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Contemporary Asain cusine specialising in asian tapas, sushi, dim sum
PRICE RANGE
R 150 - R 500
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews bao soft shell crab dim sum sticky ribs peking duck crispy rice sushi ribeye prawns onyx hotel asian fusion the food was absolutely delicious dishes mains ct vegetarian
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

The food was tasty but the portions were very small. I asked whether i should order 2 or 3 tapas. I was advised 2 but in all honesty, 4 would have been better. By far teh smallest portions we had whilst in South Africa and...probably the lowest quality.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely restaurant attached to Onyx hotel but available to all. Great decor, friendly staff & interesting menu. We had the miso soup & calamari to start. Then lamp chops, which were absolutely delicious & crispy duck & pancakes. The sushi looked amazing too. Reasonably priced...& would recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We stayed at the Onyx and ate here a few nights. The food is incredible with a wide range of Sushi and sashimi’s. highly recommended pecking duck but only have 1 between 2!! The service is great with very attentive staff. Great prices and highly...recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

I don't usually review restaurants but felt inclined to let others know what wonderful food and wine YU has. I ended up going twice in a week as I was in town for a conference. It was close to my hotel so the first time...I went for convenience. But the food was so special, when I organise for a larger group, it was an obvious choice. The waiters were friendly and helpful and the food delicious. Soft shell crab bao is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent Food and Wine! 🔥 The atmosphere and music were nice and relaxing. The staff is very humble and helpful. The service vwas exellent! Hifhly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

What a pleasant surprise; the food here is amazing and great price as well. We went for lots of Tapas bits and ordered as we went but it was great quality but also fast. We were served by Thobile who was attentive, helpful with advice...on the food who added to the overall experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023 via mobile

We were staying at The Onyx hotel and on the first night decided to have a quiet one and eat at the hotel restaurant. We were shocked! We have eaten at a few restaurant hotels and always found them to be average but Yu is...a world above this. The food was absolutely delicious and such a variety on the menu we struggled to choose. The staff are so happy and welcoming, we ended up eating here 4 times over our stay! The sushi was one of the best I have tasted and my husband loved the rib-eye. Even if you are not guests of the hotel, definitely take a trip to Yu and you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023 via mobile

The ambiance of the restaurant is awesome, the staff are super friendly and the guests all seem to be happy holiday makers as I sit at my solitary table, I can’t help but smile as I eavesdrop of the patrons and their comments about the...food. I loved the prawn spring rolls, the steamed spinach and cheese dumpling, the prawn rack and the chilli beef ribs. All these suggested by other patrons as they sampled and enjoyed the food. It’s a must, it’s not Haiku also a restaurant in Cape Town City but it’s an interesting alternativeMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

The best food and service in CT!! We had an absolutely fun evening! The set menu catered for all- vegetarian, carnivore etc. Well done Freddy and Team!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

We where left speachless with the kind of service we received. Freddy the manager constantly checking on us. The food was amazing my wife had the duck. And me the ribeye. They made my wife birthday a memorable experience. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff. Absolutely unique food. Divine wine. Everything was top class. Our favourite was the cauliflower with the green curry. A must try.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights at the Onyx and have been 3 times for dinner at the Yu. So much to discover from the menu. Atmosphere is very relax also professional and welcoming. Dishes are Asian fusion also good quality. I highly recommend the place

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

We loved everything we ate and drank. The service was fantastic. The setting was so pretty. And coming from the US, the price was very affordable.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Phantastic Capetown interpretation of Asian food - sushi, Bao dumplings, creative meet and fish dishes - several on the hot side - inviting guests to fireworks in taste. Food and service are excellent and with every bite you feel the chef’s creativity. We loved the...cocktails as well - also Asian inspired - for example the wasabi one, and the ginger and pineapple cocktail. Definitely a place to be and so good that we returned after two weeks. Recommended for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022

Wonderful straff and great food! We had sticky ribs (ment to share as it was BIG) and beef tartar for starters and sushi for main. Recomended!

Date of visit: December 2022
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