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“Good Home Cooked Food”
Review of Oscar's

Oscar's
Ranked #448 of 604 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Durban South Africa
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Home Cooked Food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had dinner at this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, a nice range of 'home cooked dinner' type foods. Food was very good, the service was also very good. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy, overall, most enjoyable.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“No Longer Award Winning”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Oscars, on Durban's Berea, was once a buzzing, vibrant venue, drawing appreciative diners because of its well-priced and varied menu. Over the past few years, as the original owner moved on, the restaurant has lost its lustre.
In today's tough times, many restaurants offer breakfast specials at lower prices, to draw diners, who, hopefully, will return for other meals. After over a year's absence, we tried Oscars on a Sunday morning, to try their morning breakfast special. The venue is looking decidedly tired and shabby. Walls need painting, the ceiling, too, and the small number of customers seemed to vindicate our response to the breakfast special, with toast a little soggy and the muddy coffee equally unappealing. Size of servings had shrunk, the prices raised, and our sampling of a once-favourite restaurant left us with sad resolution not to return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
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Milan, Italy
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1,353 reviews
900 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“in spite of illy sign, really mediocre cappuccino”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

part of the menu is always solid and reliable , but the coffee is better elsewhere . some of the locations are really noisy

Visited October 2012
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Cape Town
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Horrible food and service non-existant”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I popped into this small eatery for a quick bite to eat. The service does not exist, you'll get a menu maybe. It is also a video store so the coffee shop atmosphere does not quite work. I ordered a cafe latte and toasted cheese and tomatoe on rye, it was like eating a piece of concrete, hard on the outside, soft and yuk on the inside, it stuck to my palate. And they charge extra for rye bread? The most awful sandwich I have ever had. Sorry Oscars I shall not be back ever.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Great food at reasonable prices. Good for all ages. Loved the vege choices.

Visited June 2012
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