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The Blackanese Sushi and Wine Bar

The Blackanese Sushi and Wine Bar
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Cost
R55
Ambience
Authentic culture, Contemporary cool, Hip & happening
Food
Asian, Sushi

Critic's review

Kristia van Heerden

Food
“The eyes eat first,” is something you’ll often hear owner Vusi Kunene say, which is why a lot of effort goes into the presentation of the sushi. All-you-can-eat sushi Tuesdays are a good time to sample the complete Blackanese offering. In addition to sushi favourites, ranging from California rolls and fashion sandwiches to nigiri, sashimi and hand rolls, Vusi also offers a marvellous selection of unique sushi flavours like wasabi parcels and biltong California rolls. This unique African twist will change the way you think about sushi forever. Try the strawberry and cream cheese dessert sushi for a bit of sweetness at the end of the meal.

Wine
Do take advantage of the cocktail menu and in-house mixologist.

Service
The service is phenomenal. Waiters are engaged; they seem really invested in the restaurant, making the whole experience all the more personal. Don’t be afraid to alert the waiters to your food preferences or ask for advice. Everyone is really eager.

Ambience
‘Township chic’ is the closest I can get to an accurate description of the décor. The tiny space is sparsely furnished with everything from repurposed barrels with glass tops to cool drink crates with cushions. Chopsticks are carefully positioned against a focus wall and diners are encouraged to watch the chefs work their magic at the sushi bar. The Blackanese is a dining experience that seems to encapsulate the essence of Johannesburg: urban, metropolitan, diverse, friendly and oh, so tasty.
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User reviews

  • We are sushi lovers! Vusi, we need to compliment you on your sushi platters. It was our first visit and we will return. A nice cosy place !
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  • I haven't been to your bar but my sister has and she says its one of the best...
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  • I am watching Top Billing and would love to visit your restaurant but there is no map or directions to you on your website.

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  • After seeing your establishment on CNN, I'm looking forward to dine for the first time very soon. I reckon my girlfriend will begin to enjoy African sushi for the first time.

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Facilities

  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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