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The Calabash - CLOSED

Sun City Hotel | Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
+27 (14) 557 5720
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Cuisines: African
Description: The Calabash can accommodate 150 diners and serves a traditional South African buffet. This delightful Sun City restaurant offers excellent value for money and is open daily for dinner from 17h30 to 23h00.
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Description: The Calabash can accommodate 150 diners and serves a traditional South African buffet. This delightful Sun City restaurant offers excellent value for money and is open daily for dinner from 17h30 to 23h00.

9 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were booked to have dinner here by our tour operator. According to Sun International's website: "The Calabash offers patrons a traditional South African dining experience, with an African buffet presenting all of the best of Africa’s cuisine. It is a treat for your palate and your pocket." I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting a really traditional... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We paid R190 for the buffet as it was during promotion period The food was okay not amazingly fantastic and the photo on the brochure can be slightly deceiving The staffs were all very rude The front desk staff encourage us to go to have a look at what's serving at the buffet as we were hesitating to go in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The Calabash use to be the top restaurant to eat at but no longer. One now pays for the buffet meal, prior to being seated and a separate bill for drinks is paid for at the end of the meal. I wonder, is this to avoid potential refusal of payment for the awful food and service provided afterwards? The ambiance... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Been in every restaurant in Sun City but never tried the Calabash before so this time eleven of us thought we'd give it a try, unfortunately we never asked the price & there are no signs or menu's anywhere stating the price either, food was ok at best, which in Sun City or in fact anywhere in South Africa is... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The self service buffet was good, great variety, tasty food and the service was excellant. The desserts were yummy........and a great variet to choose from

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Sao Paulo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We went there for the Valentine's Day and the buffet was terrible! The food was just not good. The chicken was weird, the fish was hard, the spring rolls were not crispy... The only thing good there were the desserts. I definately don't recommend this restaurant.

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I am not a fan of a buffet restaurant and this may influence my review. I will try to be as objective as possible. The buffet started with a very nice soup and a variety of bread (even little vetkoek) to accompany the soup. The salad table had a wide range to offer, crabsticks, shrimps and mussels (but all the... More

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RSA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

When Sun City openned, this [and Raffles] were THE place to eat. Properly managed and staffed. Now run by inept watrons and cooks who are out of their depth. A varsity canteen offers more.

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