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Active Sushi (Hudson Street)

Active Sushi (Hudson Street)
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Cost
R60 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
Asian, Light meals, Sushi, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
Yes

Critic's review

Katharine Pope

Food

Kick things off with a simple but tasty miso soup with chunks of tofu and seaweed, wakame and spring onions. Sushi rolls are not perfect – the rice is a little underdone in some and in others the fish ratio is a little low – but for budget sushi, it’s decently put together and tasty. Begin with the classics – the salmon roses are good – and progress to some of the wackier signature dishes, which feature everything from strawberries and cream cheese to beetroot and even cognac.

The Yakuza roll, which comes topped with shredded salmon and the Active Sushi signature sauce, is too sweet for my taste but might please some palates. The deep-fried calamari roll works far better – a pleasant fusion of a classic fish dish and a crunchy sushi roll.

Not included in the all-you-can-eat special is a selection of ramen dishes, salads, banting sushi and poke bowls.

For dessert there’s deep-fried ice cream.

Drinks

By-the-glass wine options are limited to house bottles, but there is Villiera bubbly available by the glass. There are also two Japanese sakes to try.

Ambience

Wood-clad walls and a feature bar make for a pleasant space during the day. By night, the slightly too-bright bulbs spotlight some tables, which might make you feel a little uncomfortable. There’s usually a pleasant buzz from sushi-eating regulars.

Service

Our waiter is friendly, courteous, but not overbearing and we were helped fairly timeously. A slightly odd vibe was created, however, by another staff member sitting at a table behind us and getting up sporadically to serve tables.

(August 2018)

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User reviews

  • favourite sushi spot in Cape Town. Great quality food, the friendliest and most hardworking staff. I highly recommend Active Sushi!
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  • Most delicious and most beautiful sushi I have ever eaten! The effort put into their platters is unbelievable and makes the entire sushi experience one for the books! Friendliest staff and absolute best service!
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  • The perfect place to satisfy that sushi craving! The incredible food is made even better with the friendly staff and great service, highly recommend!
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  • My absolute favourite place in the world to go have sushi!!! R200 for all-you-can-eat quality sushi where the service is just as good... Will Hopefully Continue to be a regular in the future
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  • Russell and Deon. Thank you. Great service and amazing food as always. Been going for years and will be for many to come.
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  • Active Sushi is amazing. Excellent Food, Service and Ambience. The Owner Russell is a great guy.
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  • What an amazing experience!! Such a an awesome evening will definitely eat here again. The food!! Pleaasee visit!!
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  • Gorgeous sushi and so fresh, addicted to the banting sushi they serve.
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  • The only place to go for sushi in Cape Town best service!
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  • Fantastic service and amazing food!! Absolutely love it!!
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  • Active sushi always winners for high quality sushi and great service
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  • I always come to Active sushi and always sushi best and service best!
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  • Thank you russel for the great sushi. We will be back very soon for more fresh food and funny Russian stories
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  • Had an incredible evening at active sushi. Our waiter deon was great and the food was fresh and came out rather quickly inspite of it being quite busy. Thank you Russel for squeezing us in
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  • Great service . Great sushi. Been many years coming and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended
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  • This wonderful restaurant always provides amazing quality food at good prices. The service and vibe is always on point. I go eat here at least once a month and have been doing so since they opened in Strand St many years ago!
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  • Always excelent such a nice and warm place with welcoming and friendly stuff, I think you can consider it as one of the best sushi restaurant in Cape Town.... highly recommend
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  • We been Active sushi and we got excellent service and good sushi Highly recommended!
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  • Guys im heartbroken that you didn't win. But to me and all your customers you will always be a winner. Service and quality out of this world. No matter what I and my fellow google guides will always enjoy eating out at your restaurant.
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  • Great spot and good sushi, Highly recommended!
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  • Best sushi!!!
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  • Always good service and excellent sushi!
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  • Highly recommend Active sushi for great service and excellent food!
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  • Best sushi, manager Russell always best of best!
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  • Always best lunch and great service
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  • I think Active sushi best sushi in South Africa!
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  • Always best
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  • Best sushi in capetown always friendly staff and nice vibe!
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  • Excellent sushi and best sushi in Cape town.
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  • Sushi and Soups SO tasty!!! Wide variety of dishes.. ..salads, Sushi, soups, Ramen noodles....etc.
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  • Always best service and good sushi. Highly recommend Active sushi!!! Always nice vibe!!!
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  • I know Majid for over 8 years and he disappointed us in good fresh food. Their staff are outstanding and always smiling..
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  • Best prawn tempura!!! Service always best!
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  • Always best!!!
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  • Absolutely love active sushi!! The sushi is amazing and the chilled music creates the perfect vibe. We come here twice a week and will for as long as the place stays open.
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  • Fresh, fast, delicious!
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  • Best sushi and best ramen!
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  • Special best for me.!
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  • Great service
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  • Always enjoy it. Great service, great music and mos important great sushi. The specials are definitely worth it. All round my favorite sushi place!
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  • Love lunch time goodtime
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  • Sushi good and Ramen best! Highly recommend Gluewein.
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  • Cry roll best
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  • Wonderful food and excellent service
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  • Very very good sushi and nice service
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  • Good night good service
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  • Top sushi top service
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  • Best sushi
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  • Excellent service and Excellent sushi Highly recommended.
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  • Highly recommend nice vibe
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  • Highly recommended
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  • Great sushi nice vibe
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  • Awsome place. Affordable specially if you do specials. Very cool staff and nice vibe.
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  • Great service sushi very high quality.
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  • Top sushi top quality highly recommend
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  • Best place get nice fast lunch
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  • Best sushi!
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  • Nice vibe, good sushi.
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  • Best Sushi and very friendly service. Definately going back
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  • We had the most wonderful sushi experience the other night with our friends!!!
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  • Go to Active sushi and you will get beat sushi and best service in Cape Town.
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  • Awesome sushi
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  • Top quality sushi and Top quality service!!!
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  • Excellent service!!!
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  • Top sushi, Top service!!!
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  • Best sushi, best service and nice vibe!
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  • Always best sushi and excellent service!!!
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  • Always best quality sushi and great service!!!
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  • Always best service and best sushi in Cape town!!!
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  • New Soups nice, you must try it. It's absolutely awesome!
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  • Freshest sushi ever, reasonable price, craft beer and amazing wine list. What else do I need to have a great time? Will always recommend Active to everyone. Great place, great atmosphere friendly staff.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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