Johannesburg’s new Japenese-inspired tapas and bubbles bar

Posted on 15 May 2024

Entrepreneur Monwabisi Thethe is poised to revolutionise Johannesburg’s food industry with his highly renowned Kanpai, a Japenese-inspired Tapas and Bubbles bar, situated in the heart of Rosebank’s premium art precinct.

Driven by a vision of creating a unique dining experience, Thethe has curated Kanpai’s menu by blending traditional Asian flavours with contemporary flair, along with his distinguished team.

From small plates of Asian delicacies to a handpicked selection of bubbly, Kanpai promises to captivate patrons with its fusion of flavours and vibrant ambiance.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this culinary journey,” says Thethe. “Kanpai represents not only my and my team’s love for food but also our commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation in South Africa’s competitive business landscape.”

Kanpai’s launch is a testament to Thethe’s entrepreneurial spirit, as he continues to navigate the challenges and opportunities of running successful businesses in South Africa. With a keen understanding of Johannesburg’s dynamic culinary scene, Thethe is poised to elevate the city’s dining landscape with this latest venture.

The launch of Kanpai follows other entrepreneurial endeavours including a sister restaurant, The Prawnery, in the same Keyes Art Mile region. As Thethe continues to introduce Kanpai to the public, he invites patrons to join him on an unforgettable gastronomic journey through Asia’s rich culinary heritage.


Article adapted from Food&Home. 

Image: Instagram / @kanpai_sa



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