About Us


Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful - William Morris

Having just moved back home to Cape Town from London, UK, and identified a huge appetite for innovation in plating and presentation among Chefs, Restaurant Owners and General Managers, Setamono Tableware was established in September 2015 by Managing Director, Darrin Morrisby, as an exclusive supplier of Japanese artisan ceramics. The first and only of its kind in South Africa, Setamono Tableware imported an evolving collection of beautiful, unique and durable handcrafted ceramics for Chefs looking for a new canvas to work from.

Leaning back on over twenty years in hospitality spanning South Africa, the UK, Europe and the Middle East, Darrin personally selected each dish offered by Setamono; pairing his extensive restaurant operations expertise with a genuine understanding of the opportunities that distinctive, hard-wearing and finely-crafted tableware can bring to a business. Proven to work extremely well with a wide variety of concepts and cuisines, Setamono Tableware supplied, and supplies still, a number of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa, including The Test Kitchen, The Greenhouse, La Colombe, The Marabi Club and all the Chef's Warehouse Group.

With the dramatic changes in the SA hospitality industry since March 2020, Setamono Tableware has adapted and evolved – like so many – and this is the dawn of something new and extremely exciting.

Setamono Japanese Homeware - Africa's ultimate home for all things beautiful, Japanese and functional.

Check our Instagram and Facebook, as well as our new retail store launched on 
9th November 2021 in The Old Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village in De Waterkant, Cape Town for inspiration on mixing and matching!  Find us in Shop #5 on the corner of Dixon & Waterkant Street.

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Please visit our sister website Grills of Japan to view our complete selection of Japanese Table grills, Shichirins, Handmade Konro and Hida Konro grills. Binchotan Charcoal with a variety of other accessories too -www.grillsofjapan.com.

Please contact Darrin with any other trade-related enquiries:

Darrin Morrisby
Managing Director
+27 (0)72 719 8183