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“Over rated”

Cargo Hold Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 600 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We feel it is over rated. It is a while since we were there but it is a once off experience for us. Nice setting where one can see the aquarium next to your table but we found food ordinary and rather pricey. Definitely target market is tourists.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Margi J
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Level Contributor
82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Dine with sharks not on sharks”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

How cool is this restaurant with one wall being that of the main shark tank at the aquarium. Food pretty good too. No shark on the menu

Visited December 2012
Thank Jeanne L
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“This place is going downhill ”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We booked our table for 3 for 7.30 this evening. The unfriendly lady who booked our table informed us our table would be kept for 20mins max. We were running late so I tried to call to say we may be a few mins over time. No one answers the phone. We walked in at 7.52 and our table was given away. Nonetheless people had just left so we took their table. Our food tasted decent yet over priced and the service was poor. We then had to deal with a cockaroach running underneath our table? Surely with an average meal of R150 you would expect the place to be clean and roach free? I used to love coming here for a special occasion but I think tonight is my last after just being sick from the food!

Thank Mands101
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Will never visit this restaurant again. Despite confirming booking and reconfirmation, that the table will be next to the aquarium, we got the worst table and the attitude of staff was far from helpful. The restaurant was not even full. Despite repeated requests the restaurant could not accommodate us on a better table. It was a special evening for us and the experience left us very bitter. The customer service for such a reputed restaurant left much to be desired in terms of customer satisfaction. It seemed almost that they could not be bothered.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Service
1 Thank Anu023
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2013

The best food we have ever had! We were so impressed with the location, the tastiness of the food and the friendliness of the staff. We would go back here any day. If you are anywhere near the location you must visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Cayley F
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