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“Famous for its prawn curry” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sea Belle

Sea Belle
Ranked #5 of 11 Restaurants in La Mercy
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Famous for its prawn curry”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Even on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime, it has its own character. Mistake to order for all three of us a hot prawn curry each,at R140, one between three would have done, medium or mild would have allowed the taste of prawn to come through, but the doggy bag can service another couple of suppers at home. Wine fridge surprised the staff by being kaput, so no corkage for the cold bottles we had cleverly left in the car. It's a unique experience, and I won't comment on what the atmosphere might be like on a Saturday night, as that was 20 years ago.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PopNorthcliff
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Affordable Sea Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

A down to earth restaurant operation run by the family.Do not go here if you expect haute cuisine or 5 star service.Its an original Mom & Pop operation that serves good food at affordable prices.Its a fair drive out of Durban but worth it if you dont expect airs & graces

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Bredenoord
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting - World Worst Prawn Curry”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Boiled frozen tastless prawns in a hot chutney is what you can expect. The tables were dirty - had to move chairs around to find a half clean table. I have pictures of the dirty table cloth that I can upload. Warning to Tour Operators: Not a good venue.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Yuri932
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Ballito, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Prawn Bunny Chow to die for!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The Prawn Bunny Chow is outstanding! I like spicy food, so the "hot" is what I order. My kids are happy eating the "medium hot". The sauce is quite sweet which offsets the spiciness nicely.
They don't like to serve Bunny Chow as a sit down meal, they normally need to be ordered as a take out.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Steve B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great expectations not meet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Deemed the best prawn curry on the north coast. The quality of the prawn curry does not live up to expectation. The cutlery and the tables are dirty, the service was poor. A huge disappointment!

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5 Thank Mlambros42
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