Opera a real classic
No frills, but delicious – and cheap – meals
offer the night we visited, at R90), and although I didn’t try it, my two guests shared it right down to the very last tiny noodle, and said it fabulous.
Just as quickly as you can run up the bill once you get caught up in the evening, you can literally tailor the cost of your meal to really quite little and still leave feeling like you’ve had a good dinner.
We ate way too much, and only after I left I realised that I never even asked about dessert – although there weren’t any written on the blackboard.
Google tells me the venue began as a pop-up offering by dim sum guru Yang Zhao, but diners pressured her to open permanently.
The result was Beijing Opera, which opened its doors in March 2014. Those pop-up diners were quite right. We’re all very lucky the restaurant has become a permanent feature on Cape Town’s culinary map.
Our bill, without a well-deserved tip, came to R635.
Take note, I see on the restaurant’s Facebook page that their landline is down, so if you can’t get through, maybe just pop in.
Some of the delicious dim sum on the menu at Beijing Opera in De Waterkant. The menu is written on a large blackboard above the serving hatch.