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9th Avenue Bistro

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Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
(+27+31) 312 9134
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm ambience,good service,excellent food-well prepared and presented with artistic flare.Taste of sublime explosion in each bite.

Thank Lucille H
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a beautiful memorable evening at this unassuming lil spot. It was just lovely - great attention to detail, service and ambience.

Thank Zama G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Usually a lot better than our most recent visit for a birthday where we had a set menu rather than ala cart. The duck was excellent but the steaks were not great- tough!

Thank Philip H
Durban, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is well presented and tastes great, but portions are modest. Romantic setting and professional staff but the location spoils the overall experience. I would recommend 9th Avenue Bistro for special occasions and romantic rendezvous.

Thank Stinkygreek
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was super amazing food great and the ambient went well with the set on my date. The menu had enough I can even say more than enough choices for us and it wasn't cheap but it was worth it I'm definitely going for be back

Thank Mphokuhle C
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant and there were 4 large parties so got very loud. The initial salad had good components but was soggy. But my dish, the prawns, were very good and my friend's duck was very good. Locals rave about the restaurant so might have just been overwhelmed that night.

Thank Merrycontrary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you pull up in the parking lot -- you think no way. But from the first bite to the last your taste buds, mouth, palate, brain will thank you .... Your friends will be jealous. 5 star!!!!!

Thank twomissing
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're from Cape Town and we eat out a lot. The 9th Avenue French style bistro is in the league of top restaurants in South Africa. My duck was cooked to perfection. My wife had the mushroom and truffle risotto (a bit more truffle oil would have been nice). Our 4 year old daughter had kiddies chicken and mash, which... More 

Thank SnailsPuppyTails
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy little restaurant...ideal for a date. Food is phenomenal. Had the tasting menu which gave us opportunity to taste some dishes we wouldn't normally try. Lamb was fantastic....glided off bone. Tasting menu came with wine pairing and the hostess giving a little insight on each type of wine...friendly staff. Excellent food.

Thank subashnib
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to celebrate. The restaurant is small, cosy and welcoming. The service was great and the staff very polite and helpful. The food, was well cooked and presented, however we all found that the portions were small and in our opinion over priced.Would not rush back.

Thank Ashley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: (+27+31) 312 9134
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?