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The Zwipi Underground is one of Johannesburg’s most exceptional dining spaces. Located in the historic United Safety Deposit bank vault at the Thunder Walker, the space itself is a must-see city destination. Teeming with history and old-Joburg atmosphere, the Zwipi Underground specialises in bespoke, set tasting menus. Our winter menu offers some exceptional meal choices.

Zwipi Underground is open to the public for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm till late. Zwipi is also available for private bookings on any other night but a minimum spend is required for a group booking in order for the restaurant to open up and host the group.

Zwipi Underground strives to provide exceptional food and service, delivering a complete and astonishing dining experience. To ensure exquisite, personal service, we limit bookings to nine tables per night.

Booking can be made for the following tables:
Private vault booth 1: table for a maximum of 4 guests
Private vault booth 2: table for a maximum of 6 guests
Private vault booth 3: table for a maximum of 6 guests
Archway room: 2 tables that each can seat a maximum of 8 guests.
Archive room: 2 tables – one of which can seat 6 guests and the other that can seat 8 guests
Hideout room: 2 tables – each of which can seat 6 guests
Zwipi Main Bar: 2 tables – each of which can seat 7 guests.

We seat a maximum of 51 guests per night. Booking for smaller tables or 2 or 3 are most welcome.

Dinner service is available from 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Guests can either book for the six-course set menus, the three-course set menu or for the formalised Storytelling Dinners with one of two themes: ‘migrant cuisine’ or ‘secret underground’. We also take private group bookings for all other evenings in the week.

Download our menu by clicking on the link below:

Apart from this menu, guests can also dine at Zwipi by booking the JoburgPlaces Secret Underground Storytelling Dinner experience or the JoburgPlaces Migrant Cuisine Storytelling Dinner experience. Click on the link below for the brochure with more info:


Zwipi Underground has its own entrance at the back of the Thunder Walker on Fox Street. The official address is 110 Fox Street (between Rissik and Joubert Streets). Street-side parking is available with security. Underground parking can be pre-booked. The entrance for underground parking is off Rissik Street and detailed directions will be emailed to those who book underground parking.

To book, email or send a text/whatsapp to 082 894 5216.


To book a private event at Zwipi Underground, download our events prospectus here: