Wakame

Address: Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: 021 433 2377

- Mid-range

3.9

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
4
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Service
3.7
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Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.9
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Ambience
3.9
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Location
4.3
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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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

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