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4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 4712
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (36 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“freshest tuna” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

They helped us with vegan options, great sushi in a familial place, suitable for a relaxed evening, made us feel like home

Thank Tal I
Reviewed 12 April 2018

An absolute must for miso soup lovers, the best I have had in town thus far. The tuna sashimi is pretty much melt in your mouth. The owner of Minato's mentioned to me once that they have the freshest tuna in town. I tried some...More

Thank Carmin v
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I've been to Minato several times. The sushi is always excellent and the prices very good. The places is very small and simple - don't expect anything fancy. Sushi sometimes takes a while to get to the table as the chef works alone. The owners...More

Thank Fareeaa
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Authentic food, with a lot of choices for vegetarians. A hidden gem indeed with kind staff, highly recommended

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

After an 18 month absence to the Mother City I am happy to confirm Minato still serves the best sushi in CPT

Thank Petrus H
Reviewed 27 October 2017

It is a hidden japanese restaurant in Long street. Located in a comercial lane. It serves quite good sushi, specially maki sushi because the selection of nigiri sushi is not wide. Other japanese food is also available. We had a miso soup, two 8 pieces...More

Thank Geena C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

On my alone adventure in Cape Town I visited a small gallery of shops. When I saw the Minato Sushi I entered. My curiosity made me more fortunate to know this restaurant. Traditional and delicately sushi, elaborated with great care, dedication and especially taste! Excellent...More

Thank carlosjpprado
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Had dinner with Sushi and Sake there with family. A most memorable experience. The owner and his wife practically invited us to witness the preparation of the food. With their advice, it became a real tasting experience. The wasabi (chilli) is quite different from elsewhere...More

Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Minato is just great. This confirms that a very basic no frills restaurant can deliver outstanding Sushi with good service. The menu is comprehensive and will meet all you want in Japanese food. Don't expect pretentious decor and frenetic waiters running around. You wont be...More

Thank DudleyFeebish
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Minato yesterday after reading many amazing reviews about it. First glance; Don't be put off by the location or decor as the restaurant is quite modest looking, to say the least, and did make me second guess myself for suggesting it...More

Thank KylieMaartens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 4712
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