Try something new this winter with Akiya Sushi!
Right on the outskirts of Century City, you’ll find Akiya Sushi, the latest eatery bringing authentic Japanese & Chinese cuisine to Cape Town. Only a 10 minutes’ drive from the city and with plenty of parking, you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles, a truly Asian ambiance and the most amazing view of Table Mountain as soon as you enter the restaurant.
Akiya Sushi offers a lot of choice on an extensive menu that includes sushi, ramen, dim sum and much much more; this review however, will focus on one thing only: The Hot Pot.
A Chinese hot pot is a glorious communal feast – especially on a cold winter day with rain pouring and the wind howling in the background. Like fondue, hot pot is one of the most social of dining experiences. Not only are you gathered at one table sharing a meal, you’re cooking your food together in a shared pot.
You don’t “hot-pot” with people you don’t like.
The concept of hot pot is simple. You set a pot of simmering broth on a portable burner in the middle of the table. Around it are plates of meat, seafood, and vegetables, all prepped and ready to be cooked.
In one half of the pot you’ve got a flavourful beef broth, while on the other there is an Asian spiced broth with a bit of a kick which both get heated up to simmer. Every person also receives their own Soya and Seasame & Peanut sauces which you alter with your own selection of spices & herbs to suit your own taste.
With a variety of different ingredients on offer for a Chinese Hot Pot, you’ll be sure to find something on the menu that you like. Each portion is 200g of tastiness and if you order 4 – 5 options, this can easily be shared with two people.
We had quite the selection starting with delicious veggies and needle mushrooms. Moving on to crab sticks, lamb as well as the fish egg dumplings, which were my highlight of the evening. We also tried the been curd cake, flower sausages and cattle fish sausages which were really nice and I can highly recommend.
Once you have finished cooking and devouring everything that was in front of you, the meal is not over yet. The broth that’s been simmering in the hot pot has taken on all the flavours of the ingredients that you just cooked and can be enjoyed as well.
To entice you to join this fantastic experience even more, Akiya Sushi is offering a 30% discount on all hot pot dishes every Sunday for lunch & dinner. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new, so bring along your best friends or family for an evening of interactive eating.
Let’s get hot-pot hopping – book your table today!
P.S.: We also enjoyed top quality sushi to end our meal. The Salmon Grenade (upgrade on a salmon rose), the Crispy Rice with salmon as well as the Tuna Crunch Roll with cream cheese come highly recommended!
Directions to Akiya Sushi
Shop 4 Axis Building
021 110 5747