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The Ocean Terrace

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2 Lighthouse Road, | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 (0) 31 514 5000
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very charming. great dinner. staff brilliant. outstanding food. mr coetser as charming, helpful and delightful as ever! the food was brilliant and the service outstanding. the bunny chow was the best.

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Thank dunstan2015
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having experienced some medical dilemmas my mood has been quite low of late. Spontaneously my husband and decided to visit the Oyster Box for lunch. We had actually chosen their closest competitor initially but due to the lacklustre service and extremely limited meal options we decided to leave and try out Oyster Box. We were greeted warmly and seated even... More 

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Thank Shai23
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a warm welcome at the security gate, hotel front reception and restaurant section. So far so good, decided to do the curry buffet which was surprisingly good as in Delicious. We had a special celebration and the manager and waiter had a special surprise for us and that was really appreciated by us. Hotel itself is marvelous and... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit the oyster box regularly as I love the curry buffet. It is always fantastic and the views are stunning. Fantastic friendly staff makes every visit a pure pleasure. Great food stunning service and a fantastic atmosphere. All you need for a fabulous time.

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Thank Leraffy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food. Diverse menu. Family friendly. Beautiful view. Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

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Thank GeorgieLennox
Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The family and I had the curry buffet at the Ocean Terrace a week ago. The range of curries was limited and very average. There was nothing on offer at the buffet for kids. There were no salads or desserts either. The 'curry buffet' is overrated and overpriced. The restaurant itself is in need of an upgrade.

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Thank bechann
Durbanville, South Africa
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Oyster Box for their curry buffet. The service was excellent as well as the food. Worth the visit albeit it being expensive.

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Thank boereklong
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service experience, from the online reservation, confirmation, arrival and during the meal. Cuisine was of high quality and a very good spread, overall we felt that we got very good value for money. The setting only contribute to a great ambiance and overall experience. Go for an earlier booking that you can enjoy the cuisine and the experience.

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Thank Craffies
Menlo Park
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With stunning reviews and recommendations , we decided to venture to the restaurant at the Oyster box and were deeply disappointed with the quality of the food as well as the value for money with the cheapest meal costing R105 . The staff aren't very friendly and the food is definitely not worth the amount you pay. The view is... More 

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Thank 408pjt
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegantly decorated and incredibly inviting with the friendliest staff. Initially went there for the evening indulgence tea but ended up deciding to rather have a meal on the terrace with the sound of the ocean and view of the lighthouse. My 4 year old's favorite part was swaying to the live music in the oyster bar while we had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, African, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road, | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 (0) 31 514 5000

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