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Kyoto Garden Sushi

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11 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 2001
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night I was euphoric at the experience of this restaurant. I travel extensively and classify myself as an experienced ' food ' journalist amongst my other Showbiz areas. So I often arrive slightly jaded and with too many expectations. This didn't disappoint in the slightest . In fact I was blown away by the freshness of the fish, the... More 

1 Thank SharonSays
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally and fancied sushi, this was the closes to our guest-house according to TripAdvisor. We turned up without a booking and they were able to seat us, we even got a room pretty much to ourselves. We started with cocktails - highly reccomend the dirty ninja saketini! We then had tempura scallops with miso and the tempura... More 

Thank benest81
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A silly pretence for real Japanese food. Tiny portions of poor quality at exorbitant prices. Best avoided

1 Thank royf60
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were satisfied with the service and thought it was good for Cape Town. We loved the interior of the restaurant and found the atmosphere relaxing.

Thank poenskop
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Upside: Pretty amazing Japanese food; LOVED the real McCoy wasabi (that lingering taste is something else); relaxed atmosphere; good service; great cocktails and Japanese whisky! Downside: Price difference between restaurant menu and website menu (eg on website R95 for Nikka in the Barrel; about R95+R100 in restaurant); format and state of menus (given this is one of SA's top Asian... More 

Thank Lorika E
Cape Town
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

if you're looking for authentic japanese food in Cape Town without wanting pay the prices of Nobu at The One & Only (another fabulous Japanese).. then this is the place to stop!.. and try one of their Japanese whisky's too - outstanding!!

Thank Greatest A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for our anniversary dinner and asked for a nice table a month in advance. We arrived and were seated in the doorway where the door hit our chair and the wind gusted in every time the door opened. When we asked to move to one of the 7 open tables we were told nothing was available. 10 minutes... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had a fabulous meal at Kyoto Gardens I had 3 dishes : warm scallops in their shells, tempura prawns and the fish of the day with rice, which was Kingklip. The tempura was probably the best I have ever had, so light and really fresh, big prawns. The Kingklip was cooked perfectly and I have never tasted rice with... More 

Thank lisasplaces
White Plains, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had dinner here one night in August and had an outstanding sushi dinner (the chef's special - the chef, I was told, is from Tokyo). The oysters tempura, which I had never tried before, was delightful. The house wine was quite good, and the restaurant was sleekly furnished and attractive. The only negative was the service, which needs to... More 

Thank Paul F
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

What meant to be a special birthday evening, turned out to be in a very expensive disappointment. For South African standards, the portions were very small, the actual size of the sushi could hardly been seen on the plate; that small!! Good thing the windows and doors were closed otherwise it would've been blown away. The taste of the sushi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 2001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?