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Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
031 208 5848
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6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
very,very average

With such a great location, I can see why this restaurant was so empty at lunchtime. The service really needs an upgrade! The coffee was slightly below average and the food average. Not a repeat visit restaurant for sure.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheeda K
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Durban, South Africa
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With such a great location, I can see why this restaurant was so empty at lunchtime. The service really needs an upgrade! The coffee was slightly below average and the food average. Not a repeat visit restaurant for sure.

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Thank Sheeda K
Durban, South Africa
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice relaxing place to meet friends and family . reasonable food good coffee and friendly staff what more do you need

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Thank kingsrest
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Although very quiet for a month-end Wednesday, we were one of two groups of patrons at the restaurant...the meals were definitely good value considering we purchased a groupon voucher. Waiter was pleasant and food was tasty and quick and hot. We'll visit there again.

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Thank Baveshree P
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not the best.. considering the amazing location they have . they could be a continental spot with a good selection of food but they are doing curry buffet by weight and a very meagre standard of menu items. i ordered a halloumi wrap and my halloumi wasnt grilled. it came back with the halloumi outside the wrap.....

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Thank Varsha N
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Waitress who I believe is named Roxxy provided friendly and efficient service. Average breakfast, nothing wrong with it, nothing great. Place was empty at midday, but we had a pleasant time. Will return

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Thank Sharnay N
Durban, South Africa
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I purchased a groupon carvery special. Thinking it was Oscars chain of restaurants. I got the. Surprise of my life. Our 6 friends went tor Sunday buffet. It was suotisinhly pleasant good. I ese miffed though ss I was expecting the Real Oscars vibe and good food. This restaurant did throw I. A Sunday night karaoke.

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Thank beverley m
Durban, South Africa
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I was advised that ownership of Oscar's at Essenwood Rd Durban was changed and decided to give it a try. I found out that Groupon is promoting them with a carvery mill on Sundays. We made reservation for lunch. We ordered our drinks and waited for the meal. We were asked if we want beef or chicken. The plates arrived... More 

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Thank victorhermelin
SOUTH AFRICA
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150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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Thank BARRYBE
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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 Thank karis1234
Durban
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 031 208 5848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian, Cajun & Creole, Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?