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“Simply the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 9th Avenue Bistro

9th Avenue Bistro
Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa
(+27+31) 312 9134
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Ranked #2 of 370 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: twitter: http://twitter.com/9thavenuebistro
Perth, Australia
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“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a great meal we had at this restaurant. We too had the 6 course degustation with paired wines and every course was superbly cooked and presented. Our waitress was polite and efficient and had a good knowledge of the wines that went with each. For a degustation menu the portion sizes were a little larger than we are used to getting at home and by the 5th course we were struggling. Not wanting to be beaten we powered on and came away agreeing it was one of the best value meals we've ever had. Don't hesitate to go to this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.
Go for the degustation, you couldn't get better value.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I expected more after reading all the great reviews. The food was served tepid. Maybe I caught them on a bad night.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a really pleasant surprise. It was rated no 1 in Durban & deserves it too. We had the degustation with wine pairing & it was superb and really good value. You would pay much much more for this quality food elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durban, South Africa
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“Creamy Shellfish Orza that is absolutely divine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of dining at this brilliant establishment. The manager and the staff take their time to make you feel that you are their only customer. For starters I had the creamy shellfish orza and it was outstanding. The only problem with this dish was that it was so brilliant that the mains could not live up to the taste and flavour of the starter. Don't get me wrong the mains were also excellent but the starter definitely was the star of the meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Management Change?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My first visit here was memorable to say the least. That was five years ago and on returning in 201 3 I was quite disappointed. The place didn't have the same feel and food was inferior. However, going back in November to give another chance. I don't think the place is worthy of the No.1 spot.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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