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US$36 - US$69
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dining at FYN was an incredible experience which I would highly recommend any person who appreciates fine dining. The menu is like a travel tale where South African ingredients meet Japan. The wine pairing was the best we have ever experienced (and we have done...quite a few high-end restaurants), with rare wines crafted by the best winemakers in the country. The food, with noble ingredients, was beautifully presented and perfectly balanced, the service was simply outstanding and the whole experience a feast to never forget. If there is one fine dining restaurant you want to experience in Cape Town, let it be this one!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had some time between a connecting flight. Well worth the trip into Cape Town. The lunch menu was perfectly constructed. The ostrich egg and caviar a particular stand out item. Would definitely come again and would wholeheartedly recommend it if you’re in the vicinity. Thank...you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extraordinary experience. The menu is highly innovative yet grounded in contemporary culinary practices. The decor is fascinating given the integration of the kitchen within the dining room and a fascinating ceiling with thousands of hanging wooden disks. Service was impeccable with careful attention to my...wife’s desire to eat gluten free. Our experience dining here equaled that of New York City’s high end restaurants.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

This multi-course dinner was a meal like no other I had experienced before. The mix of South African and Japanese flavours and ingredients was - although not perfectly balanced in all dishes - really exciting and fresh. One highlight that staid in my memory was...the mushroom crème brulée served with a steamed bun. Exceptional! Compared to European Michelin-starred restaurants, this place offered incredible value for money on food and wine.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was exceptional, this is something I rarely say these days. Our server was Edmore he was very attentive and so pleasant he made our experience even more enjoyable. What can I say about the food, don't eat prior at all the 6 course...menu we chose was enough as I know they had 8 courses also. Every dish was beautifully presented but more importantly tasted so good. The decor was nice but I'm one of those people where I concentrate on the food than what the surroundings looks like but Fin had it all great service, great food, and overall was a experience I will remember. Oh yes the wine pairing went so well with the dishes. Overall a well done to everyone involved at Fin and a big thank you to Edmore and the team. Look forward to our return visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has taken me far too long to write this review but I think that attention needs to be brought to this issue and amendments to service made. We were positively ecstatic to get a reservation to celebrate a long awaited post-covid family reunion. Booking...& on arrival we were asked about any dietary requirements and whilst most of us were going to be drinking wine that evening, my partner requested no uncooked alcohol in any of the service (a simple request one would think in an expensive fine dining establishment). The meal started off well with some exciting dishes and then paused for a sorbet-based palate cleanser which contained sparkling wine. After all the pomp and ceremony of wheeling over this fancy cocktail cart to prepare our dish, we had to remind our waitor that one of us would not be able to have alcohol. This was met with a confused and quite franky rude response as to how the dish was now to be prepared in order to accomodate our request. We made some creative suggestions such as using sparkling apple juice which was met with further resistance as to how one could possibly prepare two different versions of the dish, leaving the entire table awkwardly staring at one another. Ultimately we all agreed that we would be happy for the dish to be prepared with appletizer for us all and to omit the alcohol completely. I realise that this may seem like a small matter, but the total lack of professionalism that this was handled with really irked me. My partner is well into his recovery journey and totally shrugged this off but I tried to imagine how it would feel for someone who was less confident or at their start of their life of sobreity. How it would feel being singled out with light cast on how they were inconveniencing the rest of the table and the restaurant. There could be any number of common reasons why someone would like to avoid alcohol, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, religion or diet so it seems perfectly unnecessary to single someone out in such an awkward fashion. I really would expect more from such a high end restaurant - its often in the finer details that places such as these stand out. I have since been to restaurants who have seamlessly accomodated this request and allowed for inclusion in every dish by simply including any uncooked alcohol component on the side and allowing us all to participate in the various dishes without question. We spent a lot of money that night on what should have been an incredible experience, but I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth for the rest of the evening. Do better to be inclusive FYN.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s a reason why this is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Each course is incredible - the presentation, the combinations of flavors, the creativity. Be prepared for a long meal - it’s about three hours - but worth every minute.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Set upstairs in an art gallery in central Cape Town this gem is a must visit for foodies in Cape Town. The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant itself is on point. The staff were attentive and every helpful throughout. We had the tasting menu...lunch and each dish is packed full of fantastic flavours. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

What makes a dish perfect? For me the true measure of the greatness of a dish in a fine dining restaurant is the ability of the first bite to transport you to another time and place. For me this unique experience took place at FYN...in Capetown. The ‘ostrich egg chawanmushi with caviar’ immediately transported me to the Hoshinoya Inn, in Kyoto Japan. I had not experienced this feeling in a long time. I had not thought of the Hoshinoya in several years. But here I had a flood of memories rushing into my mind after one bite. I realized that this was not a ‘Japanese inspired’ dish but rather was a dish that IS and WAS Japan. And this was one of the 10 dishes that amazed me on their lunch menu! I can’t wait to come back for dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

A very memorable dinner in Cape Town. The Asian inspired food with local flavor was delicious. The food presentation was awesome. The service was spot on. The wine 🍷 was tasty. The deco was trendy & beautiful. If I ever go back to Cape Town,...I will certainly grab a spot here again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Response from tasty1111 | Reviewed this property |
Our host was in shirt and smart shorts for supper
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Yes definitely! I wore shorts! Amazing place!
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Is this restaurant baby friendly (either for lunch or dinner)?
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5