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Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
031 208 5848
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Ranked #204 of 368 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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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW 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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23 reviews 23 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 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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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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