Ōku Franschhoek’s first Asian eatery


The highly anticipated opening of Ōku, the concept and vision of Chef/restaurateur duo Ryan Shell and Darren Badenhorst (Le coin Français, Le chêne and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery), is here.

The two acclaimed chefs, with over 30 years of hospitality experience, are pooling their culinary prowess to create Franschhoek’s first South East Asian eatery.

Total renovations of the interior and exterior ensure a purpose designed space to create a casual, calming and refined eating experience.

Conceptualised on a culinary exploration of Indonesia in 2013, Darren and Ryan were especially inspired by the Gili Islands.

The two chefs had ample time to refine the idea whilst working together to feed the Franschhoek community during the Covid-19 lock down period, resulting in a thoroughly conceptualised, authentic and flavour packed food and beverage offering.

Bookings essential to avoid disappointment.

Trading times


Days:    Monday to Sunday

Times:   12:00 to 18:00


Days:    Monday to Sunday

Times:   18:00 to 20:30 (last seating)