Top Choice Japanese in Green Point & ­Waterfront


This branch of the upmarket global Japanese chain is a smooth-running operation. The chefs turns out expert renditions of Nobu Masahisa’s signature ceviches and cod in miso sauce, along with the expected sushi and t…
Top Choice Japanese in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Izakaya Matsuri

Genial Arata-san serves some of the best sushi and rolls to be found in Cape Town, along with other Japanese izakaya pub-grub including noodles and tempura. When the weather's warm tables shift from the attractive i…
Japanese in Gardens & Surrounds

Kyoto Garden Sushi

Beechwood furnishings and subtle lighting lend a calm, Zen-like air to this superior Japanese restaurant, owned by an LA expat but with an expert chef turning out sushi and sashimi. Their prawn noodle salad is excel…
Japanese in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Downtown Ramen

Although slightly different items are available at lunch and dinners, their two types of ramen – one with a slice of char sui pork, the other a veg version with tofu – are served at both times and should be sampled.…
Japanese in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Just Sushi

There's plenty of chances to eat fish and chips in Simon's Town, but this is the only place serving sushi and sashimi – and it's pretty good. The location next to the harbour is also a plus.