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Wasabi Restaurant

Wasabi Restaurant
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Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Food
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Steve Steinfeld

Food
Wasabi’s extensive menu features an eclectic mix of flavours, spanning various Asian cuisines and countries. For starters, try the crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside Hong Kong pears stuffed with duck, prawn and chicken or the steamed gao dumplings – spinach and cream cheese wrapped up in rice pastry.

Those looking for an sushi fix can opt for the traditional selection – think fashion sandwiches, hand rolls, sashimi and nigiri, all beautifully fresh with generous portions of salmon. What they’re really known for, though, is their signature sushi, which includes the likes of creamy rock shrimp California, dragon rolls (a marinated salmon rainbow roll with the addition of tempura prawn, avo and feta, all dressed in yakitori sauce) and even a South African sushi twist in the form of springbok carpaccio rose,s which arrive served with camembert, avo and kewpie mayo.

Look to the grill for mains. The majestic Wagyu burger is a standout – a beautiful juicy 200g patty is topped with just-about-to-melt Emmental, all of which sits between sesame-coated buns and is accompanied by crisp and crunchy chips.

End the meal with a decadent delight of deep-fried Bar One nuggets served with caramel sauce and strawberry sorbet.

Drinks
The wine menu offers a great selection of local and international wines. Each menu item is accompanied by a suggestion of the best-suited varietal, which makes choosing a wine that will complement your dish all the easier, no matter your level of expertise.

Service
A lovely, friendly team with a good understanding of the expansive menu. Management are on the ball and quickly remedied a small issue without having to be alerted to it first.

Ambience
The double-storey space is clean cut with a simple elegance and nods to the menu’s Asian influence dabbled throughout. The low lighting and darker tones formalise what could otherwise be a relatively casual setting.

Best for…
Date nights and business dinners.

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(August 2018)

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User reviews

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  • The Wasabi @ Mall of Africa was excellent in all aspects, definitely returning.
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Menu

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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