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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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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Words are inadequate to describe this restaurant especially the private room called The Cellar. Have taken several friends and relatives there in last 6 months ad all were impressed. First class food. Excellent service and a huge range of wines from medium prices to very special wines. Cannot wait to return. Have not been since last Friday!

Thank baileydoug99
London, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant serves great steaks and wine (other drinks too). The service is good and the pricing very reasonable.

Thank Sanjay0123456
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic! The staff are friendly, polite and knowledgeable. The prawn starter and chocolate sphere dessert I had were to die for. Undoubtably the best flavours I think I've even consumed. I couldn't afford to visit every week, but its definitely worth saving to go for those special occasions.

Thank Ashbeggs
Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening from the starters(mussels & escargot), through mains(wagyu sirloin) onto desserts(chocolate volcano). Sauces(blue cheese & garlic cream) and side orders(onion rings, butternut mash & garlic cream spinach) complimented the meals, which they had a wonderful product offering of. Wine list had a lot of depth and the cellar selection offered some interesting vintages. Our waiter(Khulasande) was... More 

Thank TrAveL_TraK
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Grill Jichana 16/02/17. Tok my hubby and family there for dinner to celebrate hubby's birthday. After reading many of the reviews decided to try it out. Was not disappointed in the least. Very warm welcome with a lovely glass of sherry before being seated. We had the prawn starter which was delic. For our mains we all ordered... More 

Thank ShanthaP10
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a stunning valentines evening at Grill Jichana . The food was from a set menu and everything that we had was fantastic . My wife and I had different options and shared the tastes . It ws a brilliant . We had "pinky" as a Waiter who was so good and everything we required was bought to us... More 

Thank Peter E
Durban, South Africa
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a breakfast for over 20 people, with varying challenges : vegan, vegetarian, gluten, citrus and dairy intolerance. The staff were lovely and efficient. The food was fresh and the coffee good. The team did not have a challenge with photos, speeches

Thank Jone P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

One of the best eating experiences I had in years. The wine list is wonderful, the waiter (Dimisani) was knowledgeable and extremely charming and well trained. The steak was out of this world, rare as ordered and quality amazing. Cannot wait to get back there for another lovely dining experience. Trudi Snyman

Thank trudi_pringlebay
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I am a foodie by nature and I have been to many restaurants around the world but tonight I was really surprised at the overall experience garnered from the Grill Jichana. The staff are amazing with their customer service etiquette, ever willing to go out of the way for the customer which is what I had experienced during my dinner.... More 

Thank Vinonoz G
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Staying at the southern sun hotel I had the honorable privilege of dining at the Jichiana Grill where they had a fine assortments of wine nicely arranged in a cellar. They also had a wonderful atmosphere with a nice menu selection at decent to somewhat higher fancier prices. But what really made my visit exceptional was the service I received... More 

Thank Michael M

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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
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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