Where to go in Cape Town when you feel like eating sushi

March 7, 2023 (Last Updated: June 19, 2023)
Cape Town sushi restaurants

It’s a hot summer day, the salty sea breeze is floating in and you want a meal to match the scene. So, where can you go in Cape Town when you feel like eating sushi?

Capetonians are pretty in love with the Japanese cuisine, and you won’t be short on finding a spot to grab your chopsticks and chow down.

Here are some sushi restaurants to visit in the Mother City:


SushiBox is a family-owned business sharing their love for gourmet sushi. Established in 2012, SushiBox now has locations across the Mother City.

The restaurant is known for its fresh, quality sushi, friendly staff, efficient service and its laid-back atmosphere. You’ll know you’re in a SushiBox when you see white paper lanterns and a big blackboard wall with the menu.

  • Locations: Kloof Street, Newlands, Constantia, De Waterkant
  • Website: www.sushibox.co.za
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Salushi offers signature dishes, platters and classic sushi.

If you’re bold enough, then try out their Fiery Tiger Roll (seared spicy salmon California, wrapped in prawn and avo, finished with sesame oil, Asian spice and Jalapeño peppers) – yum!

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Willoughby & Co.

Established in 1996, Willoughby & Co has made its name as one of the most iconic Japanese fusion restaurants in Cape Town. The team of chefs consistently create new and exciting dishes.

The high-class restaurant offers a full Japanese kitchen, ranging from fresh, mouth-watering sushi to tempura dishes, oyster shooters, soups and salads.

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Active Sushi

Opening in 2008, the sushi-lover owners created a dining experience that gives guests a memorable, intimate and elegant environment in which to experience delectable food.

Quality sushi, friendly staff and a thoughtfully designed space all make Active Sushi one of the best places to enjoy fresh fish.

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Obi Restaurant

Obi Restaurant is a sushi gem in the heart of the city boasting dishes that’ll melt your tastebuds in the best way possible.

Try out their Dragon inside out rolls (tempura prawn, cucumber, sriracha mayonnaise, topped with avocado) or the Crunch (tempura prawn, spring onion, cucumber, avocado, Japanese mayonnaise, caviar and teriyaki sauce).

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Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant 

Kyoto Garden is an award-winning Japanese restaurant that offers top-quality seafood alongside unusual ingredients sourced internationally.

With a beautifully decorated interior, Kyoto Garden is also home to South Africa’s largest collection of Japanese whisky.

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Written by Jules Keohane for Cape {town} Etc.

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