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“Waterfront Eating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willoughby & Co

Willoughby & Co
Shop 6132 Victoria Warf, Cape Town Central, South Africa
0214186116
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Waterfront Eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great waterfront Restuarant. No need to look forward. Wonderful sushi, fish and general munu. Will return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paarl, South Africa
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“Best Ceviche ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very impressed. All our dishes were delicious. The service is quick and friendly. Really enjoyed the ceviche!

Visited July 2014
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sydney
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“fresh delicious sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sushi was fresh. Very tasty. Good price. Probably the one of the best if not the best sushi I've had. The food took a little long to come out.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Confused by all the great reviews”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I rank this as the worst sushi experience I've ever had. The fish had no flavor and was sliced thickly and in such a way that the fish was actually chewy. While I haven't been to Japan, I have eaten plenty of sushi all over the United States, and Willoughby ranks worse than supermarket sushi at Whole Foods. The rice was hard and lacked any flavor---couldn't taste any vinegar at all; it honestly tasted like day old rice from a crappy rice cooker.

We also ordered oyster shooters, which the thought of still churns my stomach. Essentially, you get a raw oyster doused in loads of soy sauce, oil, and topped with scallions.
Apparently there was sake but I barely tasted anything except soy sauce. I couldn't even drink mine because the combination was horrific.

I am baffled by this place and wonder what Willoughby would think of actual sushi from Japan?

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“This is 'The Bomb'!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We sat down for sushi, were served promptly by Andrea, who chatted to us without us being at all pressurized - but the manner in which she described a speciality - 'The Bomb' required but a second of decision and was I impressed!!
A sliced roll of tempura prawns & avoid, wrapped in thinly sliced seared tuna and presented with another of their specialities - reworked sauce and chilli mayo - it was out of this world tasty - and surprisingly reasonably priced.
Top 5 dishes of my life!!
Subtle but great recommendation by Andrea - a big THANK YOU!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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