Jiah Restaurant

I’ve been wanting to try out Jiah Restaurant since their opening over a year ago. Thought will give them a chance to “settle” themselves as a new restaurant.  So we went last February on a Friday night to check it out. Here’s our experience of dining there 🙂

Decoration & Ambience

First of all was impressed with the trendy exterior decor of the restaurant. The location is in a trendy part of city as well. I’ve just felt I was transformed to somewhere exotic when walking in the terrace, it must be the effect of the grey wall with a little carving feature by the entrance. The ambience was quite cosy but romantic with the dim lighting in the first floor.  There are street parking opposite Fire and Ice Hotel, the main entrance of the Restaurant is on the other side of the road though (a very short walking distance).


The booking thru email was a breeze. When we came around 7pm, the restaurant was quite, we were seated on the ground floor. There were two other tables were occupied. I personally wanted to sit on the upper level, but informed by the waiter that upper floor are for buffet patrons.

The waiter was attentive, professional and friendly.  The order was taken easily. The floor manager came to our table to welcome us and asked if we were comfortable.

The Foods and Drinks

The drinks and foods were served in a decent time. Although I can’t remember if a complimentary bread and butter is served while w e were waiting? I personally love my mocktail order, No-jito (R31).  I must say the No-jito was one of the most refreshing mocktail mojito I have had, refreshing with enough touch of sweetness.  My kids ordered Cookies and Cream Milkshake (R59), a Chocolate Lindt Milkshake (R59) and a Lindt Hot Chocolate (R25). Regretfully I have not tasted the other drinks from my kids as I didn’t want to ruin the taste of my refreshing No-jito from my tastebud 🙂

Our kids ordered pizzas (from R65-R119), I ordered from the grill that came with two sides (R119-R165). For the sides I chose the Tempura Onions and Roasted Vegetable.  My food was nice, although can do with more quantity of the sides though. My fault I didn’t order the extra sauces (R25).

Hubs ordered from The East Meet West (R89-R199), it turned out his Lamb Korma (R99) was so delicious.  It came with either basmati rice or roti with papadum and atjar. The lamb was so succelent and the curry was so tasty, I ended up having his curry on my steak plate 🙂

Jiah used to serve buffet for public but recently changed it that  buffet is only available for event of over 40 or more. I see pics of intimate weddings held in Jiah in thier instagram.

Lastly the dessert! We had the Chocolate Brownie Mellow and Ice Cream (R55). Gosh, it was good, well presented and in generous serving too. The combination of brownies, with ice cream, marsmalloe, mousse, cream. strawberry, caramel and peanut.. Ahh, I guess diet (can always) starts tomorrow! 🙂

Jiah Restaurant (Strictly Halaal)

70 New Church Street, Cape Town (opposite the Fire and Ice Hotel)

(+27)21 707 1001

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