Fodor's Expert Review Wakame
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Truly sublime dishes (prawns with heart of palm, cashews, and a divine yuzu-sesame dressing) battle it out with decent if overly sweet Asian fare at this restaurant with a view. Once known for its excellent sushi, the quality of the salmon roses and numerous rolls can be a bit inconsistent these days, but if you hit it on a good day, you're in for a treat. However, the gorgeous sunset-facing sea views, tasty cocktails, relaxed beach-chic ambience, and great service make it worth the gamble. Chocolate fondant with a butterscotch sauce or star anise–and–coconut crème brûlée are dessert highlights. This is a good place to enjoy a killer view and reasonable Asian-fusion fare. Note that smoking is permitted on the narrow balcony, which means that if the wind changes direction, nearby diners in the nonsmoking section may suffer the smell. Wafu, on the upper level, is excellent for drinks and serves a good dim sum menu.
Surry Place and Beach Rd.
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001, South Africa