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Willoughby & Co

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian fusion
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Shop 6132 Victoria Warf, Cape Town Central, South Africa
0214186116
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Undisputed top sushi and seafood place in Cape Town

Willoughbys is an institution in Cape Town. After coming years of frequenting this place, somehow I thought the food quality and dining experience would diminish over time. But it is still the best. Make sure you try the new style Sashimi and Sunomono salad at some stage.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Marvin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Willoughbys is an institution in Cape Town. After coming years of frequenting this place, somehow I thought the food quality and dining experience would diminish over time. But it is still the best. Make sure you try the new style Sashimi and Sunomono salad at some stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yum, yum, yum. Delicious sushi, one of the best in Cape Town, and the only place I ever eat at the Waterfront (trust me, I'm a local!) There is often a queue, but if you're happy to eat at the counter it's seldom a long wait. The fish is super-fresh, made in front of you, and the speciality rolls are... More 

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Alba, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a quick lunch and enjoyed some very good salmon sashimi and a lovely glass of Sauvignon blanc. It was very busy and we had to wait a few minutes for being seated at the sushi bar.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing sushi and fresh fish; good wines and salads; the place is always busy but finding a table at the bar for 1 or 2 persons is never difficult; busy waiters but they will serve wine if the queue is too long and they'll prioritise you as soon as they can sit you down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always go for the fish so I can only comment on this. Of course the Sushi is wonderful too. Queueing is well organised when there is one.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Deeply cool place, perfect for lunch in the middle of shopping. There's always a queue but it's a happy wait because they're usually nice enough to give you a taste of wine while you're shuffling forward. If you don't fancy that, tell them you'll sit at one of the counters inside. I always do, and I always meet amusing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

You may have to wait in line on a weekend but it will be worth it! I was here about 4 different times and had different sushi rolls and all of them were delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

for really good food this restaurant never disappoints,value for money fresh ingredients always busy,this is the best value in the waterfront without doubt.there is no luxury seating in or out,but the food is excellent and fresh highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you can overlook the snootiness of the management, and forgive the overprice wine list, you're in for a great meal and superb wait service. The wait staff make up for the management's bad attitude in buckets of warmth and passionate knowledge of the menu. There's nothing I can't recommend on this menu but, for me, it's a lunchtime eatery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best Japanese restaurant. I go back for the 4x4 sushi every time. Waiting staff is excellent! Always a great eating experience.

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Additional Information about Willoughby & Co

Address: Shop 6132 Victoria Warf, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: 0214186116
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6132 Victoria Warf, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 0214186116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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