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Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 328 8065
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Durbanville, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing buffet lunch at a reasonable price. Waiters are friendly and helpful. The interior of the restaurant in the ship is well thought through. Would visit this place again.

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Thank louiselategan
Durban, South Africa
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Brilliantly laid-out the setting is made to look like a old ship. The restaurant has big windows looking into the aquariums tanks. The food and service was both very good.

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Thank Darren P
Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cargo Hold on recommendation from friends. Final bill came to roughly R900 only to be told by the waiter that they charge an 10percent levy for groups of 6 people or more. When our host told him that nothing was mentioned on booking the table nor does the website mention anything about that, it was quickly waived. ??? Will... More 

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Thank Hipp02
MissyScales, Digital Officer at Cargo Hold Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback with regards to your experience at Cargo Hold. We sincerely apologise for your experience as we at uShaka Marine World strive to provide all our guests with an world class experience and service to match. We have taken up the matter with the management team of Cargo... More 

Hong Kong, China
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173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The idea of eating your meal inside an aquarium with sharks swimming around was too enticing to say no. We arrived for a late lunch and requested a table - not having a reservation we were met with a disgruntled look by the lady on the front desk as if we were crazy to be asking for a table without... More 

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Thank Scott G
MissyScales, Digital Officer at Cargo Hold Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback with regards to your experience at Cargo Hold. We sincerely apologise for your experience as we at uShaka Marine World strive to provide all our guests with an world class experience and service to match. We have taken up the matter with the management team of Cargo... More 

Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whoever thought out that fab idea of a shark tank view whilst dining is a genius. The views are amazing and so are the meals. Call early to book a table closest to tank. The prawn toast is superb and so are the mains. Every visitor has to experience a meal with a difference.

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Thank sharonn198
Johannesburg
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't sure where to eat and popped in here as it was open and busy unlike a few of the other places nearby. The lady at the front desk was so unfriendly (to the point of bordering on rudeness) at hearing we had no reservations. The gentleman on the other hand said there was an available table as the... More 

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Thank Angela A
MissyScales, Manager at Cargo Hold Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are most upset to read that your experience at the Cargo Hold was disappointing. As we pride ourselves on good service, our restaurant manager is addressing your complaint with the whole restaurant team and we would like to sincerely apologise. With regards to the table that you were allocated, we try to seat guests at tables further... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Had the oppurtunity to visit this establishment for lunch and was not disappointed with the fare....great seafood options....well presented.But , considering it was lunch time and few occupied tables, the service was slow and it took well over 25 minutes to get our main course.....but well worth the wait.The huge fish tank kept us occupied.

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Thank khush79
Dublin, Ireland
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345 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Its certainly a bit of a novelty having sharks staring at you while you're eating but you get used to it. Th food here is excellent and the staff are pleasant and attentive. Tables directly beside the Fishes are at a premium so you'd probably need to book well in advance.

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Thank Michael M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We were 10 people (6 adults and 4 children). We all ate stakes from different kinds (Sirloin and fillets). One vegetarian Nioky. All was fantastic and tasty. Service was excellent and they took the kids to explain about the aquarium. Excellent choice

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Thank Zahi G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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227 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Dining right by the fish, watch them swim by as you saviour each bite. Food is high quality, great flavours. Steak, Kingklip and duck are all good choices.

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Thank DDR1234

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 328 8065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?