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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Great ambiance. Lamb shank and duck were both superb. But the highlight of the meal was the excellent service from Gugu. From the warm friendly greeting when we arrived, until we left, Gugu was brilliant. Certainly the best service we have experienced in a long...time.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Food was good Service was good Ambience was good Family enjoyed everything Parking was a bit of a hassle to get as its road side . Will be back

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

Your food was impeccable. My family and I enjoyed all the food we ordered. I especially enjoyed my steak and chocolate ball desert. Will definitely be back ;)

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Hands down the best in town, it's been a couple of years since our last visit , and the has gotten even better, from staters , mains and deserts, staff very friendly . Keep up the good job..

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Amazing food, great atmosphere and superb service. Danie Kortjas was a phenomenal server and took great care of us.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Popped along without a booking on my first night in Durban, drawn by the high rating and the proximity to my hotel. The place was about one third full and we had no problems getting a table. The local area definitely does not feel safe,...especially after dark, but the restaurant itself was an oasis of class & quality. I ordered a large steak and one of the more expensive bottles of red wine (although by UK standards it was very affordable). Both the steak and the wine were superb and my meal was an absolute delight. Service was fine & unobtrusive. This restaurant certainly deserves it’s high TripAdvisor rating (not something I can always say !) although I would recommend getting a taxi there & away as there is definitely a menacing feel to the local area.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

After an 18 month gap due to Covid we returned to our favourite private dining experience in The Cellar at Grill Jichana,Elangeni Hotel,Durban. On a cold evening the complementary sherry on arrival was welcomed by the 2 couples. I guess due to Covid the wine...selection ,whilst adequate ,was not like before when it was extensive with some very special and expensive wines. However a bottle of Rupert&Rothschild Classique soon sorted us out. The four of us all chose our meals from the set menu. There were several choices of starters and main courses. My starter of prawn salad was good. I never order meat in restaurants except when I go to Jichana when the rare fillet with Paris sauce is superb. Always the same top quality. Next time perhaps the salmon which I have had previously in Jichana and worth trying again. The dessert was a “Chocolate Bomb” over which hot chocolate sauce is poured until it collapses over the plate. Decadent but brilliant. Very special service as usual from Gugu who is really attentive. How she remembers my name and what I ate 18 months ago is impressive! We have already made reservation for next month………More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021

This was my first time at Grill Jichana Durban , beautiful steakhouse!! The food certainly lived up to my expectations, service from the waiters was terrible. Bread and butter came appropriately a minute before we got our medium well steaks, we didn't even know who...our waiter was, no one seemed to be paying any attention. We definitely getting out food to go next time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

This place is the best restaurant ever.. Staff friendly and very helpful... Food amazing, the best steak , melting in tour mouth... It was just an experience everyone must get when they are in Durbs!!!! Thanx a million!!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

Wow !!!! Just wow !!!!! Best steak i ever had ...... for real . Great service ...... soooo friendly The best in Durbs . Cant wait to go back . 5 star dining 💫

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

A have to when you visit Durban! Excellent service and amazing food. They have a special sauce, made up of 20 ingredients- a have to have with a steak. Their lamb shank was amazing too.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

food was really good (try the chicken livers if you like them spicy), service was efficient. it was rather empty given that the hotel was full,but it was pleasent being able to have a quiet meal. good value for money

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

Though would try this place after all the good reviews, few drinks in the outside bar first which were good . Then went to see if could get s table, was sorted straight away as wss not mad busy . The waitress was great food...and wine ordered and fantastic it was , did the 3 courses , the lamb was fantastic, the 5 chocolate dessert was first dessert in south Africa and was very good .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

We dined on New Year's Eve but it was surprisingly quiet. Extremely friendly staff and good quality food. Good ingredients cooked simply. It is very much a hotel restaurant so lacks a bit of atmosphere but we had a very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

They greeed us with a glass of sherry! Had a steak dinner here. Well cooked and tasty. Sides were very good too. Good wine selection. Will definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Grill Jichana Durban is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5