Now I am both happy and sad that one of The Inside Guide’s list of hottest new restaurants in Cape Town (check out that list over here) has opened right around the corner from my apartment and right below my gym… Happy because I now I have a new go-to spot for all my sushi/Asian needs… Sad because I have a feeling my bum & thighs are going to be taking some strain… 😉It’s an intimate space with lime green and bright blue accents… It’s quite modern, but without feeling cold & uninviting. Let me show you around:
Now let’s talk about the food… The menu covers Asian-style starters, soups, salads, Western style sushi, regular sushi, chef specials, sushi platters, mains, curries & desserts like deep fried ice cream (yum!):
To give us a good taste of the menu, restaurant manager, Bryn (who’s just freakin’ lovely btw), suggested that we sit back & relax while he brings out some of the menu favourites. Now how could a girl say no to that?? Of course not… That would be silly…
We kicked things off with:After starters, Bryn convinced us that we simply had to have some sake: The food extravaganza continued with a platter consisting of their Jimmylicious roll (R60 for 4 pieces), their wasabi bomb (R92 for 9 pieces) and their bean curd nigiri (R38 for 2 pieces): Then for mains (even though we were very much running out of stomach space at that point), we had their spicy beef (R79): For dessert, we literally had no more space… but figured maybe a liquid option would still work: Overall I really loved the Ben Wei experience. The food was excellent, the service super friendly and the pricing really not bad when compared to other sushi spots.
For all these reasons I’m going to give Ben Wei a score of on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale & then highly recommend that you pay them a visit. For enquiries (or maybe to place an order for collection) you can call them on 021 461 2966. Or if you’re feeling particularly lazy, you’ll be happy to know that they’re also on OrderIn.
Ben Wei is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 9:00pm (and closed on Sundays).