Despite some stiff competition – not least from Urban Grill, its stablemate in the same group – Santoku remains Ghana’s best restaurant, if not West Africa’s. Dining here is a world-class experience, with expertly trained staff and a blend of well-executed and inventive Japanese dishes that stretch well beyond sushi and sashimi dishes (although these are both fabulous). The place was originally set up by an executive chef at Nobu London, and it still stays true to these levels of professionalism and quality. Highlights include slow-cooked beef fillet with spicy den miso and ponzu, and smoked whisky-marinated beef kushiyaki with Jaku sauce and black garlic. Wow. It’s not cheap, but the lunchtime set meals offer a pretty good deal if you want a few tasters. Santoku also serves some of the best cocktails in town, including ‘saketinis’, best enjoyed on their new, supercool terrace. There’s a private dining room that seats up to 20 people.
|Venue name:||Santoku Restaurant & Bar||Contact:|
Ground Floor, Azure, Villagio Vista
Tetteh Quarshie Interchange
Near African Regent
|Opening hours:||Open noon-14.30pm, 6.30-9.45pm Mon-Wed (6-11pm bar); noon-14.30pm, 6.30-10.45pm Thu-Sat (6pm-midnight bar).|
|Price:||Main courses GH¢55-100. Credit MC, V.|
Average User Rating
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Definately the most complete dinning experience I have encountered so far. The place is contemporary and chic, albeit with an odd choice of music, and the sushi is fresh, original and Well served. They keep a light dresscode, which I pray they maintain. The entire setting of an exclusive restaurant is complimented when guests also make an efford.