I love sushi.
But where is the best sushi in Cape Town?
Some say Willoughbys, others Nobu, and even a few will tell you that Kyoto Gardens does a very good job. Plenty mention Minato when it was run by “Mr.Minato”, who sold it on and who will reopen again soon in a new place that I can’t mention in detail yet.
But without a doubt, to my mind, Nobu’s sushi is very, very good. They key is good ingredients and the skill of the sushi Chefs behind the counter.
Koichiro Kawakami is the sushimeister at Nobu in the O&O Cape Town and recently I spend a couple of pleasant hours with him doing his introductory class.
He took me through all the basics – how to make proper sushi rice (easy), how to roll up the sushi before cutting, the importance of fresh top quality ingredients and above all, how to use an exceptionally sharp knife.
At the end of the day he geve me enough confidence to attempt it on my own at home. I knew how to make the rice, what fish to use, the best way to prepare the vegetables and how to present it.
This all comes in at at R650, and for this you get the class (which run every Saturday at 3pm), a meal, beverages and a gift package. You also get to chat to Koichiro, who is a very affable Japanese man, and learn loads about one of Cape Town and South Africa’s favourite cuisines.
To sample some of Nobu’s delicious food you could try they newly launched Winter Menu, which runs until August 31st.
For R299 you can taste 5 courses which will allow you to experience New Style Sashimi, Rock Shrimp, Beef Toban, Sushi Roll and the popular Chocolate bento Box.
For reservations call 021 431 5800.