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Ocean Terrace, Oyster Box

Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 354 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are very few times in life when I find myself giggling with delight for any length of time at all. Our visit to the Oyster Box Hotel’s Ocean Terrace restaurant had me in stitches of pure joy. This was my first visit to the little town of Umhlanga, just North of Durban City. A smart little drive from our... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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129 reviews 129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

How diners find the service great astounds me! I suspect that the Oyster Box management has long forgotten the concept of training the "how to" essentials of service. Coming off by far the worst fine dining "experience" at the Grill Room - and it was bad - a client invited me to lunch at the Terrace. The ambience is pleasant,... More

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Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Oyster Box is possibly the most elegant and classy experience you will encounter in Durban. We have enjoyed the curry buffet, however, being vegetarian, there are not too many options to enjoy as much as a non-vegetarian would. I do believe that they could cater for vegetarians by adding a few more choices which will attract a larger market.The... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Their curry buffet at lunchtime in excellent. Great choice with wonderful flavours. A must. Staff good fun especially Bea. Sweetie jars are all too tempting. Dessert table stunning. Only negative was the noise. 2 large parties were dining at the same time as us and we could not hear one another speak so we ate instead so not all bad.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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177 reviews 177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Ocean Terrace is a lovely place, with wonderful views over the pool and sea. The a la carte menu is fine, there is something for everyone. Service is efficient and kind. I had a burger at R160 and a glass of wine at R60. Both were excellent and well-presented. If you need it, you can ask for a free... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the relaxed colonial atmosphere, being serenaded by great music - the fabulous buffets and the proximity to both the lighthouse - a local landmark and the swimming pool to work off all those caleries!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great curries, good location over looking the Indian Ocean, good place for breakfast, but look out for the monkeys who might get to your toast before you do

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Umtentweni
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a beautiful place to eat and have a drink. Service is amazing and the view even better. I can't wait to go back again.

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This iconic hotel and restaurant certainly lives up to it's reputation. The setting,food and service are all as expected and it is a must when visiting the area. Glad we got to experience the Oyster Box.

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East London SA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had the curry buffet on a busy Friday night. The food was plentiful but unremarkable and overpriced. Great setting and worth a visit for the views.

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