Hōseki at Delaire Graff Estate


Under the expert guidance of visionary Head Chef Virgil Kahn, the menu at Hōseki features an extensive array of contemporary Japanese a la carte dining options, as well as an four-course Omakase lunch tasting experience – meaning “I leave the details up to you” – or an eight-course Omakase dinner tasting menu, with an optional wine pairing curated by the restaurant’s experienced sommelier.

Standout dishes on the a la carte menu, as recommended by Chef Kahn, include Den Miso Black Cod; Salmon Tataki, Yellowfin Tuna, Oxtail & Takoyaki; Roe Donburi & Squid-Ink Lace; and, for dessert, Uncle Fluffy Crème Caramel with Naartjie. The sushi menu comprises Nigiri, Sashimi, Sushi Rolls, New Style, and Tiradito, handcrafted by Chef Shoji, a highly skilled Japanese sushi chef with over 30 years of experience.

Hōseki chefs believe in the power of nature’s bounty, and their dishes honour the seasons. Fresh produce is sourced from the Estate’s on-site greenhouse and vegetable garden, and they partner with certified sustainable farms and fisheries to serve the finest ingredients, such as Cape Wagyu, soft-shell crab, black cod, bluefin and yellowfin tuna, while ensuring the environment and local communities are respected and preserved for generations to come.

A lunch experience at Hōseki is guided by you. Our menu is crafted to satisfy a short interlude as you discover the Cape Winelands, over a business meeting or working lunch, or perhaps you will choose to embark upon an extended exploration of Japanese cuisine.

“Throughout every dish, we create a perfect balance of creativity and simplicity – which is the ethos of authentic Japanese cuisine.”
Virgil Kahn, Head Chef at Hōseki

Exemplifying the attention to detail for which Delaire Graff Estate is renowned, at Hōseki, no detail is overlooked; for example, rice is washed up to 12 times to ensure absolute perfection, wasabi powder and nori are sourced from Japan, and each menu is threaded by hand inspired by the traditional Japanese art of sashiko – a form of decorative stitching.

The menu itself features an image of La Femme à la Cravate by Tsuguharu Foujita, a Franco-Japanese artist renowned for his unique blend of Western and Eastern influences. The original artwork is on display at Hōseki – amongst other contemporary works from Laurence Graff’s personal collection – and showcases his mastery in capturing the beauty and elegance of the female form while incorporating elements of Japanese art.

Hōseki is open daily for lunch from 12h00 until 16h00 (last seating at 14h00) and for dinner from 18h00 – 23h00 (last seating at 20h00). For reservations, please call +27 21 885 8160 or email restaurant.bookings@delaire.co.za.

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