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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tuna” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (32 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 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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