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Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
031 208 5848
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Ranked #258 of 381 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Indian, British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
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SOUTH AFRICA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We order a bottle of Rose wine to share between the two of us. The waiter poured two glasses of wine filled to the top of each glass, without being ask to taste the wine to see if we were happy with the wine. Well the wine was was warm and tasted terrible. There was no space to put a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My boyfriend had previously been to oscars and recommended that we must go but due to the change of management the place is dreadful. We had a seafood platter for 2 everything was over fried old and horrid. We didn't even attempt to finish any of the food.its very poorly managed. Our waiter was pleasant and nice. But everything else... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As a returning customer to Oscars under new management I expected something new and different. Visiting with my brother for Sunday lunch I did find something new and different. Shocking levels of ambivalence regarding customers from staff and management. After arriving and sitting on the terrace we were completely ignored by the waitron for twenty minutes. Our table was filthy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I usually frequent the Oscars in Hillcrest, which is far superior to the Musgrave branch. I went there on a trip to the Essenwood flea market about a month ago and have to say I was very disappointed. The food was not up to scratch and the service was slow. Lets hope the new owners can do some damage control... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Oscars Essenwood road is under new ownership and has one of the best lamb shanks i have ever had. Great portions and value for money . Especially the drinks! Great atmosphere and are really accomodating! Really recommend this place for people to go and have a try.

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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I am very pleased to report that Oscars has been sold to new owners after a disastrous period under the recently departed ones. I have a five star Guest House close by and stopped sending my guests to Oscars within a few months of the recent owners taking over as we had TWO occasions when our guests had to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am very pleased to report that Oscars has been sold to new owners after a disastrous period under the recently departed ones. I have a five star Guest House close by and stopped sending my guests to Oscars within a few months of the recent owners taking over as we had TWO occasions when our guests had to go... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Guys please give this place a miss Food took forever to come makes you believe they are putting time and effort into it only to be surprised when the food arrives cold and terribly tastetless

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We own a Guest House close to Osca's and have been sending guests there for ten years. The original owner sold, a Portugese took over, still very good, but now sold again. 4 of our guests had dinner there two weeks ago, told me the fish was bad and they paid and left. I thought this was maybe a "one... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The people at Oscar's never disappoint. The food was delicious for the whole family, service was perfect (friendly, fast and efficient). No complaints here, this is the place to go :D

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Additional Information about Oscar's

Address: Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 031 208 5848
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Indian, British

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