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“Genuine Japanese” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Takumi

Takumi
3 Park Road | Gardens, 8001, South Africa
021 424 8879
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Ranked #302 of 1,589 Restaurants in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Genuine Japanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The finest Asian food in the city ... But stick to the menu as the proper Oriental chef is justifiably very proud of his dishes and will brook no alterations! Try their Super Crunch special ... It is truly outstanding!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've been to Takumi three times so far and each time I am not disappointed. The sushi is great. Unconventional but that's what makes you wanting to return. Service is always good. The whole experience is worth writing about! Love it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape town
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Overrated, amateurish sushi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was very excited to finally try takumi - what a gigantic disappointment.
All our food came at the same time, nothing was really standing out apart from the sushi - for all the wrong reasons.
It actually FELL apart??
It was almost like the chef did not take the time in the kitchen to roll it properly.
I am no sushi chef but even I can make better rolled sushi and it is not that they are cheap!

I did notice that they were very busy but for me - sorry, not an excuse.
Will not go back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So authentic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stumbled upon this place by accident, and I loved it.
Its quite simple, yet so authentic! You really feel like you have jetted off to Japan for dinner.

Try their plum Sake, delicious!

Sushi was also really but a tad more pricey than other sushi bars.

I suggest this place to anyone who likes sushi and a lovely vibe.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Service, excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is the best Japanese restaurant that I have eaten at since I left living in Japan (and I left way back in 2008). The food menu was quite authentic and I was able to order dishes that are hard to find at other japanese restaurants. The inside out rolls were really large in size and were great value for their size. The service was great. We were waited on and checked up on constantly by our server. I felt that our 10% service charge could have been higher, I was so happy with their service. The food came out quickly as well. I will definitely eat here again. Excellent food, great service, and great menu. The outdoor seating is cute and they have a nice rock garden in the back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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