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9th Avenue Bistro

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$$$
French, Seafood, Fusion, Bistro
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Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa
(+27+31) 312 9134
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: twitter: http://twitter.com/9thavenuebistro

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Haven't been here in a year or so, many people would be put off as it is in an obscure location.. But the wine, food and service all ten out of ten. Definitely one of the top 3 restaurants in Durban, will not disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
SassySista
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Durban
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Haven't been here in a year or so, many people would be put off as it is in an obscure location.. But the wine, food and service all ten out of ten. Definitely one of the top 3 restaurants in Durban, will not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

At an outside glance this place appears a small and lacks the " fancy appeal and view but don't be mislead But what it lacks in physical elements it sure makes up for in food and service. This venue gives the that cosy little coffee shop feeling and the service is just wow I have already suggested them to my... More 

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Zollikon, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What can I say? We spent a week in Durban / Umhlanga and tried as many of the top restaurants as we could. On our last night in Durban – we were sitting in a restaurant at the hotel which rhymes with Moister Fox and only wished we could go back to the 9th Ave Bistro, which was our best... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here. It was rated #1 in Durban at the time. Even though we enjoyed our meals, we are not sure why it is rated #1. I had the fillet that was quite good, but not outstanding. My wife had a pasta dish that she also enjoyed, but it wasn't worthy of great acclaim. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have been there often. Food and service is first class. It's really worth paying the extra money to experience food and service of this quality. We just love going to this place. It's world class.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were a group of 9 people who went to the 9th Avenue Bistro after a long day of work, based on a colleagues recommendation. And what a marvelous experience it was. The 9th Avenue Bistro offers a Tasting Menu which was experimental and very unique. Prior to the dinner, the waitress asked for any dietary restrictions (allergies, alcohol, pork... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Arrived to a warm welcome. Service is excellent. Our wine was topped up continuesly. A very imaginative menu. We had crispy squid heads (a special) and variety calamari with jalapeño sauce as a starter. For mains we had fish of the day (kabeljou) and fillet with duck fat chips and grilled mushroom. We had vanilla ice cream and trio of... More 

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Botswana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It's a beautiful cosy restaurant. We were welcomed at the door by the friendly owner. We ordered the 6 course 2015 winter tasting menu paired with wine. It was sooooo Devine....an explosion of flavours. Could not fault it in any way. Best meal I have had this year. Thank you to the 9th Avenue Team. We will be back!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On arrival we were taken to our pre-requested intimate table in the corner, so that was a good start. We had a mojito and margarita cocktail to get the ball rolling, both were excellent. Our Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja, that we brought, was opened at R60 corkage without any questions. The creamy shellfish orzo was as delicious as ever. I... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

atmosphere amazing felt part of the family all meals were deliouse service was tops drinks were cold waitress friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: (+27+31) 312 9134

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Fusion, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

Description

twitter: http://twitter.com/9thavenuebistro
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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