Rosebank launches Joburg’s summer months of socials, splurges and merry making with a taste of Tokyo. IKI, the new restaurant and bar situated in The Zone, offers a blend of eclectic Japanese flavours and Jo’burg energy.
The bar promises to bring a colourful burst of energy to the Rosebank precinct and will cater to businesses and socialites alike.
‘Iki’ is a Japanese aesthetic that roughly translates into ‘effortlessly chic and classy’. It is an expression of unassuming simplicity that encompasses spontaneity and originality. “IKI is about vibrancy and good energy,” says co-founder, Deelan Moodaley “This is the place to come to when you want to experience something different; when you want to step out of the ordinary and leave airs and graces
The menu is a variety of sushi offerings, ramen, and dim sum, but it is the cocktail list
that sets IKI apart. Their specially curated Japanese-style cocktails have been
designed by industry-leading mixologists.
They incorporate Japanese flavours and spirits with traditional favourites, offering fresh options for the beverage enthusiast.
IKI officially opened this past Friday and will be open seven days a week, from 12noon into the late evening.
It provides free WIFI and caters for business lunches or meetings. It boasts the longest LED screen in the country, making it the perfect spot for corporate functions and events. In the evenings and on weekends,
DJs will take to the booth and the bar will be transformed by new playlists and lights.
IKI will host a blend of social events such as karaoke evenings, old-school R&B nights, and the large LED screen will always be on during sporting events. The founders, Deelan Moodaley, Clyde Ackerman, and Rael Lasarow are looking forward to the energy upswing that IKI will bring to the area. “From Japanese tea to
Japanese cocktails, IKI can offer it all,” says Moodaley. “We plan on being associated with effortless, classy fun!”