Your Week­end Where to eat, play and stay

JA­PANESE CUI­SINE Make your time off mem­o­rable

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CAPE TOWN: Owner of IZA­KAYA MATSURI restau­rant and cel­e­brated chef Arata Koga has a pas­sion for beau­ti­ful, au­then­tic Ja­panese cui­sine, and it shows on his menu. TRY: The Gy­oza, which are pan-fried dumplings filled with de­li­cious prawns (R75 for six), or the Crazy Girl Rolls, which are packed with salmon, rolled avo and tem­pura with sweet-chilli mayo (R90 for eight). If you have never tried saké, be sure to or­der a glass (from R48), but only if you are brave. 021 421 4520 | 32 Prest­wich Street, Green Point | www.iza­kaya­mat­ JOBURG: If you’re tired of the same old sushi, try HASHI: FU­SION JA­PANESE CUI­SINE. This restau­rant’s sushi-fu­sion menu is the talk of the town, of­fer­ing some in­ter­est­ing takes on Ja­pan’s most fa­mous food ex­port. TRY: Ika, which is cala­mari and vegetable tem­pura served with spicy and Hashi sauce (R45), or go all out with the Spe­cial Alaska, which con­sists of salmon, av­o­cado and cream cheese, with a top­ping of salmon, wakame and masago (R60). 011 888 0330 | 7th Street, Lin­den | KZN: Lo­cated on the ground floor of the South­ern Sun Elan­geni & Ma­ha­rani, DARUMA is fa­mous for its tep­pan-yaki. TRY: Yak­i­tori Chicken, sticky chicken ke­babs grilled with teriyaki sauce, as a sweet, ten­der and very tasty starter (R32 per skewer). You can choose to watch as your tep­pan-yaki is cre­ated at the shared tep­pan-yaki ta­bles or or­der from a full Ja­panese menu at your own ta­ble (from R118). 031 337 0423 | 63 OR Tambo Pa­rade, North Beach, Dur­ban

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