TANG Sandton is Ranked as One of the Top Restaurants in the World 2023


One of Johannesburg’s top restaurants, TANG Sandton, recently got ranked as one of the TOP 100 Restaurants of the World 2023. The TOP 100 list is a global and yearly showcase of the world’s best restaurants; those that combine superior service and an elevated culinary experience to create truly exceptional dining destinations across the globe.

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A win for South African luxury dining

For Nicky van der Walt – founder of MIRAMAR Collection, which owns TANG Sandton, TANG V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and Mirabelle Vineyards – this latest Award is valuable recognition for the dedicated teams of chefs and hospitality staff that truly define the TANG experience. 

‘I’m thrilled for our executive chef, Vixa Kalenga, and the staff that work so hard every day,’ says Van der Walt. ‘At TANG we hold ourselves to exacting standards, and our loyal diners have extremely high expectations of us. This latest international Award is testament to the incredible service and world-class cuisine that they deliver at TANG each and every day.’

Since TANG Sandton opened at Sandton’s glamorous Nelson Mandela Square in May 2021 it has become a fixture of Johannesburg’s culinary landscape, a destination restaurant of contemporary elegance where the inspired interiors by acclaimed designer Tristan du Plessis blend effortlessly with the creative cuisine from Group Executive Chef Vixa Kalenga.

TANG Sandton’s ranking in the TOP 100 Restaurants of the World 2023 list is the second major international achievement for TANG this year. In October, the Cape Town restaurant was hailed as Africa’s Best New Restaurant in the 4th annual World Culinary Awards. 

And in September 2024 will see the opening of TANG’s first international outpost, with the launch of TANG Dubai in the prestigious Palace Downtown Hotel. While introducing an entirely new market of hungry diners to TANG’s signature cuisine, the 400-seater TANG Dubai will dish up remarkable views of both the Burj Khalifa and the iconic Dubai Fountain.

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More about TANG Sandton

The menu at TANG Sandton takes diners on a culinary journey across Asia while bringing the very best of design, dining and service into a menu of refined Pan-Asian dining.

The selection of small plates – ‘Izakayas’ – is the perfect introduction to the menu, dishing up everything from soft-shell crab in black pepper soya to Wagyu robatayaki. Each plate is built on delivering elegant complexity, from the linear flavours and primacy of produce in the tuna tataki with onion ponzu and citrus soya to the perfectly crisp batter of tempura rock shrimp with chilli-infused dipping sauce. 

At TANG each dish is an elevated interplay of flavour and texture, spice and fragrance, with paired dipping sauces adding ever more layers of complexity.

Kalenga’s depth of kitchen creativity extends to an inspiring choice of wok dishes, prime cuts from the robata grill and a menu of classic and modern sushi plates. Signature large plates run from Salmon Teriyaki with wasabi mash to the iconic Black Cod Miso, while the Peking Duck, available as half or whole, is a theatrical masterpiece perfect for larger tables. 

‘From the beginning TANG was created as a pan-Asian restaurant. We’re not fusion,’ says Kalenga. ‘Each dish stays true to the country of origin, and in the kitchen we work incredibly hard to honour and respect those time-honoured culinary traditions.’

When: Daily, from 12pm to 11pm
Where: TANG Sandton, Shop No 120, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Rivonia Road and Central Sandton, Sandown, Sandton

Tel & Whatsapp: 071 379 2161
Email: reservations@tanghospitality.com
Website: jhb.tanghospitality.com
Instagram: @tang_sandton
Facebook: @TANGLuxuryRestaurant

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