriander-lime dipping sauce – yum! The dishes arrived at odd times as the kitchen makes them to order – this system works really well when you’re sharing, because everything is equally hot and fresh, and there’s always something new for you to dig into.
The interior is just as much a feast for the eyes as the food is – textural pops, neon, quirky finishes and of course, the bright pink flamingo wallpaper – reminding you of something you might find on the Miami strip.
As they only have a few tables or bar-style seating, it is advisable to arrive early, or book (only allowed if you’re a party of four or more). Although a fantastic and memorable experience, quite unlike anything I’ve tasted in Cape Town, it is a special occasion kind of place – don’t go there hungry, unless you’re prepared for the bill to rack up fairly quickly.
Overall it was a feast for the senses, with a great vibe and super friendly staff. You’d be hard-pressed to find anything like it, I highly recommend checking them out.