Cape Town offers some of the freshest seafood around, which means there is no shortage of exceptional sushi spots to visit, we hand-picked a few of our favourite eateries to help you on your journey.

Sushi is a traditional Japanese cuisine that has gained international acclaim in the Western food industry. Japanese sushi chefs pride themselves on the process of preparing sushi and its presentation.

Cape Town is home to both traditional sushi makers and those adding their own fresh take on sushi – offering a unique experience for seafood and sushi lovers alike.

Here are our 5 must-visit sushi places in Cape Town 

1. Salushi, Claremont 

Situated in the Southern Suburbs, Salushi offers signature sushi options and an affordable value menu deal that is not to be missed with a half-price sushi offer available.

Some of the unique options are ‘Bon Bon gifts’ – which are pieces of salmon fashion sandwiches topped with salmon, wrapped in seaweed and drizzled with Japanese mayo and caviar. Or try the Takky Tempura that consists of seared pieces of salmon on a California roll topped with tempura prawns and citrus mayo.

Salushi is not just a sushi restaurant, it offers Thai inspired options such as chicken Pad Thai noodles.

Address: Intaba Building, 1 Protea Rd & Corwen Rd, Claremont, Cape Town

Contact: 021 671 4271

Website: www.salushi.co.za

 

2.Thaiyashi, Newlands 

Thaiyashi is located at Newlands Quarter and produces an elegant array of Japenese sushi with an in-house head sushi chef, Louis Jiang.

The menu is inspired by a range of Asian flavours such as Dim Sum and Wonton soups which are traditional Chinese. Pineapple fried rice is also on the menu for those wanting to explore a range of new flavours. There are vegetarian options too.

Address: Corner Dean and, Main St, Newlands, Cape Town

Contact:  021 685 9692

 

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3.Sushi Box, Kloof Street

With five branches across Cape Town, Sushi box is renowned for its decor of lanterns scattered above the ceiling and fresh and tasty food. You can order tailor-made sushi platters for big events and a unique option on the menu is the ‘Dragon roll’ with eel and avocado.

Box combos are available too at an affordable rate and include more than 13 pieces of sushi.

Address: 50 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 1894

Website: www.sushibox.co.za

 

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4. Willoughby & Co, V & A Waterfront 

Known to many locals and international visitors as one of the best sushi restaurants in Cape Town, Willoughby & Co are ‘purveyors of fine seafood’. Open since 1996 and offering a full Japanese culinary experience, this swanky restaurant is home to head Asian chef Sam who ensures that new and exciting dishes are created on a regular basis.

They are known for their signature cold and hot dishes such as crispy rice, consisting of four pieces of grilled sushi rice topped with hot and spicy salmon or chopped steamed prawn, in a mayo sauce.

Address: 6130 & 6132, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Breakwater Blvd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: 021 418 6115

Website: www.willoughbyandco.co.za

 

5. Kyoto Garden Sushi

Known as the ‘Best Asian Restaurant’ in South Africa, Kyoto Garden Sushi offers an authentic Japanese culinary experience that extends beyond sushi. They pay close attention to detail, ensuring that the experience is truly authentic with a selection of Japanese beer and 12-year-old Yamazaki Single Malt whisky.

The restaurant offers sea urchin sushi and the black sesame seed ice cream is to die for.

Address: 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 2001

Website: www. kyotogardensushict.com

 

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Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.