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Rock Sushi Thai

) #14 of 17 Restaurants in Newlands ££ - £££ Sushi, Asian, Thai
Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Dean St. | Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 685 9692
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“sushi” (39 reviews)
“green curry” (7 reviews)
“corn cakes” (3 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
££ - £££
Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Dean St. | Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place is really bad, don't go here. Sushi is stodgy and heavy, tuna is gray in colour and clearly not fresh, dim sum is pre-made frozen, beef in curry was chewy.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had been here for sushi before, which was OK but not amazing. Discovered that their Thai food is a better menu option, all five people in our party had different dishes and all were great.

Thank utahiggs
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The dim sum was a disaster but the main meals were delicious. Definitely worth trying if you are in the area and feeling for Thai!

Thank Priyal P
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Time for them to realize the hype is not enough. The food is barely edible with average service. The restaurant needs to be cleaned up and the menu revised. The worst is seeing the sushi chef sitting on the street curb SMOKING. Clean up your...More

Thank AndyAAG
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had somewhat distracted but friendly service on a quiet weekday night. Advised that the spicing ran hot we ordered medium curry dishes which were pleasant enough but unremarkable.

Thank Thunderboltz
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Rock thai is an awesome sushi bar and they also make amazing noodles. The specials are great because they have many options for you to pick from. The 18 piece is the perfect size and then followed by the chicken noodle soup. The sushi is...More

Thank Murray R
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I met a friend here last night as I rave about the one in Meadowridge - which is just simply the best sushi and curry place in town So why is the standard not consistent then - the sushi I had was old rice and...More

Thank Ingrid L
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We went to the Rock Newlands branch with a group of people to celebrate my daughter-in-law's birthday. The service was rather good but starters I ordered was not good at all. I had the calamari starters, which was so tough that it was near impossible...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A good all round experience for couples or families. A good selection of drinks and very good Asian cuisine. Also a convenient location in Dean Street.

Thank ivorclucas
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I visited Rock Sushi Thai for the first time and it's ok. That's about all I can say. Food is tasty but not authentic Thai at all. Tom Yum Goon is too salty and it tastes like stock was used instead of fish sauce, but...More

Thank SA_Business_Traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Dean St. | Shop 1, Newlands Quarter, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 685 9692
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Rock Sushi (THAI) began in the picturesque fishing village of Hermanus in 2004, when owner of the Harbour Rock Restaurant, Francois Barnard, decided to expand the repertoire of his highly successful seaside restaurant. A Master Sushi chef was headhunted, and alterations on a new kitchen within the building began. Thai Cuisine has always been known for its clean, fresh flavours. Beautifully fragrant ingredients like ginger, lemongrass and coriander give Thai cuisine its distinct and unique flavour, loved by people the world over. Rock (SUSHI) Thai is an embodiment of this mantra.
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