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“What more can you say about a restaurant that has queues waiting to enter?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willoughby & Co

Willoughby & Co
Ranked #17 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
South Africa
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“What more can you say about a restaurant that has queues waiting to enter?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

I have been to Willoughbys sometimes 4 x a week. The sushi is definitely the BEST in South Africa, The fish dishes are always super fresh. Service is brisk and often they have a promotion of lovely wines with free tasting. I can wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant. Prices are good too. The halva ice cream is a real treat. Tip. Try to arrive early for dinner (before 6 pm) , queues can be long.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellence redefined ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Had a assortment of food everything was top class service, presentation, taste can't fault it other than it's inside the mall
Bit expensive but quality shines

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Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Always outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Fresh seafood, fresh salad, fresh idea's, good service . When in CapeTown, this is a must if you like seafood and sushi. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“No waterfront view, but who cares? Come for the seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

The reviews were right about the long queues, however as we were just two and didn't mind sitting at a bar table (which really is quite nice as you get to watch the lovely chefs at work or sit on a long high table inside the restaurant) we were shown our seats immediately.
We decided to go with the basics which is how you know the seafood is fresh and ordered the fresh large oysters (so juicy), and line fish mix platter of nigiri sushi, sashimi and maki. The fish slices were thickly cut and amazingly generous and of course very fresh. We had the Mille Feiulle for dessert which is their speciality and very nicely done!
We saw lots of tables having the 4x4 rock shrimp and rainbow reload which we will be coming back to try another day!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very disappointing ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

In a nutshell, too much rice and mayonnaise and not enough salmon or tuna. Very disappointing for the price you pay and the quality you expect. My husband and I use to love going there when we visited CT from London, but our latest visit was a disgraceful and we won't be going back. Sushi rice was warm and like goo, tuna looked crusty and old and all in all it was a horrible experience. If you've had real Sushi before, this place is not for you. It's poor quality and a rip off.

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