Fodor's Expert Review Willoughby & Co

$$$ Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Japanese

Though unfortunately inside the mall, this buzzing hive of activity consistently churns out what many say is the city's best sushi, thus adding a certain joy to a trip to the V&A. Expect an array of fanciful and decadent signature rolls such as the creamy rock-shrimp maki (a tuna-style roll graced with large chunks of tempura fried crayfish in a spicy mayo-based sauce) and the rainbow nation roll (salmon, avocado, and tuna topped with caviar and a few squizzles of delicious sesame-oil and sweet chili sauces). The traditional sashimi is also excellent, as is the Japanese Kitchen menu. There will almost inevitably be a line during normal dinner hours; however, it goes quickly (especially if you sit at the sushi bar, which is the place to be) and you're likely to be offered free tastes of various new vintages while waiting.

Japanese Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Cape Town, Western Cape  8002, South Africa

021-418–6115

www.willoughbyandco.co.za

Known For:
  • Excellent and decadent sushi rolls
  • Long lines during dinner, alleviated by free wine samples

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