Where to Eat Sushi Cape Town is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report.
I’ve had the freshest sushi at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. I’ve been to Sushi Roku at the W Scottsdale. I’ve had blowfish sashimi in Osaka. Two out of those three make me a good judge of sushi. That’s why when I tell you that the best sushi is in Cape Town, South Africa, you should believe me.
It’s Not the Sashimi
The sashimi in Tokyo is perfect. I have nothing but good things to say about it. The sashimi in Cape Town is on the same level. It’s served soft and fluffy. Think po boys in New Orleans.
It’s The Rolls
Rolls aren’t exactly Japanese. Tourists are often disappointed when they get to Tokyo, and there isn’t a Las Vegas roll on the menu. Believe it or not, the Philadelphia roll was not invented in Roppongi. Like Chinese food, I prefer my Japanese food American (see Best Chinese Food in the World Is in Flint, Michigan). Cape Town has embraced the roll culture and put the rest of the world to shame. If my words do not convince, perhaps a photo tour from my culinary tour will.
Located in the uppity neighborhood of Greenpoint is Beluga. Here, we ordered the sushi platter. The sushi was great but not as creative as others on this list. The winning dish actually wasn’t sushi. It was the angry chicken curry. Top it off with a Gorgeous bottle of wine, and you have a nice place to spend an afternoon.
Life (V&A Waterfront)
Have you ever had a Poki bowl? This was my first time. I’m not a fan but it was a nice spin on how to serve sushi. The rolls at Life, although a bit expensive and few in quantity, were fantastic. Of course, a bottle of wine completes the meal.
Sevurga (V&A Waterfront)
I went to Sevurga in 2014. It took three years to get back, but it was worth the wait. We ordered two bottles of sauvignon blanc, the house and Spier which is a premium sauvignon made nearby in Stellenbosch. While the Spier was superior, the standard bottle was just fine. My focus was on the smorgasbord or rolls. Try them all or show the waiter my bill.
Willoughby (V&A Waterfront, in the mall)
Good sushi in the mall? I would not have thought so, but Willoughby ended up being my favorite sushi restaurant. Tom yum soup, a bottle of brut, and mussels were the appetizers. Then came the sushi. While the presentation wasn’t pretty, the sushi was great.
Infinite Other Choices
And these are just the ones that I went to. I’m sure there are many other ones that are delicious as well. Feel free to add them in the comments.
It’s not up for debate. Cape Town has the best sushi in the world. Period.