The Best Places to Get Sushi in Cape Town
The seafood scene in Cape Town is colourful and bounteous. You’ll be able to find good sushi spots in pretty much every area in and around the Mother City. We’ve done the research for you though and rounded up some of our favourite places to get sushi in Cape Town.
Our Favourite Places to Get Sushi in Cape Town
Cape Town CBD
Obi is the love-child of legendary Papa San of Takumi and his protege and co-founder, Ben Bettendorf. For authentic Japanese sushi and cuisine, this is the spot that you need to try. The menu comprises of classic maki rolls, sashimi and numerous inside out rolls with so many delish combos. They also have the best tempura veg in town hands down.
Try their: Papa San Roll
Good to know: They have a banging Bento Box special served every day for lunch
Location: 14 Long Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: Lunch: 12h00-14h00; Dinner: from 18h00
Contact: 021 418 4040
Any sushi fanatic will be familiar with Beluga. This upmarket establishment is housed in the iconic Old Foundry on Prestwich Street. The century-old Art Deco block is the perfect setting for beautiful servings of sushi in the courtyard during the summer. During the winter, a marquee is erected in the courtyard and multiple gas heaters are dotted between tables to keep you toasty. The interior is equally impressive.
Try their: Tuna Crunch
Good to know: Half price sushi, cocktails and dim sum every day from 12h00-18h00, and all day on Sundays.
Location: The Foundry, 70 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12h00-22h00
Contact: 021 418 2948
This Japanese street-style eatery is serving up some of the best sushi in Cape Town. If you aren’t clued up on this spot, don’t doubt your mad sushi-spotting skills, this place is pretty well hidden and unbeknownst to most Capetonians. The secret? It’s perched inside The Rockwell Hotel, well-out of plain sight. This is straight-up authentic Japanese cuisine and the food speaks for itself. Celebrated chef, Agata Koga, has masterfully crafted his passion on sushi plates.
Try their: Eel Crunch Roll
Good to know: Authentic sake and Japanese beers sold here.
Location: The Rockwell, 32 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant
Hours: Monday – Saturday: Lunch: 10h30 – 15h00 Dinner: 17h00-22h00
Contact: 021 421 4520
Willoughby & Co
Willoughby’s is somewhat of an institution in Cape Town. Even if you’ve never eaten at Willoughby’s you’ll know at least 5 people who have and they’ll tell you that it’s the best sushi in Cape Town. The only presumable downfall of this sushi spot is that it’s inside a mall, however, the vibe inside is great and your chopsticks will be too busy for you to worry about where you are.
Try their: 4×4 Rolls
Good to know: They don’t take bookings and expect to wait a while during busy hours/high season.
Location: Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 22h30
Contact: 021 418 6115
We love Sushi Box. Firstly, because there’s a branch on the doorstep of Crush HQ, and secondly, we reckon they have some of the best sushi in Cape Town. These guys serve up fresh, clean and delish sushi that isn’t too heavy on the bank. Even better? They have 5 different locations and all are equally amazing. For a laid back vibe with top-class gourmet sushi, Sushi Box is your best bet.
Try their: Crispy Prawn Roll
Good to know: Their Seared Tuna bowl is our go-to lunchtime fav.
Location: Lifestyle Centre, 50 Kloof Street (See website for more locations)
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11h30-22h00
Contact: 021 422 1894
Kyoto Garden has been tucked away on the corner of Kloof Nek road for 12 years. This Japanese gem is well-known amongst the locals for its impeccable sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine. The sushi here is undoubtedly some of the best in town.
Try their: North Northwest – Norwegian and Alaskan Salmon Rolls
Good to know: They have the most amazing tempura batter in the whole of Cape Town.
Location: 11 Kloof Nek Road
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 17h30 – 23h00
Contact: 021 422 2001
YU is the new kid on the block in Cape Town and is located at The Onyx building on the Foreshore. Serving up Asian tapas and sushi alongside a plethora of great wines and cocktails. There are so many yum options that you’ll find it hard to pick – our recommendation is that you have sushi, along with some of the small tapas plates and enjoy the vibe.
Try their: Wrapped Salmon rolls filled with Avo, Spicy Tartar, Teriyaki topped with Tempura Flakes
Good to know: Also, don’t leave without trying their miso aubergine, it’s life-changing. Oh, and the soft shell crab… and the ribs. Go hungry!
Location: The ONYX Hotel, 59 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, 8005
Hours: Mon to Sat, 12h00 to 23h00
Contact: o21 111 0453
This is the sister-restaurant to Beluga so it’s only obvious that we love it too. The vibe here is far more light and bright, with its positioning in the V&A Waterfront right on the harbour. The newly revamped space offers earthy, walnut tones inside that contrast the bright, semi-outdoor area which is filled with natural light and outdoor plants. Apart from the extensive sushi menu, Sevruga offers dim sum, an array of starters, seafood dishes and meat dishes too.
Try their: Sevruga Signature Plate
Good to know: Half-price sushi, cocktails and dim sum every day from 12-6pm and all day Sunday
Location: Shop 4 / Quay 5, V&A Waterfront
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12h00-23h00
Contact: 021 421 5134
Three Wise Monkeys
This small spot in Sea Point has some of the best sushi in Cape Town in our books. This Asian-fusion bar offers up some really delicious sushi options, as well as the most kick-ass ramen in town.
Try their: Sushirito
Good to know: Their Duck Ramen is the best around in our opinion.
Location: 77 Regent Road, Sea Point
Hours: Monday: 15h00 – 23h00 Tuesday – Sunday: 12h00 – 23h00
Contact: 021 433 1837
This well-known eatery was in Mouille Point but has moved locations to the bustling Mojo Market, a stone’s throw away in Sea Point. Serving up fresh traditional sushi and Western variations such as their Hawaiian Roll, Mediterranean Roll and Italian Job.
Try their: Volcano Tuna Roll
Good to know: Mojo market has a communal seating area where you can enjoy food from any of the vendors.
Location: Mojo Market, 70 Regent Road
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11h00 – 22h00
This spot in Sea Point has a growing loyal fanbase for their affordable and delicious sushi. Situated opposite St. John’s Piazza, Make is serving up traditional sush, creative sush and over 10 platters to choose from.
Try their: Family sushi platter
Good to know: Their other dishes are equally amazing and you must try their sesame chicken.
Location: 204 Main Road, Sea Point
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11h00 – 22h00
Contact: 021 434 8899
Over the mountain in gorgeous Noordhoek is Village Sushi, a popular and well-loved sushi establishment with locals. Expect traditional sushi variations, as well as suped-up favourites like their deep fried rolls.
Try their: Crispy Cajun Roll
Good to know: They also have incredible dim sum, spring rolls and other Asian fare.
Location: Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 21h00
Contact: 021 789 2760
1890 House Sushi
We swear by this little gem in Observatory. This place is so unassuming from the outside but what you’ll find inside is bang-on delicious sushi at a seriously affordable price. We love everything about this place.
Try their: Special Rainbow Rolls
Good to know: They have a sushi conveyor belt with all their specialities, so you can pop in and grab what you want.
Location: 40 Trill Road, Observatory
Hours: Monday – Saturday: Lunch: 12h00 – 15h00 Dinner: 17h00 – 22h30
Contact: 021 447 1450
One of our favourite spots in the ‘burbs to grab some good sushi. Salushi offers a range of Thai-inspired dishes but their main claim to fame is the really tasty and affordable sushi.
Try their: Prawn Passion Roll
Good to know: They have introduced poke bowls to the menu and they are delish.
Location: Intaba Building, 1 Protea Rd & Corwen Rd, Claremont
Hours: Monday – Sunday 12h00 – 22h00
Contact: 021 671 4271
This West Coast favourite is well-known by the locals as one of the best places to get sushi in Cape Town. Situated along Marine Drive, this spot has unrivalled views of Table Mountain and the ocean. The seafood is fresh and their sushi is delicious. They even have a sushi-making course available, so you can learn to roll your own.
Try their: Spring Lover Roll
Good to know: Half price sushi every Wednesday and Friday from 17h00 until 20h00.
Location: 1 Marine Drive, Dolphin Beach, Table View
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 06h30 – 22h00
Contact: 021 556 5464
Delivery-only eateries are becoming more and more prevalent these days. Oishi delivers first-class sushi to your door at an affordable price. They also have images for each sushi dish, so you can see exactly what you’re going to get and we absolutely love that
Try their: Rock shrimp tempura roll.
Good to know: You can pay via cash or card on delivery to your home.
Location: Wherever you want (within the city bowl or southern suburbs: see here)
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 17h30 – 21h00
Contact: City Bowl & Surrounds: 021 424 1473 | Claremont & Surrounds: 021 761 1025
While Nuri isn’t necessarily an order-in only establishment, they do have the easiest way of getting your sush delivered to your front door: via WhatsApp. This is by far the easiest route to get sushi and while these guys aren’t exactly known for their traditional sushi, they definitely have all the rolls and deep-fried goodness to hit the spot.
Try their: Blondmbition Combo
Good to know: They have restaurants where you can sit down and eat too.
Location: CBD, Sea Point, Claremont, Durbanville, Stellenbosch. (see here for store details)
Hours: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: 12h00 – 21h00 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12h00 – 22h00
Contact: WhatsApp Orders (CBD): 072 976 9880 (see here for more numbers)
Haven’t got your fav sushi spot on our list? Let us know and we’ll check it out.
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