The extensive menu offers many tempting options, including sushi, sashimi, soups, salads and tempura. Miso soup with tempura scallops is a perfect way to kick things off on a cool evening: sweet, succulent scallops are offset by a salty miso broth. For mains, the ramen with prawns will satisfy a big appetite, while the “The Sauté” – tofu, oysters, salmon, mushrooms, prawns, octopus, langoustine and mixed greens – gives you a taste of everything. Other mains include duck with udon noodles, seared tuna and Japanese curry chicken with soba noodles. Sushi and sashimi are well represented with myriad options to choose from, otherwise opt for the chef’s choice, all served with freshly grated wasabi and pungent pickled ginger Desserts include a variety of ice creams such as black sesame, yuzu, cherry blossom and chocolate, tempura green tea, as well as toasted tofu with ginger ice cream.
An interesting, if pricey, cocktail list, plus a good selection of red and white wine with a few options by the glass. Japanese beers, whisky and sake are also available, along with a few very special imported tipples.
Relaxed and friendly with a good knowledge of the menu and happy to make recommendations.
A tasteful, neutral palette with a small bar that has a view of the action in the tiny kitchen.
Book the private dining room for a special occasion.
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Cecilia du Plessis
My husband and I went for the winter special, as a way to try this restaurant. The tempura and tuna tartare starters were lovely, although the tartare had a little too much soy through it which became overpowering after a while. We both had the noodles with duck for main, which had a delicious broth but the duck was tough and I don’t think it would be worth its usual full menu price. The dessert was a miso ice cream which was also delicious, but such an insanely small portion - about a quenelle’s worth and that was it! The service was impeccable, and the owner treated us to a sake tasting after we so enjoyed the sake we’d ordered, and then also gave us a tasting of one of his top shelf Japanese whiskeys. Overall we had a lovely night, but without the special I think I would have left feeling that the food was overpriced.
By far the freshest fish in Cape Town. The scallops melt in your mouth. Good wine and good food! They will definitely see me again!!
We had an incredible evening at Kyoto Garden Sushi. The restaurants atmosphere is so serene that it feels as if you are completely isolated from the hustle and bustle of town. This along with the excellent service makes it a special place to dine.
We came in for the Winter Special and for starters we had the Vegetable Tempura which is a must have. There is nothing quite like it. I’m not a massive vegetable fan, but the batter was light and crispy!
For mains we had the Udon Noodles with Duck. It is delicious. My favourite part of the meal is the broth. It is extremely impressive how they manage to maintain the individual flavours of all the ingredients whilst being immersed in the perfectly flavoured broth.
The Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream was our choice for dessert. My girlfriend told the waiter that it was the best ice cream she had ever had and 5 minutes later the owner brought out another 3 flavours for us to try which were: Green tea, Miso and Ginger. They were all so unique in their own way.
All in all, we were surprised by how good the experience was and without a doubt it was the best winter special we’ve had in Cape Town this year. R220 for 3 courses and a glass of wine is great value. We can’t wait to go back.
Incredible flavours from their grill, the freshest sushi in the city, perfectly lit ambient lighting and really attentive staff to guide you through their flavours journey. THE best saffron infused soba noodles ever.
Great winter special menu. Loved the Rice with Simple Fish.