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Ocean Terrace, Oyster Box

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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Durban 4319, South Africa
+27 (0) 31 514 5000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely!!

Great food and attentive service. Byron, our server, was phenomenal! Some of the best curry I've ever had. The beef vindaloo is not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jazzyjae
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Gaithersburg, MD
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Gaithersburg, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great food and attentive service. Byron, our server, was phenomenal! Some of the best curry I've ever had. The beef vindaloo is not to be missed.

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25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We often have breakfast and lunches on the patio. On a beautiful day it is a spectacular view. The food is excellent, breakfast is amazing, such a selection which includes oysters! The curries at lunchtime are a must! We always have great service from the waiters and this time it is worth mentioning Fayaaz and Faiza both always smiling and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Ocean Terrace is the informal restaurant at the Oyster Box where one can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. The décor is refreshingly green and white and the excellent service makes for an impressive dining experience all round. For dinner, the restaurant has a delicious Curry Buffet with several different types of curry - both meat and vegetarian. There is... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visit the Ocean Terrace on a regular basis and are always impressed by the whole experience. As we arrive we feel that we are stepping into luxury. The professionalism of the staff, the magnificent setting together with the quality of the food make for a thoroughly enjoyable outing.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at The Oyster Box in February (lovely hotel) and had dinner at the Ocean Terrace during our stay. For a 5 star hotel, I expected more. I appreciate that this is the casual restaurant but the food was very average. We both had the beer batter fish and chips - the batter was too thick and the summer... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is not only the quality of the food, which is always at a particularly high standard, it is the overall experience from the time that one is welcomely received at the front door. the Oysterbox reflects the ambience of colonial bygone times reminiscent of the great Hotels of East Africa. The table offerings are tempting to a variety of... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went for valentines dinner on the Ocean Terrace, and then drinks upstairs at the Lighthouse bar. The food is exceptional and the service was amazing. We have never had a bad meal at the Oyster Box.

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Durban
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A very good selection of dishes, catering for both vegetarians and non vegetarians.We had a family birthday supper for fourteen of us. The waiters were very efficient and friendly and their service was good. We had a very good evening out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

No complaints about our simple meal here. The service was very good -- friendly and not stuffy. It's a historic, high-end hotel but this is a casual restaurant (particularly if you're outdoors). The view is spectacular and, though you're in a five-star hotel, they do not rip you off with the prices. Yeah, the items on the menu are are... More 

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Hands down the best fish and chips I have ever eaten. This is not a light-hearted, 'internetty' statement. I have travelled 40+ countries, love eating out and have eaten several different versions of people's "best fish and chips". Well, this was mine: The beer batter was full of flavour, crunchy and light; the fish had that melt-in-your-mouth quality; the chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Durban 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 (0) 31 514 5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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