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The Ocean Terrace

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

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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
Insane Breakfast at Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Loved our breakfast this morning at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant. Egg white omelettes cooked to perfection after a delicious continental breakfast followed by more HOT coffee and waffles with a huge selection of toppings. Brilliant service from Jonathan and Fayaaz.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Loved our breakfast this morning at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant. Egg white omelettes cooked to perfection after a delicious continental breakfast followed by more HOT coffee and waffles with a huge selection of toppings. Brilliant service from Jonathan and Fayaaz.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent Indian cuisine in relaxed atmosphere - lots to choose from . Service is good - beautiful view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gorgeous view, good food, relaxing atmosphere. Only thing is the menu is slightly bland but service on point and would recommend to anyone visiting Umhlanga.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to the Oyster Box hotel for dinner on the Ocean Terrace because we had heard so much about the Curry Buffet. I'm sorry to say that it was one of the most disappointing culinary experiences I've had in SA. First there are no Indian starters of any kind, so if you expect to have a samosa, an onion... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The curry buffet is an absolute must during any Durban visit. The food is absolutely delicious. The decor is elegant and the location superb. Worth the expense.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant has great views over the ocean. They serve a curry buffet in the evenings which is an absolute must in Durban. The selection of curry's is varied but perhaps not the five star food standard that you'd except at the Oyster Box. Service is good and you can also eat of the a la carte menu

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I go here whenever I visit Durban. Lovely atmosphere with view of the sea. Get to "experience the outdoors" without the heat or scorching sun The food and service are very good This time, had the curry buffet (had it as a lunch special). Highly recommended: 10 curries with all the accompanying dishes and bits. Actually, it was fabulous The... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is some where rated very special for most Durbanites, what with the close up uninterrupted view of the Umhlanga lighthouse and the vast Indian Ocean beyond, service and accompaniments of the grand days past. The Oyster Box never seems to age with every face lift it experiences the old world flavour is never lost! A wonderful spot to bring... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've eaten here a few times now, and enjoy the amazing setting, the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere, top service level from the hosts and waiting staff, and very good food. Although known for its curry buffet, that's not my thing, so I always choose off the menu - can strongly recommend the duck!!! The dessert range is excellent - love... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure and privilege to stay at The Oyster Box from 5-7 June 2015. We had the pleasure of having breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Ocean Terrace. On the morning of our arrival we decided to have lunch at the Ocean Terrace. We were warmly welcomed by staff members and shown to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks | 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, Seafood

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