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Willoughby & Co

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Japanese, Sushi, Fusion
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Shop 6132 Victoria Warf, Cape Town Central, South Africa
0214186116
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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
Monday night = Short queue and Great service.

Always buzzing and busy. Really top quality seafood, fish , sushi , japanese etc menus. World Class dishes at very fair prices. Great place to meet old friends to relax , eat well and enjoy the energy and vibe. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Centurion, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Always buzzing and busy. Really top quality seafood, fish , sushi , japanese etc menus. World Class dishes at very fair prices. Great place to meet old friends to relax , eat well and enjoy the energy and vibe. Highly recommended

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The sushi was real good (some might even classify it as exceptional) and if any fault can be found it is that the size of the individual piece are too large (have to take multiple bites out of one piece). I, however, dislike touristy places and hate malls; and Willoughby's main seating is situated in the middle of a walkway... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The only downside is the queues - that says it all! You are offered a taster of red or white wine while you wait.The atmosphere is buzzy yet smart, the food is fresh & healthy. There is a fresh seafood menu (grilled kingklip or soles, prawns, calamari) and a Japanese menu.The sushi is elegant and creative and the Japanese menu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very overpriced sushi. When I asked if I could exchange tuna for salmon the waitress gave me a lot of attitude about it before asking the chefs, which I thought was very unprofessional.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It has become a custom to invite our grandchildren to Willoughbys when we are in Cape Town. What a pleasure. The sushi must be the best in South Africa. Friendly and excellent service, even if you need to queue for a table, wine in the queue and definitely worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the tuna avocado salad (japanese menu), the fish and chips, and the kingklip. Do not order the paella (we found it way too salty and the tomato sauce tasted strange). We ordered a bottle of Darling Chenin Blanc to go with the meal, which we really enjoyed. The first time we visited the restaurant the queue had about 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner more than once. Great and delicious restaurant, very good waiters. Tried their specialty of the day "Kingklip" and "Gurnard". Some tried Mussles, fish and chips. We all decided they have great food.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the fresh seafood here, especially the sushi..... Best in Cape Town! I also buy my fish from George at the deli..... He has the freshest fish ever.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite restaurants at the Cape Town Waterfront. Last visit very disappointing. The salmon sashimi was not fresh. Been there since lunch and we had an early meal at 5:00pm. The rock shrimp was stall. Also cooked at lunch and delivered later. Seriously not their normal quality!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After reading great reviews of Willoughby's we were excited to try the "best sushi in Cape Town". We were disappointed. I have been eating sushi all my life (I am Japanese). I can tell you that the sushi was just average. It was not bad. Just not good. There was so much sauce on the roll that you could not... More 

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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, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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