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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
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I'm told Willoughby & Co is the second busiest restaurant in Africa - after my visit this comes as no surprise! The food is scrumptious and the set up is easy going. Couples and singles are seated appropriately - watching the chefs at work was food mastery. I had the rock prawn tempura which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lungi05
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Whilst my wife had eaten a number of times at Willoughby's, I had not had the pleasure until last night. My anticipation was great, having heard only good things about the restaurant, other than its location. Regrettably, Willoughby's failed to get remotely close to expectation. My starter of grilled calamari was average, and my main of Thai Green Prawn Curry... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I'm told Willoughby & Co is the second busiest restaurant in Africa - after my visit this comes as no surprise! The food is scrumptious and the set up is easy going. Couples and singles are seated appropriately - watching the chefs at work was food mastery. I had the rock prawn tempura which was divine and filling, the prices... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for delicious seafood and sushi look no further. The waiters are fantastic, the wine selection is great and the vibe is amazing. This restaurant is always busy for a reason. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best sushi places in Cape Town. The service is great and you get what you pay for. Other dishes served are also worth going back for. But beware due to the popularity of this restaurant the queues are often long and the wait can be up to 20 minutes to half an hour. Also restaurant situated in... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for the best sushi in Cape Town this is the place to go to. The rest of their food is good but not great, but the sushi is excellent. Try the 4x4. Best for lunch, but go early as it gets very full and the queue can get long. Not so great for dinner - it... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I can't remember the time I visited Cape Town before but what I do remember was eating at Willogbhys and Co. I must say the restaurant has maintained its wonderful reputation of having fantastic food - seafood and sushi! If my husband let me, I would have eaten there everyday that I was visiting Cape Town for! If you love... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very busy place and great vibe! Food excellent but not Banting friendly. Wonderful place to meet family and friends.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always a great venue for sushi seafood and beef in a unique Japanese Teriyaki sauce. Safest place to ensure a great experience in the Waterfront

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I learned about Willoughby & Co's restaurant from the National Geographic Traveler: South Africa, 2nd Edition, which is a fantastic guidebook if you are traveling to South Africa. This was the first restaurant we ate at in Cape Town. At first I was underwhelmed at the location. Yes, it's at the V&A Waterfront, but it is inside of the mall.... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Perhaps something to be expected of a shopping mall restaurant. While situated in the popular V&A waterfront, this is in the mall and nowhere near the water. Think food court ambiance. Service was appalling. Waiters were young, good looking but poor in service. Ordered a bottle and changed my mind after 5 minutes but waiter said the order couldn't be... 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, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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