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4 Buiten St, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 (0)21 4234712
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cape town
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The sushi is nice and very fresh, if a bit clumsily rolled and ever so slightly too big. The decor is tacky and the service slow, you must order ALL the food at the same time, dont accept debit cards. Personally I think the sushi is not worth the uncomfortable dining experience.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

You could easily walk past this restaurant. It has no frontage to the street except a gated entrance in a wall. Once inside, down the corridor, is the frankly, underwhelmingly decorated restaurant. You feel you have stumbled into a secret lair. The secret is good food. If you wonder, as we did, what "Crying" rolls are, let me tell you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Convenient location and fresh sushi... Some of the most creative combinations I've come across... Be prepared for some strange rules e.g. all food to be ordered in one go, only 2 credit cards allowed per table, no debit cards allowed... Terrible service... But the food is so good, you'll keep coming back for more! Must try when in Cape Town...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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153 reviews 153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012 via mobile

This is a really unique restaurant run in a very unique way. The decor is very simple, no airs and graces here just focus on the food. There are signs plastered all over the walls indicating the rules inside. The menu is awesome and there are so many vegeterian options. The tempura avocado roll called the San Diego roll is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Unfortunately, I haven't found many good sushi spots in Cape Town and locals have confirmed this. Fortunately, this is one of the few good spots. Sushi is fresh if not lacking in options of fish. NIce selection of rolls, and some unique rolls as well. I particularly like the rocket roll. We were staying in the hotel right next to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

not your average run-of-the-mill sushi. this is an underground, understated and quirky asian restaurant, but with the most interesting and great tasting sushi!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Not a great area, not a plush interior, an owner who likes kicking his customers out of his reataurant early on a Friday night so that he can be fresh for golf the next day, but the food makes up for everything. The sushi is absolutely superb, the choices wide and varied that makes choice extremely difficult, but gives a... More 

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Additional Information about Minato

Address: 4 Buiten St, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 4234712
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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