Chef Brenden Fouché explains that, while the menu may seem straightforward, much thought and care has gone into curating it to mirror the wines, as well as making the perfect rice, sourcing the best in fresh fish, especially when it comes to whole tuna, which is a difficult catch to find inland.
The sushi and sashimi plates here are beautifully presented. The freshness is remarkable. The tuna melts on the tongue, while salmon roses are delicate, indeed resemble roses and are utterly moreish. We also loved the signature rock and roll with shrimp tempura, a feast for the eyes and the senses: generous, crisped prawns enrobed in avocado, rice and salmon and drizzled with a piquant mayonnaise. Pause between bites to sip on glasses of the gorgeous Quoin Rock MCC; fine bubbles tickle the tongue as hints of apple, biscuit and citrus bring the food to life. Heaven!
The interior, designed by owner Yuliya Gaiduk, is inspired by the principles of Japanese design, creating a space that embodies harmony and tranquillity. The organic textures and clean lines lure you in to take a closer look: a miniature Zen garden beneath the staircase and round mirrors, symbolising the rising sun, reflect light throughout the space. Muted tones of grey and white work in synergy with the natural woods and opulent marble to create a space that feels lavish, but at the same time welcoming, all brought together by the use of the most unusual artisanal wall tiles that mimic fish scales to embody the aquatic theme. In a word, spectacular.
Read our exclusive review of Qsushi by Quion Rock here.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 – 23:00, Closed Mon.
The Firs Rosebank, Oxford Road and Biermann Avenue, Rosebank