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John Dory's

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The Pier | Wilson's Wharf, Durban, South Africa
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Houston, Texas
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248 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had dinner at this place. Great scene by the water watching the boats coming in to harbor. Sushi is grocery store quality. Wasn't that impressed with it. Sesame crusted fish and the prawns were good. Fish sticks on kid’s menu are frozen fish sticks. Nothing special. Rice was pretty generic and gloppy. Was an average experience but nothing fantastic.

Thank DaveLD
Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We've been to John Dory both at Wilson's Wharf and at Suncoast Casino many times over the years. In both instances the fish and chips is simply stunning and the waiters are excellent. Service is always good-humoured, staff extremely attentive without being intrusive, and the management are always checking on whether customers are happy with their food and the service.... More 

Thank Ian220451
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

John Dorys in Durban South Africa is a great place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. They have a play area for children that includes a trampoline and a plastic rock wall. The food is very nice and will arrive at about half an hour but the sushi has about 3 different varieties and none of which is vegetarian.

Thank Anthony S
Kloof, South Africa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Specifically John Dory Wilsons Wharf. Excellent waitron "Chucky" Did not know that they served breakfast and was sooo nice sitting outside and watching the gulls and they even gave us bread to feed the fish/birds Lovely venue. Came back for dinner and same good food and good service

Thank Jennifer A
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We brought my Aunt who was visiting from the UK to see the docks where the ships she had been watching from our balcony in Umhlanga come to unload & load their cargoes - Wilson's Wharf is a bustling place to see the action & lunch at John Dory was just what we needed - friendly staff & good food... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The people and staff work to make it so enjoyable that it is not forgotting the food is so so so enjoyable it is hard to choose from there mena we go to them on all all our birthdays becuse they make it our day each and every time

Thank nikkie38
Western Cape, South Africa
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I recently took a week off to spend some time at the coast with my family and stayed in Umlanga. We decide to take a drive to Durban and ended up at the Wilson wharf where I had previously taken a harbour cruise from. I must say that the Wharf is not really looking too good and I was not... More 

Thank savistor
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I do not recommend, very poor service, starter came after main meal. The manager came to apologize but was not friendly.

Thank RodrigoMarques_12
Durban, South Africa
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57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2012

It is however the location that makes the atmosphere, you have aan excellent view of the grater Durban Harbour and have a occasional bonus with beautiful yachts going in and out very closely to where you are seated

Thank 312595Apollo47
Richards Bay, South Africa
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The seefood at this restaurant was very nice, prepared just right and the service was good. I would definatly go there again.

Thank Rudi3900

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: The Pier | Wilson's Wharf, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
There are a chain of these restaurants throughout Durban

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