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Minato Sushi Restaurant
|Posted by Marvin (admin) on Aug 04 2010|
|FoodBlogCT | Cape Town Restaurant Reviews & Specials >> Restaurant Reviews|
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Every time I go out, I'm off to a restaurant. Every new experience includes the taste explosion of a new exotic meal. Every time I have a new story to tell it involves food. (and every time I buy a new outfit, its a size larger) .
- A friendly reminder: Please be patient! (One chef-owner, his wife and two waitresses...)
- You know its worth it!
- Please order ASAP. All food at once.
- Relax and Enjoy!
- We accept no American Express or Diner Club Cards and only 2 Cards /Table
- Please note that no children under the age of 10 are allowed
- Corkage on the first two bottles per table is 20 rand, thereafter it's R30 per bottle
- For any complaints please refer directly to the owner! (Who kicks you out and asks you to leave and never return).
- (Placed on the outside of the door when fully booked): "Sorry. Fully Booked. You didn't make a reservation. Ha Ha ha!"
I walked out stuffed like a thanksgiving Turkey, happy as a pig in shit.
Last changed: Oct 27 2010 at 10:50 PMBack
|I dissagree||By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 9:52 AM|
|I went after much hype and fanfare, and was very, very disappointed. Lest they have changed their attitude and over the top sushi menu I wont be back.|
|no, i agree||By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 11:47 AM|
|been going there for quite a while now, never experienced anything bad. their sushi is excellent. love it|
|By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 12:36 PM|
|Always looking for new places. I will def. try it out!|
|Nom Nom King||By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 12:53 PM|
but i wonder how good their tempura is and what dishes they make other than sushi :)
|The Chef (http://thesquashedtomato.blogspot.com)||By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 1:47 PM|
|I have eaten here often and my overall experience has been good. The sushi pieces are huge and made with really fresh ingredients (the crunch roll and rocket roll are two of my favourites). The prices really aren't bad either, given the size of the portions you receive. There are about 4-5 A4 pages of sushi options in the menu, including 3 pages of totally unique offerings - each is well worth a try!
The wine list, while not extensive, offers good value for money. The service is the deciding factor here - some nights we have had a great waitress, with perfect timing. Othertimes, one of the waitresses (the same one everytime) seems to have a serious chip on her shoulder and the service is served with anything but a smile!
The great sushi really redeems it though - unfortunately, there is not much else on the menu for non-sushi eaters (except a few soup options, including an amazing Miso soup). As with most good sushi places, I am finding, the emphasis is on the sushi and not the decor - expect wooden picnic tables, strange Asian-inspired artwork and a variety of background music. I really recommend it on a night when you just want amazing sushi and are not phased about much else.
|Original special||By Unknown on Aug 05 2010 at 2:18 PM|
|We eat there often... we go there purely for the food as the decor, service and ambiance are all really nothing to write home about.
I would highly recommend the Minato Original Special - a roll made up of tuna, salmon and avo (no rice) in tempura batter served with plum sauce. Delicious!
|Salt & Pepper restaurant and Pepper Club on the Beach||By Unknown on Aug 11 2010 at 2:50 PM|
|Hi if you want to have a decent meal visit Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, Cnr Loop and Pepper Street Cape Town and enjoy Salt & Pepper. Also try Pepper Club on the Beach, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay.
Try the sushi special at Pepper Club on the Beach.
Let me know what you guys think.
|Salt & Pepper and Pepper Club on the Beach||By Unknown on Aug 11 2010 at 2:56 PM|
|Check out these two restaurants on this website. Go to restaurants and browse Camps Bay and CBD and have a look at the restaurant websites.|
|minato\'s is our local||By Unknown on Oct 22 2010 at 12:36 PM|
|LOVE LOVE minato\'s sushi. Everytime my bf and I try somewhere else we always go back to Minato\'s as it\'s the best by far. HUGE pieces of sushi, the rocket roll and alaska rolls are the best.
The service isn\'t fantastic, but you get your food quickly and it\'s worth it.
|By Unknown on Oct 22 2010 at 12:57 PM|
|I agree wholeheartedly! The place has such charm, and the sushi selection is massive and unique.
Here's my tip: If you're keen for some ad-hoc entertainment, enquire about the papa's ad video. You'll be treated to a showing of all the TV ads he's been in on the shoddy TV mounted on the wall, accompanied by him making his appearance and doing a few lines from his ads. Hilarious!