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Oscar's

Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
031 208 5848
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Ranked #177 of 339 restaurants in Durban
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Coffee Shop, Indian, British
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sacramento
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Elsewhere I recommended a visit to this restaurant. If you prefer the glitz and glamour, with padded seats, chandeliers hanging low, and sky high prices, then Oscar's is not for you. If you prefer good fare and honest prices, with the meals being served by friendly staff and a host - Tony - circulating and chatting, then you have come... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Oscars in Essenwood Road, Durban is a very popular venue. It is very friendly and a place where you would want to return in the future. Their prices are reasonable as well.

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Food is rarely served as per the menu and the staff rarely get the order correct. Value for money is low to average depending on the order, but the food itself is usually quite tasty - however unreliable

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I decided to have breakfast at Oscars, in Hillcrest, before playing in a golf tournament at Cotswold Downs Golf Course. I used to live in this area and I knew that Oscars is popular. Even so, I was pleasantly surprised as, not only have they kept up those high standards that I remembered, but they have even raised the bar... More

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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We often pop into Oscar's for a meal. The food is always good and is good value for money. We have been frequenting Oscar's for many years and hope to do so for many more.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the most local restaurant to where we always stay in Durban but we will not be going there again, as our steak was well-done even though I asked for rare and it was topped with a sauce that was not on the menu. Our chicken was over cooked making it inedible and the overall food presenation was poor.... More

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Schenectady, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Oscars has been around for years and continues to offer good fare and fast service. Curries are always good as are the wraps.

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Painfully slow service followed by a baby chicken that was overdone on one side with some barely edible sections but burnt beyond recognition on the other side. The reactions of the waiter, manager ( he ran away when I was about to pay) and the owner were deplorable. I can't remember when last I gave no tip whatsoever ... Must... More

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