Located in the Nicolway Bryanston centre, Ukkō opened towards the end of last year and has since served as an Insta-worthy backdrop, the most recent occasion being a lunch to celebrate the top 10 finalists for Miss SA.
A star of the menu is their sushi offering, which includes both Ukkō signature sushi and classic sushi. While the signature dishes are apparently wildly popular, they feature many tempura-style bites and my taste is for the fresher, classic style of sushi — something they execute with ease.
On the menu you’ll find salads, large plates and side dishes, but the food is best enjoyed as a tapas-style offering from the tapas and Mediterr-Asian raw bar sections of the menu.
I couldn’t pass up the white fish ceviche prepared with a Peruvian dressing, lime, cucumber, coriander, avocado, grilled corn and red onion. Personally, I would’ve liked more dressing — and perhaps more of a pickle on the fish — but it's fresh and one of the rare occasions to enjoy the Peruvian-inspired dish in Gauteng.