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Essenwood Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
031 208 5848
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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149 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

this is just a nice friendly coffee bar with a nice menu lovely coffee and a real friendly atmosphere

Thank kingsrest
Durban, South Africa
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

With such a great location, I can see why this restaurant was so empty at lunchtime. The service really needs an upgrade! The coffee was slightly below average and the food average. Not a repeat visit restaurant for sure.

Thank Sheeda K
Durban, South Africa
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149 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

nice relaxing place to meet friends and family . reasonable food good coffee and friendly staff what more do you need

Thank kingsrest
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Although very quiet for a month-end Wednesday, we were one of two groups of patrons at the restaurant...the meals were definitely good value considering we purchased a groupon voucher. Waiter was pleasant and food was tasty and quick and hot. We'll visit there again.

Thank Baveshree P
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not the best.. considering the amazing location they have . they could be a continental spot with a good selection of food but they are doing curry buffet by weight and a very meagre standard of menu items. i ordered a halloumi wrap and my halloumi wasnt grilled. it came back with the halloumi outside the wrap.....

Thank Varsha N
Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Waitress who I believe is named Roxxy provided friendly and efficient service. Average breakfast, nothing wrong with it, nothing great. Place was empty at midday, but we had a pleasant time. Will return

Thank Sharnay N
Durban, South Africa
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I purchased a groupon carvery special. Thinking it was Oscars chain of restaurants. I got the. Surprise of my life. Our 6 friends went tor Sunday buffet. It was suotisinhly pleasant good. I ese miffed though ss I was expecting the Real Oscars vibe and good food. This restaurant did throw I. A Sunday night karaoke.

Thank beverley m
Durban, South Africa
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I was advised that ownership of Oscar's at Essenwood Rd Durban was changed and decided to give it a try. I found out that Groupon is promoting them with a carvery mill on Sundays. We made reservation for lunch. We ordered our drinks and waited for the meal. We were asked if we want beef or chicken. The plates arrived... More 

Thank victorhermelin
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171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We order a bottle of Rose wine to share between the two of us. The waiter poured two glasses of wine filled to the top of each glass, without being ask to taste the wine to see if we were happy with the wine. Well the wine was was warm and tasted terrible. There was no space to put a... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend had previously been to oscars and recommended that we must go but due to the change of management the place is dreadful. We had a seafood platter for 2 everything was over fried old and horrid. We didn't even attempt to finish any of the food.its very poorly managed. Our waiter was pleasant and nice. But everything else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Essenwood Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 031 208 5848

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