Japanese/Peruvian Sushi at Maaya

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Japanese/Peruvian fusion-style sushi at Maaya, Eye Bar Loop Street Cape Town  Sonia Cabano blog eatdrinkcapetown
Japanese/Peruvian fusion-style sushi at Maaya, Eye Bar, Loop Street, Cape Town. Photo by Jason Read.

Cape Town’s latest foodie hotspot, Eye Bar at Vïb Cape Town, has added exciting, contemporary fresh Japanese/Peruvian-style sushi to its menu.

This unusual culinary marriage is influenced by Nikkei cuisine, born as a result of the fusion of Japanese recipes & culinary traditions incorporating trad, indigenous Peruvian ingredients.

It’s bang on trend, baby, and in Peru, where this fusion originated, it’s MEGA.

The Japanese chefs and immigrants in Peru introduced new ingredients to traditional Peruvian cuisine too – like miso, ginger, soy, wasabi and rice vinegar. The Japanese also integrated ancient heirloom Peruvian ingredients such as aji yellow chilli pepper, Andean potatoes and maize.

Japanese/Peruvian fusion-style sushi at Maaya, Eye Bar, Loop Street at Vïb Hotel Cape Town. Photo by Jason Read.
Japanese/Peruvian fusion-style sushi at Maaya, Eye Bar, Loop Street at Vïb Hotel Cape Town. Photo by Jason Read.

Eye Bar opened in late December 2020 and serves guests in its ground-floor bar, lounge, restaurant and on the open-air terrace.

There is also an inviting rooftop pool deck, with sweeping views over Green Point and across the ocean.

Rooftop Pool Deck, Vïb Hotel
Rooftop Pool Deck, Vïb Hotel

The newly-introduced Sushi Menu at Maaya on Loop Street serves this unique Japanese/Peruvian fusion-style sushi, found nowhere else in South Africa.

Maaya and Eye Bar have collaborated to bring you the freshest of flavours, whether it’s your favorite standard roll or some tastebud-popping new combinations!

Maaya’s sushi menu have all the standard favorites like salmon + tuna rolls with avocado and Japanese mayonnaise, and classic Panko-crumbed crispy Prawn Rolls.

But wait! From there on in, it all gets much waaay more exciting. If your taste buds like an adrenalin rush, dive headlong into a river of flavour with The Amazon Roll – salmon, tuna, avocado, cream cheese and Japanese mayonnaise.

Then there’s a little something called Trust Me. Cast any doubts aside and taste the WOW! with this sensational combo of marinated salmon, caramelized salmon, avocado and mango.

Japanese/Peruvian Fusion FTW!

If you wanna go even bolder, order the Eight Assassins: Tuna Tartare, Seared Tuna, Avocado and Strawberry will get you addicted in no time at all. Be brave and go for it!

Vegetarians, clap hands, for you too shall get the Royal treatment. Order the Sofia, a sushi roll with pineapple, avocado and asparagus, and a homemade sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

Eye Bar’s Maaya Sushi Menu is available from Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 19h30 during lockdown Level 3.

If you wish to dine on the Vïb Cape Town rooftop deck and make use of the pool facilities afterwards, there is a minimum spend requirement of R300 per person. The best things in life ain’t free, honey! But it’s worth it.

Eye Bar takes reservations for lunch and dinner. Current opening hours are from 06h30 to 20h00.

Outside of lockdown curfew, the regular closing time is 23h00. Eye Bar is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including Public Holidays.

For more information and to read the full menus for Eye Bar, please visit www.vibcapetown.com

Read more about Vïb Hotel Valentine’s Staycation Special Offer here: Vïb Hotel Valentine’s Staycation Special Offer

Vïb Cape Town is located at 181 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town.

For reservations, contact enquiries@vibcapetown.com.

Follow the hotel on social media: @vibcapetown.

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