Nobu at One&Only Cape Town: Superb Japanese-Peruvian Cuisine

Nobu at One&Only Cape Town: Superb Japanese-Peruvian Cuisine

Sumptuous omakase menus from sushi to wagyu

When it comes to Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, Nobu has set the bar high for decades. A sizzling fusion of the precision and elegance of Japanese culinary tradition with the profusion of ingredients and flavours of Peru, masterchef Nobu Matsuhisa has made it his own, with over 30 high-profile restaurants across the globe.

In Cape Town the setting is top drawer, the sleek and sophisticated double-volume spaces of One&Only Cape Town looking out over waterside and Table Mountain views. A sweeping staircase leads down to the main dining room, where chefs work skilfully at the open sushi bar. Or ask for a table in the more intimate setting of the upstairs bar.

Omakase or à la carte

Nobu: Sashimi

Renowned for superb, authentic sushi and seafood, Nobu’s menu also reveals a dedication to sourcing the best wagyu beef, and it’s one of the few places in Cape Town you’ll find the gourmet delicacy of black cod. To avoid menu overwhelm, the simplest strategy is to go for the omakase set multi-course menu, where the dedicated chefs create a series of clean, impeccably plated dishes, taking the Nobu offering to new levels of creativity, and maintaining Nobu’s exacting standards. (Vegan and vegetarian options are available, too.)

Or explore the à la carte menu, which includes wood-oven-roasted dishes, tempura, kushiyaki skewers and more. Our favourites include the spicy edamame, tuna sashimi tacos, yakimono beef tenderloin, teriyaki yellowtail jalapeño and a dry-miso whitefish dish.

Put Nobu on your must-visit list to taste for yourself. You will no doubt be bowled over by the experience.

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 6pm – 10pm
Contact 021 431 5888,
Address One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Book through DinePlan

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Time of publication: 13 March 2024