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Ocean Terrace, Oyster Box

Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 370 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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Pretoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The food and the service is excellent and the setting is beautiful. The breakfast is the best ever. Pancakes and icecream to end the breakfast, a winner!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In my view, ....almost as nice as the Beverly hills and probably a slightly more relaxed dining experience

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Newcastle, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good curry, a bit overrated, but the service was the best! Thanks Rakesh. The breakfast was brilliant! Well done!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We decided to visit this renovated old style hotel following the extensive media coverage they received recently. There are even 'whispers' that a South African born Hollywood celebrity stays there everytime she visits Durban, South Africa. The hotel has exudes old world charm and elegance. The view of the lighthouse from the terrace certainly adds a special element to this... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Had a reservation at the Ocean Terrace on 4/12/2014 for 13h00 and due to work commitments phoned and requested the reservation be moved to 12h00, staff very polite and accommodating and reservation changed without a problem. On arrival, we were a bit early, directed into bar and drinks ordered and delivered promptly. I had prearranged for the table to be... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Going to oyster box is always a delight. We love the lunch buffet with a wide variety of Indian food. I can definitely vouch that no where in Dubran we get such delicious & freshly prepared curries & breads.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I tried the curry buffet at lunch time and was honestly extremely dissapointed. Although there was a large variety, the FLAVOURS of a typical Durban curry were missing. Everything tasted of raw curry powder. For R270 it was a absolute waste of money and petrol. The only forgiving thing was the attentive waitrons and the beautiful scenery. Will I go... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Trendy and busy. Why because the food is good the wine is chilled and the waiters are friendly. A bit pricey but It is really classy so you pay for what you get. If in the area you must put it on your bucket list. Forget the spade as you wont be going to the beach.

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South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food as always is excellent with a wide selection. The table inside ranges from nuts, fruits , seeds and yoghurt to fish, cheeses, breads and other delicacies. The cooked eggs can be done in a bout ten different ways with bacon, sausages, grilled tomato, potatoes, mushrooms and other yummy addenda. Outside is a young chef making pancakes like zen... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great breakfast and superb curry dinner, service excellent, views of dolphins added to the experience.

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Address: Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Cuisine: Indian

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