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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 for dinner on Tuesday till Saturday evenings from 6-9pm with the bar staying open much later.

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. The main vault room is kept available as a central, gathering space where we tell stories about the history of this remarkable space every night at 9pm, after dinner.

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 6-9pm. Set tasting menus are only available on a booking basis with prepayment. The ala carte menu is available for bookings or walk-ins, paying on site.

Zwipi has a fully-fledged bar available on site.

Download our menu by clicking on the link below:

Download our bar/drinks menus by clicking on the links below:
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Apart from this menu, guests can also dine at Zwipi by booking the JoburgPlaces Secret Underground Storytelling Dinner-Tour experience or the JoburgPlaces Migrant Cuisine Storytelling Dinner-Tour experience. Click on the link below for 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.

Every night at around 9:15 to 9:30pm, after dinner, a 30-minute storytelling experience is presented in the main vault room. Zwipi dinner guests and those attending JoburgPlaces tour experiences, join is this room to learn more about the mesmerising history of this remarkable bank vault turned restaurant.

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: