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Nobu

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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In the first and only African outpost in his eponymous global empire, world-renowned master chef Nobuyuki 'Nobu' Matsuhisa infuses his innovative Japanese cuisine with flavour and spices unique to South Africa. No stranger to international culinary influences, Nobu gives classical Japanese cuisine a contemporary twist with a Peruvian influence. Diners can indulge in fresh South African seafood and indigenous spices in mesmerising dishes such as Sake Roast Whitefish with Jalapeno or the Chocolate Bento Box; a dark chocolate fondant with green tea ice cream and a sesame seed tuile. A sweeping fan-like staircase leads to the 104 seat dining area and sushi counter, which is framed by a textured,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stay away!!!! I have been to restaurants for many years and to have to get up and find the host upstairs to ask them to find a server to take orders or give us menus as well as to refill our glasses..... made this experience...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank KevinGF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance and comparatively more reasonably priced food in comparison with other Nobu's around the world.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TheLuxeVoyager
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TheLuxeVoyager, Thank you for the review, we truly appreciate your feedback and are delighted you had a great experience at Nobu Cape Town. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Marcus Isaacs F&B Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nobly is very good, Its my first time in this one and I can day a had an amazing time and the food it was amazing.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mariarolimdanan
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mariarolimdanan, Thank you for the great review. We are excited to read that you had an amazing experience with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Marcus Isaacs F&B Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took some overseas partners here because someone had recommended Nobu to them. Well I think they must have got mixed up. The restaurant is just a rectangular double volume hall. Lighting is so poor I gave up trying to read the menu. Each time a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jimbabwean
Reviewed May 21, 2019

I definitely came in with high expectations to be blown away by my Nobu experience. Service throughout was excellent - and the attention to detail of my server was outstanding from his recommendations and explanation of the Nobu dining experience. The food itself can't be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Shooter25
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2019

Dear Shooter25, Thank you for reflecting on your dining experience at Nobu Cape Town. We are elated that the service you received was excellent throughout and that you enjoyed the food and wide variety on offer. We pride ourselves in authenticity of the products we...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019

Although I'm giving this a 4 star rating I would just like people reading this to note that this Nobu is nowhere near the standard of other Nobus (such as the location in London), but relative to other restaurants it is still very good. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GlobeAtlas45
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Dear GlobeAtlas45, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your experience at Nobu Cape Town. We take your feedback very seriously and will use this as we continuously strive to improve in all aspects. We are delighted you enjoyed our tempura and we...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Nobu takes fresh sushi and seafood and takes it to a new and interesting level. Salmon new style California rolls with baby spinach inside spiced with parmesan and miso. Wow!! The baby spinach salad drizzled with truffle oil and parmesan is fresh and tastes heavenly....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kimfT2156UX
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Dear kimfT2156UX, Thank you for reflecting on your dining experience at Nobu. We are delighted to read your taste buds were taken on a culinary adventure which you found to be wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back for another new and interesting experience,...More

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Last night my boyfriend and I visited Nobu with very high expectations. Being my third visit to the restaurant, I was hoping things might have improved. But I was yet again disappointed...food being very average, in fact the duck was bland! But what bordered on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Samantha M
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

Dear Samantha M, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your experience at Nobu. It is deeply disappointing to read that your experience has, once again, not lived up to expectation. There are no excuses in terms of quality and delivery and I...More

Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Amazing place, amazing food and amazing staff. We absolutely loved it here. Its a little pricey, but the food is well worth it.we had several dishes, all delicious. Definitely visit this place.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Chris H
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Dear Chris H, Thank you for reflecting on your dinner at Nobu Cape Town. We are elated to read that you enjoyed our food, service and location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Marcus Isaacs F&B Manager

Reviewed April 19, 2019

I'm comparing to high end Japanese restaurants, so the bar is high. Food quality was very average, salmon, tuna, toro, unagi, all seemed like the type of quality you can find at your mall's sushi restaurant. Service was very good, friendly, professional, and the preparation...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MKR34
MarcusIsaacs, Manager at Nobu, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Dear MKR34, Thank you for your feedback, we truly appreciate it. While we are delighted to read the level of service you received met your expectations and the preparation of food was done well, it is of great concern to us that the quality of...More

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dutchtmk
February 10, 2018|
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Response from OneOnlyCapeTown | Property representative |
Dear Tracy K, We recommend booking in advance, however we try to accommodate walk in's as best we can. Please contact our restaurant reservations department should you wish to join us for dinner on: +27 (0) 21 431... More
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Peter H
March 22, 2016|
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Response from Donyale M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but definitely a smart casual atmosphere and as the other reviewer said, best to dress appropriately if you'd like to pop into one of the other bars in the One and Only hotel after dinner. Enjoy!
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