Wakame

Price guide: Mid-range

Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

Price guide: Mid-range

Wakame
#15 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Great views / scenery, Romance, Trendiness

Expert review of Wakame

Sushi, fusion-style specialities and sea views aplenty - a must on a Cape Town summer's day.

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).

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

The service is mostly efficient and knowledgeable however it can also be sorely stretched at peak times.

Location: 

Opposite the promenade in Mouille Point, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Price advice: 

An average main course costs 120 rand.

Tables to book: 

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.

Other useful branches: 

Wakame has a sister restaurant Wasabi in Constantia. See the website below for details.

More information on Wakame:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
Telephone:
021 433 2377
Website:
http://www.wakame.co.za/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thur 12-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Fri, Sat 12-2.30pm, 6-11pm. Sun 12-2.30pm, 6-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Sushi

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