Capetonians love their sushi. It’s uncommon to find traditional, authentic Japanese sushi in town, but we’re all about inventive fusion takes on the dish. Whether you like fresh and simple sashimi, or saucy, spicy, elabourate new style rolls, there are many places that’ll hit the spot. We’ve asked locals which ones they choose every time, and rounded up the 10 best sushi spots according to Capetonians.
Nobu at the One &Only, V&A Waterfront
Nobu offers a contemporary twist on authentic Japanese cuisine. This is the place to go if you’re after a really special meal in a beautiful setting. The chef’s signature tasting menu is the way to go, but you can order individual sushi servings too. The Yellow Tail Jalapeno Sashimi is sublime: the light fish pairs beautifully with the subtle spice and crunch of the jalapeno. Their new style sushi is also beautiful. Try one of their set menus or canapé menus to get a broad selection of their most popular sushi dishes.
Willoughby & Co, V&A Waterfront
Willoughby & Co does Japanese cuisine and specialises in seafood, but it’s their sushi that has a dedicated local following. Here, you’ll find all the classics along with some new and exciting creations. Don’t miss their beautiful, delicate sashimi. Consider ordering a platter with a good bottle of Cape wine to enjoy on a summer’s day at the vibrant V&A Waterfront. The sushi attracts crowds, so arrive early to secure a table.
Ton Khoon Restaurant, Tygervalley
Ton Khoon is the sushi gem of the Northern Suburbs. Thai food dominates the menu, but their sushi selection alone makes it worth the visit. Expect all the classic rolls and a good selection of sashimi. Try the Table Mountain Roll for a Capetonian spin on tradition.
Haiku, City Bowl
Haiku is in Burg Street, near the bustling heart of the city. Try a hand roll if you’re hungry, or the tuna tacos if you’re hankering for some delicious fusion food. You won’t find their scallop sashimi anywhere else, and the crunchy salmon roses are another unique spin on a classic.
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MAKE, Sea Point
MAKE is located in the heart of Sea Point. They have an extensive selection of rolls and sashimi, but don’t neglect the “creative sushi” section of the menu. For a taste of all they have on offer, order on of the very affordable platters and enjoy a sushi feast with friends.
Beluga, De Waterkant
Beluga is set in the trendy suburb of De Waterkant, and it’s the perfect place to settle in for sushi and cocktails with friends. The sushi menu is one of the most extensive in town, and the fusion sushi selection is an adventure of taste and texture. Try one of the Platinum Plates for a great selection of whats on offer, and watch out for the great specials Monday to Saturday from 12-6pm.
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Nuri Sushi, City Bowl
Nuri is the go-to place for affordable platters of unique sushi. They have a rice-free selection, as well as poke bowls and salads for the health-conscious. The gourmet sushi options are indulgent, and the menu items are unique. Lem’s Truffle Roses pairs salmon and spicy prawn with the earthy flavour of truffle oil. You’ll find traditional sushi on the menu too, if you prefer to keep things simple.
Oishi Sushi, Claremont and City Bowl
Oishi specialises in simple, fresh flavours. Their sushi is available for delivery only, so it’s a great choice if you’re after a quiet night in. Their salmon roses are some of the best in town, and the Glen Box is a great choice for two to four people.
Blue Marlin, Observatory
Blue Marlin’s sushi is affordable and tasty. The restaurant is located in the arty, vibrant suburb of Observatory. Grab some sushi here before heading out to catch some live music or visit one of the area’s many bars.
Salushi is a Southern Suburbs favourite, with a loyal following among locals. Their Pricelss Platter is rice-free and a great choice for the carb-conscious. Their signature dishes are really popular, and vegetarians are well catered for too. For soemthing different, try the New Style Sashimi: delicate slices of lightly seared salmon and tuna, flavoured with garlic, chives, sesame oil, and soya.
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