The Goldenfish in Table View is a relatively new sushi venue that opened up late last year taking over the Mama Roma premises. With a half view of the ocean, depending on where you sit, and a full view of your sushi chefs the location is perfect. Although it is not wheelchair or pram friendly (unless you have a strong individual to help you), it is child friendly and if you go during the day the staff are generally happy to chase around and entertain your toddler (lest they are destructive or prone to violent tantrums).
Anytime you find yourself craving sushi until your stomach pops, this is the place to visit. With a daily R109 buffet and not limit as to how long you may sit there (though you may not leave and come back) you can gobble up as much fishy goodness as your stomach capacity will allow.
We arrived somewhat early (as they were opening) and as a result were allowed to put in requests to the very friendly (though camera shy) staff. Who were very happy to oblige, though I did have to beg and plead a little for them to whip out the prawns as they were on a salmon mission. My partner in crime being all too happy about this as she consumed one salmon rose after the other.
What’s also great is that if you aren’t much of a sushi fan but do have a sushi loving partner you are able to request non fishy sushi (made up of vegetables, cream cheese etc…)
The seating and layout of the restaurant is nicely set out, you have your evening dining section that can cater for booking little larger parties, your cordoned off bar and smoking section for those nicotine lovers who simply can’t sit through a meal without their dose (can you tell i’m not a fan?). The veranda is perfect for the warmer afternoons as the windows open up to let in the fresh sea breeze, and then of course you have the best spot in the house, right up around the conveyer belt.
I won’t say it’s the best sushi around, being trained by a Korean chef, I have come to know a thing or two but they are definitely high up on my recommendations list. They are certainly creative when it comes to their options, one of the more interesting ones that caught my attention was the peanut butter tuna… yes, I also scrunched up my nose a little, and I am sure many won’t think that peanut butter belongs on fish but I suggest that if you’re up for something deliciously different then go for it.
For bookings contact: 021-557 0602
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