How long have you been in Cape Town?
I arrived in 1989 and never left.
What do you like to eat?
I eat rice with meat during the day and then rice with seafood at night.
I do not like spicy food.
What is the best kind of fish to go with sushi?
The best fish is the three types of tuna which are at their best in June and July.
What’s so important about Sushi rice?
The essence of sushi rice is the mix of vinegar, sugar and salt. It’s very important to get this right.
What do you think it the right drink to go with Sushi? Sake, wine or beer?
Sake is really good to drink with Sushi.
What do you think is special on your menu?
I think the tempura is excellent; light and crispy. We use special flour from Japan.
Why do Cape Town people love Sushi so much?
I don’t know. It could be the soy sauce or the mayonnaise. Some Capetonian’s like mayonnaise with their Sushi but I don’t do this because for me it’s not the way it should be. Maybe they think sushi is low calorie.
What will be a dish you are cooking tonight?
I will be using a local fish for a hot dish, steamed fish Japanese style.
Chef Koshi, how old are you?
That is my secret.
Kyoto Gardens Sushi
Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof,
021 422 2001