On Fridays, Beluga is running a special: Half price sushi and cocktails between 5pm and 7pm. They have 2 other specials which are available all the time: A sushi platter for R99 and 1kg of prawns for R99.
I have had both the R99 specials before (it’s actually a good meal for 2 people to share, sushi starter and prawn main, R198), but it wasn’t that great. The sushi was not so fresh and the prawns were over done.
However, things are different on a Friday evening. The place was completely packed, inside, outside, down the side, at the bar, everywhere. There are two upshots of the place being packed: One being that there is a great vibe, the other being that there is a high turnover of food which results in fresh sushi.
There were 9 of us and between us we ordered 4 platters, 3x R99 platters and 1x Salmon and Tuna platter (R159 /2). It was definitely enough and at about R50 per person, a great deal. It might have been an idea to lose one platter and replace it with the 1/2 Kg of prawns, that would have been quite nice.
So we drank cocktails, ate sushi and generally had a great time. I’ll be back, you should go.
Also, for those who are thinking they won’t want dinner that early, you can order just before 7pm and take your time over your food.
Normally I would link to my review of Beluga here, but they have changed owners and menu a couple of times since I last reviewed it so the review is out of date.