It's the first Durban Sushi and Wine Festival this weekend.

Sushi lovers rejoice! 

The Durban Sushi and Wine Festival is finally happening this weekend. 

Happening for the very first time in the city, the festival promises a mouth-watering experience, from sushi, seafood, vegan food, desserts and fantastic wines. 

Festival organiser, Georgios Krestos says the event is mainly about showcasing Durban’s best sushi restaurants.

"Festival goers can indulge in the coolest sushi and seafood stands, beautiful wine and craft gin bars, curated desserts just for the event and live music all night. Our sushi stands will be doing a few different recipes that they don’t usually do at their restaurants, from poke bowls to sushi burgers," says Krestos.  

He says goers can expect sushi stands by Ocean Basket in North Beach, Yang Chinese Restaurant, dragon Sushi Lounge and Catering, D’urban Burger Co which will supply sushi burger sliders must to name a few.

For desserts, he says there will be stands by Plan B Dessertery and sweet Dreams ice-cream and for drinks there will be a gin bar by Flowstone African Bush Botanicals Gin, a wine bar by Durban Street Food Festival, a craft stand by GiNsane, a tasting stand by Qualito Craft Distillery, a fresh avo stand by Body Lovers Nutrition and a Mobile Coffee Cafe for any occasion.

Krestos says the festival is a passion project for him as he has a huge obsession with Japanese food and culture.

The Durban Sushi and Wine Festival will be happening for two days on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November at The Plant Co. in Station Drive.

Tickets start at R150 per person (adults) and include complimentary sushi and wine (or ice-cream if you’re under the age of 18). 

Tickets are limited per evening and non-transferable.

You can purchase tickets via