Located outside the Rockwell Hotel in bustling Greenpoint, Izakaya Matsuri will blow you away with its amazing classic Japanese cuisine and Asian flavours.
Owner and celebrated chef Arata Koga (previously sushi master at Tank in Cape Town and Genki in Stellenbosch) creates light, fresh and top-quality traditional Japanese tapas in accordance with the ancient custom of Japanese Izakaya establishments. He is dedicated in both the authenticity of flavour and artful presentation of the cuisine and often joins his expert team behind the sushi bar, where diners can enjoy watching their food being prepared.
"Food is my passion - my art is creating a delicious and surprising meal that will tantalise your senses," says Arata Kogo.
The interior at Izakaya is serene and tastefully decorated, with Japanese screens for privacy, white Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling and pot plants full of greenery dotted here and there. There is an assortment of seating at Izakaya in the form of couches, intimate 2-seaters with comfy cushions and large family style dining room tables with benches. Diners also have the option of enjoying their meals outside on the patio.
Izakaya is well-known for their Bento Lunch Boxes which change daily. These Japanese-style packed lunches are a great way to try a bit of everything - great if you are new to Japanese cuisine or if you just can't decide what to order! Asian Tapas, Japanese rice beer, saki, and a variety of fresh sushi also feature on the menu. The Zen Sai Platter comes highly recommended and is a Starter Platter made up of the Chef's special selection.
Travel from the Cape Town City Centre and head northwest on Nelson Mandela Boulevard/N1/N2 toward Walter Sisulu Avenue. Continue onto Buitengracht Street/M62 and then turn right onto Riebeek Street/M61. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Chiappini Street and then turn left at the 1st cross street onto Prestwich Street. We are situated at The Rockwell All Suite Hotel which is on the left.
-33° 54' 54.02''
18° 25' 9.65''
The Rockwell, Shop 6
Cnr Prestwich & Napier Streets
Monday - Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:30