Beijing Opera Pop-Up

Thu Nov 26, 16:00 - Sat Nov 28, 23:00


Artivist presents Beijing Opera Pop-Up Weekend

Chef Yang Zhao is technically one of the first chefs to have cooked in the Artivist kitchen, Beijing Opera hosted a once off pop up dinner in September 2017 where some of Yang's closest friends discovered Artivist and Untitled Basement. We recalled the impact that Beijing Opera made on the food scene when it put Dim Sum on the South African culinary map in mid 2010's Cape Town, via a series of pop-ups and eventually a permanent space in De Waterkant (closed in 2017 when Chef Yang moved to Joburg).

Artivist and BO have since collaborated on a few small engagements, we always knew that a day would come when we would expand on our spontaneous pop-up night to something a bit more indulging... like this series of of Dim Sum concept culinary experiences.

This is much more than food to Beijing Opera, it's very much about the culture narrative, about experiencing the diversity of people and community building through food and social settings. More stories and narratives to come... but for now, without further ado... here is the program line up:

Chef Yang has collaborated with a long time friend and Chef Ali Majija to design a bespoke 6 course "and more...", Asian style street food tapas set menu. Artivist bar tenders are experimenting with eclectic blends of eastern and African mixology as an attempt to pair with the menu.

Expect laid back vibes, great food, good company, the way we've come to love good times at Artivist.

Food and drinks prepared with love by Team BO and Artivist. 

A set menu of 6 or more courses...

Charcoal Bao Sando

Squash and Ginger Gyoza

Bacon and Enoki mushroom yakitori

Tempura Lotus Root

Lamb Rack Rice Bowls

Red Snapper Bites

and more...

Dates and booking time slots

Thursday 26th November, Friday 27th November, Saturday 28th November,


1st sitting: 4pm-6pm

2nd sitting: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

3rd sitting 9pm - 11pm

Book your ticket here at R350pp for the food set menu and R550pp for the food set menu with drinks pairing.

Once you have booked your tickets, we will secure your seats. If you'd like query any specific seating or special requirements, kindly email [email protected] and reference: Beijing Opera + Your Date + Your booking time slot

Additional information

Age restriction No under 18s
Refund policy No refunds


Beijing Opera Pop-Up
7 Reserve St, Johannesburg, 2000
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