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Santoku Restaurant & Bar

  • Restaurants
  • Airport Residential Area
  • price 3 of 4
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. Order them as an appetiser to share or enjoy them as your main course; the Robata grilled chicken wings with Santoku’s BBQ sauce are a fiery delight

  2. Santoku’s slow cooked beef fillet is delicately enhanced with spicy den miso and panzu for an explosion of complex flavours.

  3. Santoku’s Chicken Karange is the Japanese version of traditional fried chicken, deliciously flavoured with soy ginger and garlic.


Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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.


Ground Floor, Azure, Villagio Vista
Tetteh Quarshie Interchange
Near African Regent
Main courses GH¢55-100. Credit MC, V.
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).
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