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“Great themed restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cargo Hold Restaurant

Cargo Hold Restaurant
Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
031-3288065
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Ranked #59 of 375 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great themed restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

The food is a bit pricey, but try and book a table against the huge tank. Eating fish dishes while raggies swim past with their prehistoric teeth is quite an experience! Food quality is good, but its the views you pay for.

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Pretoria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Very unique dining experience - the one wall of the restaurant is a fish tank. Restuarant very nicely decorated like the interior of an old ship. Food was very good.

Visited December 2011
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Great Feature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Have to admit that watching sharks while you eat definitely puts an extra star on. Did not like the idea of having to pay for parking or the long walk to the restaurant from the car park, past all the shops.

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Durban, South Africa
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“Old ship”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Atmosphere and setting in old ship is great.food and service was very good

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Durban
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“Nowhere else like it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The setting totally out does the food. Not many vege friendly options. Meat eaters love it. Pricey but worth the visit to dine with the sharks - book a table near the window if you are going as a once off to experience the setting.

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