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1890 House Sushi

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$$ - $$$
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Lynton, Trill Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 447 1450
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming from Vancouver where there is basically a sushi restaurant every street corner, I must say 1890 was a hearty meal in Cape Town. Roommates and I sat at the belt and had 10 plates between the three of us; can't say for them but I left very full and happy! The black plate where there were little peppers placed... More 

Thank winniesuns
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit here every other week. The food is good and fresh and reasonably priced. From the outside not particularly elegant but look through the window and you will probably find it is full. We like to sit at the bar and take from the revolving counter

Thank johnhW4953CL
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered two different platters for our catch up dinner. Two platters arrived and looked and tasted good. five minutes later the waitress came to our table and said the one platter was meant for other customers. The manageress expected us to buy the wrong plate on top of our two other platters since we had already had two little... More 

Thank Ann M
Cote Saint-Luc, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a last minute dinner in CT. Coming from out of town we didn't know you have to reserve in restaurants really early so we had nowhere to go on Saturday night. This sushi place was well recommended on trip advisor and decided to give it a shot. Sushis are good. Its your average sushi place. Chef... More 

Thank euphoria05
South Africa
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This sushi gem in the heart of buzzing Observatory in Cape Town has always delivered on its reputation of providing exceptional sushi at very reasonable prices and this time – as always – they didn’t disappoint. Feeling somewhat conservative and not really all that hungry we shared takeaway prawn spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, chicken chop suey and an... More 

Thank MatthewJHB
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I came back one year later. One year ago I wasn't impressed: the food was good but the service was terrible, we waited 50 minutes for our food..it was a Saturday night, the place was full and the manager blamed it on that. This year I came back twice, one on a Saturday night too, with a friend. Our waiter,... More 

Thank Samtheguide
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I live just down the road from the sushi house who have been in Obs for years. It is cosy for when there is two of you, great to go to when you alone. Great sushi an the prices are reasonable. Service is great defiantly a place to visit when you want to pop 10 min away from town. And... More 

Thank RudolphMW
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I talk a walk around the area at night looking for a spot to eat. At night, given the appearance of the building from the outside, you would be forgiven for thinking this wasn't the greatest eating spot around, but once inside you find a bar style conveyor belt full of Sushi to tease your tastebuds, and several little rooms... More 

Thank Hugo S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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326 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This remains a gem and the whole vibe is great, day or night. Food was great, service very good and we will be back.

Thank RicotheGreat
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came with our 2 toddler boys and sat at the revolving sushi bar. Sushi was delicious. Background music was fun

Thank nilikivko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lynton, Trill Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 1450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?