• Sushi has become many Capetonians’ preferred food to enjoy while dining out; maybe because it’s not easy to make at home or maybe because you’ll find a variety of top-rated sushi restaurants, from traditional Japanese eateries to modern fusion spots, throughout the City. Whether you’re a sushi connoisseur who knows how to work a set of chopsticks or a fussy eater who doesn’t venture beyond a go-to list of firm favourites, you’ll find the best sushi restaurants in Cape Town.

    These restaurants in Cape Town have mastered the Japanese art of creating sushi.

    1. Kyoto Garden 

    Sushi restaurants in Cape Town - Kyoto Garden
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    Starting off our list of sushi restaurants in Cape Town is Kyoto Garden. Kyoto Garden is an acclaimed Japanese restaurant that offers an authentic dining experience. Located in Tamboerskloof, this restaurant has a unique garden setting and a menu that’s both authentic and innovative.

    Kyoto Garden is more than just a sushi restaurant. It’s a haven for Japanese cuisine, where fresh seafood takes centre stage. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing top-quality and unique ingredients from all over the world, including farmed abalone, Mozambican conch, eel, sea urchin, Alaskan king crab, deep-sea scallops, and wild salmon.

    • Location: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Saturday, 12.30pm to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 21 422 2011
    • Website: Kyoto Garden

    2. Nobu Cape Town

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    Situated in the One&Only Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Nobu is known for its creative fusion sushi and upscale atmosphere.

    Master Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa brings a unique twist to his innovative Japanese cuisine by infusing it with South African flavours and spices. With a penchant for incorporating global culinary influences, Nobu takes classical Japanese cuisine and adds a contemporary Peruvian flair.

    Guests can savour mesmerising dishes, including Sake Roast Whitefish with Jalapeno, featuring fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices, or the Chocolate Bento Box, a decadent dessert comprising a dark chocolate fondant, green tea ice cream, and sesame seed tuile.

    • Location: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 21 431 5888
    • Website: Nobu Cape Town

    3. Willoughby & Co

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    This popular sushi restaurant inside the V&A Waterfront shopping centre is famous for its fresh and tasty sushi, and is something of an institution in Cape Town.

    Willoughby & Co has provided their customers with a comprehensive Japanese culinary experience, featuring an array of innovative and enticing dishes crafted by head Asian Chef Sam and his committed team. Their fusion style of Japanese cuisine is a favourite among locals and foreigners who pack the venue from Monday to Sunday – lunchtime is always particularly busy.

    • Location: Ground floor within the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
    • Contact: 027 21 418 6115
    • Website: Willoughby & Co

    4. Sevruga

    Sushi restaurants in Cape Town - Sevruga
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    This elegant restaurant at the V&A Waterfront serves up a variety of sushi dishes, as well as seafood and grill options.

    Sevruga offers a mouth-watering seafood and grill menu infused with Asian fusion tastes, and complemented by refreshing summer cocktails and crisp wines.

    • Location: Shop 4, Quay 5, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 10pm
    • Contact: 027 21 421 5134
    • Website: Sevruga

    5. Beluga 

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    Beluga is known for its stylish decor and creative sushi options and is a must-visit for any sushi lover in Cape Town.

    Beluga’s new location offers all the classic favourites alongside exciting new additions and a waterfront setting, perfect for those seeking a romantic restaurant experience or craving some of Cape Town’s best sushi.

    • Location: 1st Floor, Cruise Terminal, Duncan Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10pm
    • Contact: 027 21 418 2948
    • Website: Beluga

    6. The Codfather 

    Sushi restaurants in Cape Town - The Codfather Restaurant Camps Bay
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    The Codfather seafood and sushi restaurant is famous for its fresh fish and sushi in Cape Town, as well as its relaxed beachside atmosphere.

    The restaurant offers an incredible extravaganza of fresh fish, delectable shellfish and innovative sushi. The quality, freshness and variety are spectacular, including prawns, oysters, langoustines, and crayfish, tender Falkland’s calamari, and a vast selection of the freshest linefish.

    • Location: 37 The Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10.30pm
    • Contact: 027 21 438 0782
    • Website: The Codfather

    7. Sotano

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    This chic restaurant in Mouille Point offers a variety of sushi dishes, as well as tapas and other Mediterranean-inspired fare in a light and breezy ocean-side atmosphere with outdoor seating and a full bar.

    The menu at Sotano Restaurant in Cape Town offers a tantalising array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, succulent meat dishes, or vegetarian options, their menu has something for everyone.

    Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine from their extensive list. And don’t forget to save room for their decadent dessert options, like their famous baklava or chocolate fondant.

    • Location: 121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 21 433 1757
    • Website: Sotano

    8. Harbour House 

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    Harbour House offers a variety of sushi options in a relaxed atmosphere with epic ocean views at both restaurants located at the Kalk Bay Harbour and the V&A Waterfront.

    The menu at Harbour House is carefully crafted to offer a wide range of options to suit every palate; from some of the best sushi in Cape Town, and fresh seafood dishes like grilled prawns and linefish, to succulent steaks and vegetarian options.

    • Location: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay | Quay Four, Ground Floor, V&A Waterfront
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
    • Contact: 027 21 788 4133 /027 21 418 4744
    • Website: Harbour House

    9. Blowfish 

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    Blowfish Restaurant, located in the beautiful coastal neighbourhood of Bloubergstrand, boasts an extensive sushi menu, offering a variety of mouthwatering creative rolls and nigiri. Its sushi is a delightful fusion of fresh and flavourful ingredients, expertly prepared to satisfy the most discerning palates.

    • Location: 1 Marine Drive, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 21 556 5464
    • Website: Blowfish Restaurant

    10. Salushi Express 

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    Salushi, located in the bustling suburb of Claremont, offers a menu that is a great choice for anyone looking for a sushi fix in the area. The restaurant has a wide range of sushi rolls, including classic options such as California rolls and spicy tuna rolls, as well as more inventive creations like the “Rainbow Nation” roll, which features various types of seafood.

    In addition to sushi, Salushi offers a variety of hot dishes such as teriyaki chicken and tempura prawns, as well as vegetarian options like tofu curry.

    • Location: 6 Cavendish St, Claremont, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
    • Contact: 027 65 038 2106
    • Website: Salushi Express

    11. Obi Restaurant

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    Last on our list of sushi restaurants in Cape Town is Obi. Obi Restaurant combines Asian and South African flavours to create unique fusion cuisine.  The restaurant is known for its sleek and modern interior design, with a spacious dining area that creates a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

    The menu at Obi Restaurant serves up a diverse range of dishes from classic sushi rolls to signature dishes like the Korean Fried Chicken and the Bobotie Spring Rolls.

    • Location: Shop 2, 14 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
    • Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 2pm / 6pm to 9.30pm
    • Contact: 027 21 418 4040
    • Website: Obi Restaurant

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    Written by Adrienne Bredeveldt for Cape {town} Etc.

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