Active Sushi (Hudson Street)

20 Reviews
Asian, Light meals, Sushi, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0214182604 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 11.30am to 3.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 5.30pm to 10pm


Menu - Menu - Updated February 2018 Special and Platter menu - Updated February 2018 Wine List  - Updated February 2018


R60 avg main meal
Asian, Light meals, Sushi, Vegetarian
R60 avg main meal
Groups, Special occasions
Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Katharine Pope


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.


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.


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.


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

20 Reviews
    Tried this establishment based on an EATOUT article. Excellent choice! Great value for money. The all you can eat option, is well worth it at R199 Per Person. Great quality sushi & excellent variety. Will definately return! Highly recommended.
    favourite sushi spot in Cape Town. Great quality food, the friendliest and most hardworking staff. I highly recommend Active Sushi!
    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!
    The perfect place to satisfy that sushi craving! The incredible food is made even better with the friendly staff and great service, highly recommend!
    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
    Russell and Deon. Thank you. Great service and amazing food as always. Been going for years and will be for many to come.
    Active Sushi is amazing. Excellent Food, Service and Ambience. The Owner Russell is a great guy.
    What an amazing experience!! Such a an awesome evening will definitely eat here again. The food!! Pleaasee visit!!
    Gorgeous sushi and so fresh, addicted to the banting sushi they serve.
    The only place to go for sushi in Cape Town best service!
    Fantastic service and amazing food!! Absolutely love it!!
    Active sushi always winners for high quality sushi and great service
    I always come to Active sushi and always sushi best and service best!
    Thank you russel for the great sushi. We will be back very soon for more fresh food and funny Russian stories
    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
    Great service . Great sushi. Been many years coming and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended
    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!
    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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