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4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 4712
Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Capetown
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this fine sushi. Made with love. Good taste and quality. Cosy place in a building closed of from the busy long street. Already 20 years business !

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Thank Pavel J
Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be discouraged by the simple and somehow understated presentation of this place. It's hard to find and a little hidden on a side street, but defenitely worth every Rand. Go there if you just want to have superb Sushi. Great, quick and forthcoming staff. Thumbs up!

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Thank David V
Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding sushi with some of the freshest tuna served exactly at the optimal sushi temperature for flavor and “melt in the mouth” tuna and outstanding rolls. Our favorite were the 9 piece tuna sashimi, futomaki roll, dragon roll, age dashi dofu (tender tofu in special sauce), and har gar (shrimp from dim sum menu). The service was outstanding, and the... More 

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Thank Foodies4FromTx
Cape Town
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stuck out of the way off the vibey Long Street, it's easy to overlook Minato. It doesn't look like much, but the food more than makes up for the relative lack of decor and ambience. We came with our own wine, for which we were charged corkage, but I did not see their wine list. The restaurant was not full,... More 

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Thank millnerl
Accra
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We found this place by luck, while other restaurants were fully booked this place was empty. The place is located inside a building. With the open kitchen, the wooden table and the kimono on the wall, the atmosphere is simple and we feel like home. The owner of a restaurant is a Chinese lady very kind, who gave us great... More 

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Thank Michel P
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just when you thought Cape Town's Long Street could not deliver up any more gems, this unassuming little restaurant serves you the most delicious sushi in a bamboo boat.

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Thank richiesauls
Chicago
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There are no doubt many fine sushi restaurants in the West: I’ve sampled more than a few in the US and Europe.  Minato Sushi, tucked away off trendy Long Street in Cape Town, surely ranks among the best.  I’ve been a happy customer for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.  Last night was no exception, with a fantastic (and rare, in... More 

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Thank PrimaveraChicago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We are spoiled by an amazing sushi place back home and this place was delicious! The staff is wonderful and the restaurant is in a pretty cool location, though a little hidden. Definitely recommend a stop for a little lighter fare during your visit to Cape Town. The quality of the fish was excellent and the rolls were very well... More 

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Thank Veronica T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very hidden place but amazing sushi with some very friendly owners! Ask them for advice!! They know what u will like!:)

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Thank Stefan N
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had delicious sushi tonight with Minato. Everything made fresh to order. It's a nice small restaurant, really nice and friendly staff. Nothing fancy or chique, but just very good food.Definately worth a try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Buiten Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 4712

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?