Rock Thai Sushi, Rondebosch




08:00 - 22:00 Mon to Sun
Closed Fri bet 13:00 & 13:30





Price Range (p/p)

Medium | R100 - R300

Coffee Shop
Parking - Car Park
Credit Cards Accepted
Waiter Service
Wheelchair Access Available
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Updated: 26-01-2022

Rondebosch Village Square in Cape Town has long been home to Nino’s Coffee Shop. After a very long innings they have closed down, one can only assume, another casualty of how Covid has impacted the hospitality industry. In its place is Rock Thai Sushi, serving up Asian food including Thai Noodles, Dim Sum and Sushi.

We visited the weekend after Eid for a girls catch-up and sushi date. I find the acoustics in this venue makes everything sound louder. So the feeling inside can be a little cavernous. The tables were reasonably spaced out which was good for social distancing. Our waiter was a friendly Zimbabwean who seated us quickly and took our order.

The weather was rainy so a steaming bowl of hot and sour Tom Yum Soup was quite appealing. We ordered that and some Chicken Dim Sum to start with. And while we waited, scoured the extended sushi menu for something different and exciting. The sushi menu included a lot of salmon and prawn options. We were feeling for tuna so we chose the Crunch Roll which had seared tuna atop California rolls and the Creamy Prawn sushi roses which was topped with a spicy prawn and mayo mixture.

The Tom Yum Soup and Dumplings came to the table fairly quickly. I love Tom Yum and have had the real deal in Thailand years ago. This version had coconut milk in, which I queried with the waiter as there is another soup on the menu which includes coconut milk and I thought they had brought me the wrong soup. He checked with the chef who said that their recipe includes coconut milk. I wasn’t really happy with the dish though and they promptly made me a new bowl without the coconut milk which was more authentic. A gesture which I appreciated. I chose to have the hot version, but I would recommend the medium instead. I had bitten a chilli while having the soup and nearly felt my scalp come off in the process. Their chillies mean business!

The dumplings were plump, filled with a chicken mixture and was served on a bed of cabbage in a bamboo steamer along with a dipping sauce. They were quite good though I missed the signature scorched bottom.

We followed with sushi which was a serving of 4 pieces each. The topping of seared tuna looked like it was canned tuna at first. And I raised my eyebrows expecting the worst. The last thing you use in Sushi is canned tuna, and I would write off any establishment that did. But I am happy to say my fears were unfounded. It was proper seared tuna that had been chopped up and mixed with a sauce to top off the sushi filled with crunchy cucumber. The tuna had a smokey flavour which was unexpected and quite nice. The Creamy Prawn sushi roses had a spicy kick from the 7-spice and I liked that the flavour was quite different from the Crunch Roll.

The 2 starters and 2 plates of sushi with 1 bottle of water cost about R360, a little bit on the expensive side for a light meal. There is no kiddies menu and dessert options were fairly standard. I spotted a range of hookah pipes in one corner of the restaurant. They have an outside seating area which would make it a good spot for hookah smokers. I would recommend this for a casual meetup with friends rather than a family night out.

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User Reviews

  • I usually frequent Roco Mammas for breakfast but my first experience at Rock Thai Sushi has been topnotch.It was my nieces birthday(28th february) and we all had breakfast there.
    The food was superb as well as the waiter.The owner made the birthday girl feel so special he even played a song for her.The ambience was perfect ,a place I highly recommend as this will be my new spot to frequent.
    Rated 10 out of 10

  • Good day,
    I recently went to Rock Thai Sushi Rondebosch and had a very bad experience.
    The food is always great but I am always sorely disappointed in the service provided. There is always a problem with the orders and also what we are able to order, I couldn’t even order sushi. The attitude of the staff is very poor they have no people skills. On one occasion we went to the restaurant only to be told we can’t order drinks as the barman had left already and nobody could even give us a coke. Please fix the bad service and Rock Thai Sushi has the potential to be great but this is a major downfall.

  • Both my wife and I being very fussy when it comes to our food and always on the lookout for either good food or a restaurant that offers that special hospitality, we found both in Rock Thai Sushi. The food is always fresh and superb. Not only is the food presented with style, so is the restaurant. It offers the great cosy atmosphere with an awesome staff compliment. We would definitely recommend Rock Thai Sushi to all.

  • I love the food and the sushi is amazing also there breakfast buns abig 10 the staff is also very nice if you want a good sushi meal go to rock Thai sushi 🤗😎

  • We are breakfast people and M&B customers, I must say we had the best breakfast this morning at rock thai shusi will definitely be back for more!!! The food was warm and simply delicious👌

  • Really nice breakfast. Awesome taste, great service. Cute quiet place with a very comfortable atmosphere. Definitely a place to try.