Just when I thought my sushi phase was officially over (I hadn’t had some in months), I got invited to join friends in Observatory and have the raw fish delicacies at 1890 House Sushi (and Grill?). This little restaurant has a sit-down dinner area and the obvious conveyor belt sushi option (which isn’t for me), and we opted for a cute private group table at the back.
I always find it hard to judge the quality of sushi in Cape Town. There are many places that are equally good and some that are not to visit ever again. I’m not too fussy, as long as the food is fresh, the sushi pieces don’t fall apart and the menu offers a good variety of affordable platters.
1890 is one of those places where I enjoyed my sushi. The ambiance is great, in a quaint Observatory way, the host Charlie was very friendly and the waitresses super attentive. The sushi was affordable, and came in great portions. I didn’t have to struggle with my chopsticks as the pieces were well prepared and definitely fresh.
So, if you are the occasional sushi eater like myself, and like to visit the heart of Observatory, 1890 is a great place to go. Even if your partner doesn’t eat sushi (because they offer other Asian dishes as well!)
4/5 on a scale of sushi