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63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (46 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm by no means an expert on Japanese food, but eating here was wonderful. The menu is incredibly varied and the food outstanding, but the best part was the experience: sitting at a shared table (it was a business dinner) watching the chefs prepare the...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice evening! We loved the sushi, and our waiter was really in top of things. They were out of edamame when we arrived, but as soon as it came in he notified us and asked if we wanted some. We really wished we’d...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Daruma for at least the last ten years. With each visit, my expectations are lowered. My positives first. They seem to have a high turn over with waiters and chefs, on my last visit none of them where familiar, however...More

Thank Yugeshree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the prices were ok ! The service was great and the style of the restaurant was amazing! The chefs were really good and we really enjoyed it a lot !

Thank Manuela H
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Dined at Daruma Restaurant on Valentine's Day. Sitting at the Tepinyaki table was an amazing experience, although it was my second time, it was amazing nonetheless. My fiance was completely in awe of the whole experience. Our chef was great prepared our meals perfectly. We...More

Thank Yashveer R
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This place had nice food and it is made in front of you like a proper Japanese Teppanyaki. However, they forgot about one of my starters in my set menu. Not a biggie as I got plenty of food. My steak was more medium-well than...More

Thank Rune H
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I visited Daruma for a quick dinner. No booking required which was convenient. I ordered sushi sashimi combo which was nice enough. But they did not have other items on the menu such as tuna, green tea ice cream and cake of the day. Service...More

Thank Kidest
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Went to Darumas with some friends. The vegetable tempura was exceptional. The beef tempanyaki was tender and delicious. Great ambiance. Good service. We would go back.

Thank Hendricks-Henley
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Enjoyed the Sushi here at the Chef's table and the view was amazing. The Durban beachfront is bang opposite and it is very serene. The food menu isn't extravagant but well put. Sushi was made fresh and very tasteful.

Thank galoretim
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The service and quality of food was excellent. It was a family dinner with kids who thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Thank Devandran N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 362 1300
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