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Cargo Hold Restaurant

Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 328 8065
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish” (58 reviews)
“kingklip” (9 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an excellent three course dinner in this restaurant where you could watch fish and sharks swim while you ate. The food was excellent and tasty. I started with the brie and chick pea salad, followed by fillet of beef for the main course...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We frequently take overseas visitors to the Cargo Hold because of the wonderful setting. In the past the food has been interesting and consistent with the excellent decor. Last night the fish was dry and tuna salad was disappointingly light on tuna and the prices...More

Thank Ross N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have ate at this restaurant many times, but a few years ago, when it was prestigious with excellent service and with a fabulous atmosphere. Unfortunately on my recent visit I was disappointed. The red and wine wine we wanted to order was out of...More

Thank PaulaDBell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a "salmon salad". This is what we got. Talked to chef and manager made no attempt to rectify.More

Thank 33Udi1962
uShakaMarineWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Cargo Hold Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, The team at the Cargo Hold would like to apologise for your disappointing dining experience. Although we are currently in the throes of a revamp and we are working towards changing our menu and upgrading our service offering, this is by no means...More

Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

They delivered food pretty efficiently considering our large group. Starters were very well presented and great. I had the Risotto as my main and it was okay

Thank Dianne2008
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant service coupled with excellent food make for an amazing dining experience. The aquarium with the sharks is just the icing on the cake

Thank Dijen S
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is a really up market establishment so don't arrive there in shorts a sandals as they do not allow this, my only compliant is that they did not make this known up front when we made the booking, in any event they let me...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We received a warm welcome at The Cargo Hold when we dined at lunch time,Friday 26 June on the recommendation of my sister with whom we were staying for the wedding of one of my nieces. Seated at a table beside the tank stretching floor...More

Thank granny4144
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I was very impressed with our lunch visit here..and so were my family..children were accepted and especially catered for which was excellent

Thank Anna Rachel M
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Cargo Holds a great Lunch or dinner area Good meals, decent prices. A showstopper for overseas visitors & locals alike.

Thank RavBehari
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Questions & Answers
March 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from uShakaMarineWorld | Property representative |
Hello Mel9303 It is better during day due to more light but at night the tank is still very much visible. We look forward to your visit.
May 23, 2016|
Response from Stephenp8211 |
Hello ntwenhlez The Cargo Hold Restaurant hours as follows Operating times: Open for lunch from 12h00 - 15h00 Open for Dinner from 18h00 - 21h00 Sundays we are open from 12h00 to 17h00. Regards Stephen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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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