If you fancy yourself a bit of a Japanese cuisine “connoisseur”, Kyoto Garden Sushi is simply one of those cult restaurants that you have to visit…
If you missed my full Kyoto Garden Sushi review from a while back , you can check it out over here.
It’s a gorgeous little spot in the heart of Gardens, close to where the old Rafiki’s used to be. I’ve always been a fan of the decor, particularly their sushi bar, and just as a random side mention – their bathrooms are so nice, it makes you feel like you’re at a spa.
Let me give you a quick tour:
Price wise, Kyoto is not going to be for everyone, but the quality of their seafood really is like no other. The awesome thing, however, is that they do run a great winter special every year which makes it a bit more accessible.
The Winter Special Menu consists of 3 courses (with 2 options for each course) and a glass of wine at R220 pp:
My friend Kim and I decided to order one of each item so we could share & get a taste of everything…First up we had the tuna tartare: Next up was the vegetable tempura: We then moved onto mains, starting with the rice with special fish: Next up was the Udon noodles with duck: And then for dessert, we got a scoop of each: After dinner, they even end things off with a refreshing little cup of green tea: But of course you’re welcome to also supplement your meal with other items from the menu. I always recommend their scallops (any of their scallop dishes – they’re all amazing) and if you’re a whisky lover, you have to try their selection rare Japanese Whiskeys.
All ‘n all, I can confidently say that the Kyoto Winter Special Menu is a great deal & a nice way to introduce yourself to what they’re all about.
To book your table, take note of the following:
- Address: 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens
- Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 17:30 – 23:00 (closed on Sundays)
- Call them on: 021 422 2001