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Ocean Terrace, Oyster Box

Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 339 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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English first
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took 2 Aussie visitors there for lunch on Monday 23 June! They were most impressed with it ALL - even the prices were reasonable to them!! Ambience, food, service all up to the standard I would expect as a South African!! One guest who knew the hotel in the late 1960s - 70s was delighted that so much had... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It has a wide selection for every breakfast when we were there, so perfect for almost every one. With a great view of the sea and the light house When we were there, the dauphin bell rang and we get to see Dauphin. So never turn down the offer of a breakfast at the Oyster Box

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ocean terrace food and the bar upstairs is fantastic. If you in Durban get out to this place for fab food, drinks and a view to die for.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have been having the curry buffet here for about 4 years and it is absolutely amazing.You must get there hungry.There is a wide choice of curries,excellent friendly service and stunning views.Try their breakfast as well,its an absolute feast.We cant wait to go back.Thank you Seelan Naidoo for the great service.

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Sandton, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm always one to appreciate value and a completer dining experience. Sadly, this restaurant, although located in a superb setting doesn't deliver. Service was atrocious, quality of food at best passable. Prices not justified for such a poor experience

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Pmb
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful hotel, the restuarant was busy as usual but service was excellent. We opted to order of the menu instead of the buffet. Order was efficient and meal was devine.. Good portions, well presented and bags of flavor, scrumptious! Would def go back..

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After finding this restaurant at a magazine my friends and I decided to give it a go. Dinner was very enjoyable with great views and atmosphere. Also we were very well looked after by our waiter Rakesh, who made sure everything was perfect. The experience was so good we came back for lunch a couple of days later.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Oyster Box hotel is absolutely beautiful decorated in old colonial style. The Terrace restaurant too is well appointed with views over the light house. There is a superb curry buffet but my daughter and I opted for the al la carte option. Both of our meals were of a very high quality. Service was impeccable. A truly memorable dining... More

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Lambert's Bay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were recommended to have a meal at this restaurant. We are so glad that we did! Fantastic views, excellent service and stunning food! We had the curry buffet as it looked divine and came highly recommended. We did not plan on having such a big lunch but ended up skipping dinner becauce this is a 'not to be missed'... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had been looking forward to dinner at the Ocean Terrace at the Oyster Box Hotel. It was great to see this beautiful hotel, the location is amazing, décor gorgeous and staff very friendly and professional. Sadly dinner was expensive and food uninteresting. We were down to support family on the Comrades Marathon and, with an 05h00 start the following morning... More

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