Neighbourhood News Update: Time Out Market Cape Town to open on 17 November 2023 – Further additions to culinary lineup and beverage programme as well as cultural activations revealed

Time Out Market Cape Town to open on 17 November 2023 –

Further additions to culinary lineup and beverage programme

as well as cultural activations revealed


With Sushiya, Chef Peter Tempelhoff brings a brand new sushi concept exclusive to Time Out Market Cape Town, partnering with Chef Shin Takagi of two-star Michelin restaurant Zenia in Kanazawa, Japan; while Chef Hitesh Panchal will bring Indian street food with a contemporary twist to the Market with Kapoochka

Cape Town, 12 October 2023 – Cape Town’s vibrant culinary scene just got even more exciting with Time Out Market Cape Town set to open to the public on Friday, 17 November 2023 at 11am at the V&A Waterfront – a few steps from the harbour’s edge with spectacular views of Table Mountain.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market that brings the best of the city together under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences. Time Out Market Cape Town – the first Time Out Market to open on the African continent – will offer across 30 000 sq ft a curated mix of 13 home-grown culinary concepts spanning many cultural influences and flavours. It’s going to be a celebration of the best local talent – from award-winning to up-coming – and guests will get a real taste of the city while coming together with family and friends to enjoy their meals, on china with flatware, at communal tables and surrounded by top chefs and their teams in action.

From Friday 17 November 2023, Time Out Market Cape Town will be open daily – opening times are:

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Time Out Market Cape Town today also reveals further additions to its all-star lineup

Chef Peter Tempelhoff – of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, FYN – partners with Chef Shin Takagi – of two-star Michelin restaurant Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan – to offer authentic contemporary Japanese sushi with Sushiya to Time Out Market Cape Town. 

Sushiya, meaning ‘Sushi Shop,’ is a testament to the chefs’ joint commitment to sustainability, high-quality craftsmanship, and authentic ingredients. From small-scale suppliers in Japan, to ethical fishermen in the Western Cape and organic farms from the Cape region, every element of Sushiya’s menu is carefully curated. Notably, the rice used is grown in Shin’s native Ishikawa, is nurtured by fourth-generation rice growers and aged for up to two years before being cooked in Cape mountain spring waters.

Sushiya’s menu at Time Out Market Cape Town will comprise a series of small dishes with classic pickled and preserved Japanese-style vegetables, a variety of modern nigiri platters, a platter of maki, and temaki and gunkan maki infused with local and classic Japanese flavours, among other delicacies available for diners to enjoy.

Chefs Tempelhoff and Takagi, both esteemed members of the World Culinary Council for Relais & Châteaux, have nurtured a strong friendship through their culinary endeavours. A testament to their knowledge and skills, Tempelhoff and Takagi’s flagship restaurants – FYN and Zeniya, respectively – both further enjoy an admirable Relais & Châteaux membership. The two came up with the Sushiya concept in the back of a taxi, discussing their love of sushi and the craft behind it, and right there decided to take the plunge and open a restaurant in Cape Town, which Time Out Market Cape Town is proud to be home to.

Chef Hitesh Panchal will introduce Indian street food with a contemporary twist to Time Out Market Cape Town with Kapoochka.

Kapoochka – an unmissable hidden gem amongst the city’s finest – brings Indian street food with a contemporary twist to Time Out Market Cape Town, inspired by the street foods found throughout Chef Hitesh Panchal’s home country.

Chef Hitesh is the creative architect of Kapoochka, working alongside his sons Tushar and Hriday, and together they bring this carefully curated street food menu to the Market for all to enjoy.

Their menu highlights pani puri, considered to be the king of street food across India, which is a crispy hollow ball filled with potato, lentils, three chutneys and a spiced water. These puris are best enjoyed thrown into the mouth in one bite, creating a sensation that can only be described as an explosion of flavours. The concept will showcase various meats from the tandoori oven, and the creative minds behind Kapoochka have sworn not to burn anything by design unless it is required to enhance the taste. Furthermore, the exciting menu will also introduce a twist to the savoury puris they are known for, also offering mouth-watering dessert puris.

Hitesh has over 30 years’ experience in the industry from owning restaurants, to working on cruise liners and conference centres. This left him with a deep understanding of the importance of adapting foods to suit local palates, while creating experiences that people remember.

Kapoochka is a family run business that has grown from its humble beginnings to where it is today – currently operating out of Makers Landing which is a V&A Waterfront food incubator initiative aimed at local food entrepreneurs. As part of a collaboration, Time Out Market Cape Town has offered one business within Makers Landing a 12-month residency in the Market to provide them with a growth opportunity. And Kapoochka was chosen by the Time Out Market Cape Town team and will receive business support and mentorship as well as access to the Market audience, working alongside some of the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs.

It’s not just about food – there will be an exciting bar programme and cultural activations too

Not only will Time Out Market Cape Town showcase the city’s top chefs and much-loved restaurateurs – it will also boast local wines, beers, cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks at three bars as well as art and cultural experiences from Capetonian and South African local talent.

The Market is fully licensed, and the 13 food concepts are complemented by three bars offering premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – keeping with its mission to bring the best of the city together under one roof, the curated beverage programme will include:

  • Dry Dock Bar: Located on the ground floor and the heart of the Market with a wide offering of premium beverages that include cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Pumphouse Bar: This is where craft beer dreams meet classic favourites. With twelve taps on offer – nine of which are dedicated to local artisanal craft ales – this is the grand assembly of brews.
  • Studio Bar: This quintessential cocktail bar is located on the mezzanine level, known as ‘The Time Out Studio’ which doubles as the Market’s cultural event space. Located in the cultural pulse point of the Market, it welcomes anyone with an appetite for ambience.

Cape Town’s cultural scene is as vibrant as its food scene, and Time Out Market Cape Town will offer a curated programme of cultural activations and events year round including jazz evenings, comedy evenings and DJs with more to come. Spread across the Market, guests will be able to enjoy art and installations from the Cape Town based Zabalaza Art Faktory and ALFA, showcasing the true heart and vibrant nature of local creativity, with more art installations in the works.

“Time Out Market Cape Town will bring a new culinary and cultural experience to the city and we can’t wait to open our doors on November 17 – it will be a big celebration of this fantastic city,” says Russ Meyer, General Manager of Time Out Market Cape Town. “The food scene in Cape Town and across South Africa has really evolved in the last few years and we have created this amazing place to present the rich, diverse culinary and cultural vibrancy and the very best home-grown talents. We wanted to make sure that we feature the city’s well-known chefs and award-winning restaurateurs and also give much-loved local gems and up-and-coming talents an opportunity to showcase their expertise. We will be offering guests an experience that is unique yet accessible as we open our doors at the V&A Waterfront as a meaningful addition to this city and our neighbourhood.”

To select the talent and curated mix showcased at Time Out Market Cape Town, the team has trawled the city in search of the best chefs and restaurateurs, and then invited the very best to join the lineup. This curated selection offers an incredible range of local cuisine and in addition to the just-revealed Sushiya and Kapoochka, the following culinary concepts haven been previously announced: Chef Bertus Basson’s De Vrije Burger; MLILO by Chef Vusi Ndlovu; The Melting Pot Seafood by Chef John Van Zyl; Unframed Ice Cream by Yann Rey; Chef duo Matt Van Den Berg and Carla Schulze with How Bao Now; Peter Tempelhoff’s Ramenhead; Chefs Anwar Abdullatief and Yolani Abrahams’s Barakat; Eugene Smith will bring YARD; and Culture Wine Bar by Chef Manning.

Address: Time Out Market Cape Town, Old Power Station Building, Building 19, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Parking: V&A Waterfront – the closest parking area is Portswood

Opening times – from Friday 17 November 2023:

Sunday to Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday to Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Website: To stay up to date on Time Out Market Cape Town’s vendors, bars, hours of operation and events, please visit:

Instagram: @timeoutmarketcapetown

For media queries:

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For marketing queries:

Time Out Market Cape Town |Savannah Negra – 082-824-4048

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Time Out Market press office:

About Time Out Market Cape Town
Time Out Market Cape Town is a food and cultural market located on the V&A Waterfront. Across almost 30,000 sq ft, there will be 13 chefs and restaurateurs, three bars and one stage – it will offer a curated mix of some of the city’s best food, drinks and cultural experiences as well as spectacular views of Table Mountain.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market, bringing the best of the city together under one roof: a curated mix of the best chefs, restaurateurs, drinks and cultural experiences. From award-winning chefs to much-loved local gems, from installations from local artists to live entertainment, Time Out Market captures and celebrates the best of the city.

The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in a historic market hall in Lisbon, quickly turning into one of the most popular destinations in the city. The success of Lisbon brought further expansion and currently there are six Markets in cities such as New York, Montreal and Dubai, several new locations with expected opening dates in 2023 and beyond, in addition to a pipeline of further locations in advanced discussions.

Time Out Market is part of Time Out Group PLC (AIM: TMO), a global media and hospitality brand that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city through its two divisions – Time Out Media and Time Out Market. Time Out launched in London in 1968 to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city – today it is the only global brand dedicated to city life. Expert journalists curate and create content about the best things to do, see and eat across 333 cities in 59 countries, and across a unique multi-platform model spanning both digital and physical channels.

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