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“Best Japanese Food in Cape Town”
Review of Shio Restaurant

Shio Restaurant
Ranked #540 of 2 661 Restaurants in Cape Town
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Any true foodie knows that eating out is not just about food but about the experience as a whole and from the entrance of Shio Restaurant to your table, you will undoubtedly be wowed. Shio Restaurant offers modern Japanese cuisine in a very stylish setting, with seating inside and out, and a smooth interior to boot.
A number of choices on the menu make Shio Restaurant a delightful experience, as you can visit so many times and still find something new to try.
A number of choices on the menu make Shio Restaurant a delightful experience, as you can visit so many times and still find something new to try.
I can highly recommend you try the following items from their 4-course menu that’s beautifully curated.
Lucky Pizza served with Tuna Tataki, wakame, anchovy aiolio and wasabi truffle salt. The Forbidden Black Rice Risotto was highly recommended by friends and the friendly waiter at Shio Restaurant.
I would also try the Pork Belly Roast served with red miso and nashi pear sauce, toasted cashews and crackling. I can also highly recommend the BBQ Duck Breast.
I ended off the evening with one of the most mouthwatering desserts I have ever tasted – their Banana Cream Pie served with miso butterscotch and peanut butter ice cream.

Shio Restaurant also has a great selection of sake and delicious cocktails – try the Dirty Ninja (Vintage black vodka, spiced tomato juice, lemon juice, sriracha, soy, wasabi and garnished with a stem of celery.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

The place is really nice and friendly, and honestly, I had a good time - But I happen to be a real fan of Japanese cuisine, and especially Izakayas (Japanese tapas).
As I told the friendly staff of the Shio, their dishes are ok, but way too messy and complicated - Japanese food should be about offering simple, sober yet incredibly tasty food, which is such a rare experience. When I order a sashimi, I do not want to have to find the pieces of fish in the middle of a lot of useless ingredients! Keep it simple, guys!

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Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We celebrated my birthday at Shio with six close fiends. Everyone was amazed at how great the food was and how well priced. We chose the four plate menu (R250) and were amazed at how great it was. Each dish is beautifully presented and so full of flavour. The wine list was good too... and the cocktails.

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Thank KathAMM
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

we have been to the Hout Bay restaurant on numerous occasions but this was the first visit to Shio, & it wont be the last.The food was outstanding. Go & you wont regret it.

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Thank mark s
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Intimate dining with attentive service. Food is Fresh and Delicious. We shared about 8 dishes. Small plates of yuminess. Even had Sake served warm with pickles

Thank AffrianderChef
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