SUSHITOGO – The unofficial official master of delicate sushi.
This is what we believe is the truest description of the ability of Shanghai borne “Charlie” (English name) and his wife Quincy in our sushi bar. We asked him how his journey started in South Africa: He claims he visited a friend in Johannesburg over 20 years ago and did not take to the city but decided to visit Cape Town before returning to
China. The rest is history. He believes that Table Mountain and the Atlantic were all he needed to be convinced to stay. Better yet he met the love of his life Quincy through friends in Newlands and they have been together ever since. He then obtained his first chef position in a small restaurant in Sea Point, followed by Cape Town Fish Market, among others. Soon he realized that he wanted to give entrepreneurship a shot and that was his greatest success.
He opened House of Sushi in Observatory in 2007 from his years of savings and then sold it nine years later as a very popular and lucrative business. He then joined the V&A Food Market and decided to take on a new location to compete with the expensive competitors dotted around the V&A Waterfront. We certainly believe that with his investment in a quality, superior product and a touch of class, he will be with us for many years to come. This is no ordinary conveyer belt of sushi collection. You can see it just in the presentation alone. The prices are most competitive considering the quality of his produce. Then there is a hidden secret… Easily missed on the extensive sushi menu are two soups: Tom Yam Guan and Miso Soup which is made on order. A must try. Call them, drop off a platter and ask them to fill it up for the early evening cocktail parties this summer. This sushi, in our experience, is a true talking point.