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Japanese / Sushi, Vegetarian
9,7 (41 reviews)
100% recommended

Asian-inspired 11-course tasting menu R995


Japanese / Sushi, Vegetarian
9,7 (41 reviews)
100% recommended

Asian-inspired 11-course tasting menu R995

Restaurant Week
Asian-inspired 11-course tasting menu

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and unforgettable lunch or dinner during the Restaurant Week?

Ōku serves a wonderful Asian-inspired 11-course tasting menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover Ōku and try their delicious lunch and dinner menu for only R995.

Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

Are there any dietary requirements? Please mention this on the reservation form so the restaurant can take this into account.


Enjoyed with a glass of BAS bubbles or Hakutsuru saké

Japanese milk bread
Miso, sesame, jeow mak len
Hakutsuru Sake

Saldana Bay oyster
Pickled ginger, soy, wasabi, puffed rice
Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 2016

Yellowtail tataki
Eugenia berry, crying tiger sauce, cashew
Rainbow’s End Chenin Blanc 2022

Prawn toast
Daikon pickle, chilli dashi, ginger, ponzu
Capensis Silene Chardonnay 2021

Hot and sour mame brot
Beans, mange tout, tofu
Wade Bales Semillon 2021

Roasted edamame, Chinese cabbage, red pepper, smoked aubergine, kale, lime
Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Chicken gyoza
Pan fried gyoza, charred corn, chicken broth
Waterkloof Cinsault 2022

Bao Bun
Lamb belly, cabbage kimchi, gochujang
Iona Mr P Knows Pinot Noir 2023

Yellowfin tuna
Udon, charred corn, kombu dashi
Hakushika Honjozo

Smoked pork belly
Apple, broccoli, red pepper
Little Eagle Shiraz 2017

Matcha coconut custard
Strawberry, rose, pomegranate green tea, sesame
Hakutsuru Plum sake

Asian-inspired 11-course tasting menu – R995
Additional wine pairing - R900
Enjoyed with a glass of BAS bubbles or Hakutsuru saké

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What 41 people say about Ōku

9.7 Based on 41 reviews. 100% of the guests recommend this restaurant.
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"A journey of flavour bombs"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. A journey for the the palate, and one I can't wait to experience again. The staff were lovely and the setting is intimate, allowing you to enjoy each course.

Catherine Peterson at 15 April 2024

9.3 Cuisine 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9

A group of us went for an 11 course tasting. All the plates were beautiful and had great flavours. The waiters were really efficient and seemed to know the perfect time to bring out the next plate without hovering. The decor is simple and environment calming. We got a couple extra unexpected treats which was a nice bonus.

Kim Pienaar at 06 November 2023

"Amazing Japanese experience"
8.7 Cuisine 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10


Nicara Young at 29 April 2023

10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Very impressed with the food, all dishes were good and it’s quite a lot. Had a lovely wine too and the restaurant is beautiful with very friendly staff! Was the best surprise going here!

C at 24 April 2023

"Asian fusion in a French setting"
8.7 Cuisine 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8

The menu comprised a formidable 11 courses. We found that the food became more interesting as we progressed. The delicate taste of some earlier dishes, like the Shitake mushrooms, were overpowered (rather than enhanced) by the accompanying jus and spices. Also, Sushi dishes were quite bland. We really enjoyed the last few courses, as well as the excellent service throughout.

Theo Pauw at 23 April 2023

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About Ōku

Cuisine: Japanese / Sushi, Vegetarian

Oku Franschhoek’s first Asian eatery

The highly anticipated opening of Ōku, the concept and vision of Chef/restaurateur duo Ryan Shell and Darren Badenhorst (Le coin Français, Le chêne and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery), is here.

The two acclaimed chefs, with over 30 years of hospitality experience, are pooling their culinary prowess to create Franschhoek’s first South East Asian eatery.

Total renovations of the interior and exterior ensure a purpose designed space to create a casual, calming and refined eating experience.

Conceptualised on a culinary exploration of Indonesia in 2013, Darren and Ryan were especially inspired by the Gili Islands.

The two chefs had ample time to refine the idea whilst working together to feed the Franschhoek community during the Covid-19 lock down period, resulting in a thoroughly conceptualised, authentic and flavour packed food and beverage offering.

Bookings essential to avoid disappointment.

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Frequently asked questions

At most restaurants, you can make reservations for free and cancel them without any charge. You'll settle the bill when you dine at the restaurant. However, some restaurants may request a small deposit, and they will send a prepayment request via Dineplan to confirm your reservation.

You will receive a confirmation for every reservation within a few minutes at the email address you provided. Haven't received anything? Please check your spam folder.

Yes, restaurants always take dietary preferences into consideration.

You can specify your dietary requirements in the comments section of the reservation form.

In most deals, drinks are not included.

However, some restaurants may offer a welcome drink or provide a wine-pairing option, and this will be clearly indicated in the restaurant's menu.

No problem.

If you've created an account with us, you can log in to your account and easily change your reservation.

Don't have an account? Click on the link in the confirmation email of your reservation.

You can cancel your reservation from the confirmation email: Click on 'Manage Reservation' in the email and then click on the 'Cancel Reservation' button. If you have created an account, you can also do this easily by going to 'My Reservations.' You can also contact us via email at [email protected].

Yes, you can always cancel for free.

If you have made a prepayment via Dineplan, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your reservation. The amount you paid in advance will be automatically refunded to your account. Refunds through Dineplan should be resolved in communication with the restaurant, and we are not directly involved in this process.

You can cancel your reservation online up to 8 hours in advance, or by phone up to 1 hour before your reservation time. However, we kindly request that you cancel as soon as you know you won't be able to make your reservation.

During Restaurant Week South Africa, you can indulge in a fabulous 3-course dinner at over 140 of the finest restaurants in South Africa, starting at ZAR 295.00 per person. Restaurant Week South Africa is held twice a year, in Autumn and Spring.


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