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Grill Jichana Restaurant

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63 OR O R Tambo Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sicelo served us with up to date info on the menu, and his suggestions were spot on! The steaks were done to perfection , as were the accompanying sides.The ambiance and experience were well worth the price, which was not too expensive. A well appointed restaurant serving top quality meals with superb service.

Thank Seelan P
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had visited the Grill Jichana on Saturday without any reservations and was so amazed with the excellent service we received. Our Waiter Siyabonga was fantastic with his service and we really enjoyed our meals that he served us and advised us on. Thank you Grill Jichana.

Thank ashana g
Southbroom, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved the Cellar Room for my family and I on 6th April 2017. The staff were great, friendly and very attentive. The meal was awesome too, I had the 500g Rump, it was delicious, all our meals were fantastic. Thanks for the Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V nip... Thanks to Mdu & Sicelo!! Will definitely return...

Thank Nigel A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cosy, friendly and relaxed Japanese restaurant in the Southern Sun Hotel - great selection of meat and fish dishes- portions massive so do not order too much. It was a pleasure to eat there.

Thank Malrantoo
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff makes you feel welcome from the outset. You will be offered a sherry as you enter the restaurant. No corkage is charged and they even accepted my bottle of wine during the day to chill it for me. Two other restaurants in the Elangeni hotel charging R75.00 corkage I was dined two evenings in a row at the... More 

Thank Bobby G
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277 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on Tuesday at the Jichana. The ambience is great. The restaurant is decorated in a contemporary style. The party that I was fairly large, however the waiting time was minimal. The staff are friendly and professional and under the menu well. I was very impressed with my steak. Perfectly done. If I am in this part of... More 

Thank Clinton C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a treat with high expectations due to the reviews- was terribly disappointed The decor was outdated and out of time. The service was awful and the staff were not attentive at all The steaks were requested medium but arrived well done. The taste of the steaks were bland and lacked flavor The quality of meat was not of... More 

Thank Vik L
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the third time (every 2 year)we had dinner in Grill Jichana. This time we were with friends and everyone choose a different menu. We try some parts of eachother and everything was very tasty. So next year we wil go back!

Thank Cneel L
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true 5 star experience. The waiters are really well taught and knowledgeable. Service is about the best in KZN. The food was just great from the free bread to starters and mains. The chef is fantastic. The escargot starter was about the best I've had and the steak, chops and prawns were all perfectly cooked. Highly recommended.

2 Thank logann176
Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I recall our dining experience at this fantastic restaurant, it brings nothing but big smiles and total satisfaction. The service was welcoming, cheerful and we had a great waiter, Khulasando who was ever so helpful. The food was absolutely delish.They have a great variety of salads and you can chose your accompanying dressing. The ostrich fillet has got to... More 

1 Thank daphne_sagathevan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 362 1300
A modern and stylish Grill/Steakhouse that offers a short and sizzling menu. The meaning of Jichana, "eating good" in Swahili, embraces the flavours and aromas of the original east Coast of Africa's spice route. Cassia, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, turmeric and pepper. These robustly flavoursome spices complement the grilling of meat, fish and chicken creating Jichana!

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