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“Excellent Taste Experience”
Review of Cube Tasting Kitchen - MOVED

Cube Tasting Kitchen
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Taste Experience”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Cube takes you on a journey of the palate, with various meals reminiscent of the experience the chef wanted to impart. Every course was explained in detail, beautifully presented, and delicious. Ambience is great, but it is a small restaurant with limited seating. Take a chance, and expand your culinary horizon.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Natasha A
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't miss out- an amazing culinary journey.”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Cube is a tasting kitchen and provides an amazing 10 course meal of bite sized samples- from visual fun to incredible taste fusion, This is high-end cooking- not a lump of meat or fish slapped down on a plate- the "journey" unfolds and each course is presented by the chef. It is a small place and quite noisy but concentrate on the food and the suggested wine(which you bring and for which there is no corkage) and al will be well, Book a cab, take the suggested wine and enough friends to drink all the pairings and you will emerge, tastebuds delighted and sated.A 3 hour experience at least and you need foodie friends so you can enjoy and discuss the offerings.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank PeripateticPippa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Tasting treat”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was spectacular and at the end we were comforably full as opposed to stuffed. The varied tasts were interesting and very well explained as well as presented.

You have to take your own wine and the resturant will tell you what the menu is a couple of days ahead of time and you can bring a wine for each course. Word to the wise, do not try and finish all the wones going with 10 courses as you will end up in trouble!

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank Richard N
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Gastronomic Experience”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Dario de Angeli is a very well known chef in South Africa, he was "Chef of the year" a few years ago, and his previous restaurant -Yum- was one of South Africa top and most talked about restaurants.
We've been many times to Yum, and time after time we were surprised and amazed by his fusion styled - very creative dishes.
But one day he closed down the restaurant and at its peak popularity he flew abroad to expand his culinary horizons: He's been to and experienced each and every one of the top 100 restaurants in the world ! when he came back - he opened the very modest Cube Tasting Kitchen Restaurant....
So we rushed to Cube to find out what new experience he brought back.... and how more innovative could he possibly be? In other words: Could the best be better, could this innovative chef improve?... Well, Yes, he did !
Each of the many dishes is absolutely a gastronomic experience, that explodes in your mouth !
It is worth every penny, because it will leave a lasting pleasurable memory on you tasting bud
Unfortunately the place is very small, it can barely accommodate 30 guest, and at times it can be a bit noisy - particularly if a loud crowd occupy any of the tables), but the food...yes, the food ! WOW !



have eaten many times at Yum (which we have frequently eaten in) so visited),

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Uri O
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not as good as I expected!”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

After all of the hype surrounding Cube I thought it was going to be out of this world. The presentation was fabulous course after course, but the food itself and the flavors were extremely average. I was so disappointed! And it's idiotic that you have to bring your own wine, it was only 2 of us so if we took all of the wines they had suggested we would have had to pitch up with 10 bottles which we would have only had a fraction out of. Worth going though for the experience, but something you only do once!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Plated
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