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Minato Restaurant

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4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 4712
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tuna” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (30 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Minato is my secret solo sushi lunch hideaway and in my opinion the best sushi in Cape Town. I have come here many times and every time I have received friendly personal service and exceptional food at good prices. Try this place you wont be...More

Thank adam k
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Japan several times and became kind of sushi foodies. When we came to Cape Town we tryed all restaurants with 4 and 5 stars on TripAdvisor. It depends what your looking for: If you want getting the best...More

Thank SilverlakeLA
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The stuff is really friendly and nice. The atmosphere is simple like you're in someone's house and the sushi is great. Ate there yesterday and I can't wait to go again...

Thank Carmit M
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this fine sushi. Made with love. Good taste and quality. Cosy place in a building closed of from the busy long street. Already 20 years business !

Thank Pavel J
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Don't be discouraged by the simple and somehow understated presentation of this place. It's hard to find and a little hidden on a side street, but defenitely worth every Rand. Go there if you just want to have superb Sushi. Great, quick and forthcoming staff....More

Thank David V
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Outstanding sushi with some of the freshest tuna served exactly at the optimal sushi temperature for flavor and “melt in the mouth” tuna and outstanding rolls. Our favorite were the 9 piece tuna sashimi, futomaki roll, dragon roll, age dashi dofu (tender tofu in special...More

Thank Foodies4FromTx
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Stuck out of the way off the vibey Long Street, it's easy to overlook Minato. It doesn't look like much, but the food more than makes up for the relative lack of decor and ambience. We came with our own wine, for which we were...More

Thank millnerl
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We found this place by luck, while other restaurants were fully booked this place was empty. The place is located inside a building. With the open kitchen, the wooden table and the kimono on the wall, the atmosphere is simple and we feel like home....More

Thank Michel P
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just when you thought Cape Town's Long Street could not deliver up any more gems, this unassuming little restaurant serves you the most delicious sushi in a bamboo boat.

Thank richiesauls
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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