Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Honeymooners, Great views / scenery, Romance, Trendiness
Expert review of Wakame
I'm a fan of Wakame. The food is consistent, the sushi is good and I never fail to be impressed by the never-ending sea views - especially if you're seated near the window (don't worry, though, most tables have a good view). It's light, bright and breezy and there's always a glossy posse quotient which makes for good people watching. I'm a lunchtime fan - the views and a cheeky glass of Chardonnay with my lunch always makes me feel like I'm on holiday, but evenings are just as nice (if a little noisier - this place is popular).
Asian influenced offerings are the name of the game here and a heavy seafood slant is evident. The sushi bar does a roaring trade and there are plenty of well-matched wines to choose from, many by the glass.
The miso cured salmon and sesame crusted tuna have a following but I am mad about crispy fried coriander, lime and hoisin calamari. Order a selection of the gourmet spring rolls to share and the Peking duck confit is decadent and delicious.
There's always a buzz at this busy restaurant - more so in the summer months. Its social butterfly daytime self becomes a more atmospheric space come sundown and, on weekend nights, it's especially busy. Upstairs at Wafu, after-lunch sundowners morph into supper and after-dinner drinks go on late into the night.
The service is mostly efficient and knowledgeable however it can also be sorely stretched at peak times.
Opposite the promenade in Mouille Point, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
An average main course costs 120 rand.
If it's a special occasion, a window seat is a must - I prefer to be one table away from the window as the views are still there but the breeze, when and if it comes up, isn't.
Wakame has a sister restaurant Wasabi in Constantia. See the website below for details.
More information on Wakame:
- Price guide:
- Fusion, Modern, Seafood
- Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
- 021 433 2377
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thur 12-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Fri, Sat 12-2.30pm, 6-11pm. Sun 12-2.30pm, 6-10pm.
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