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California Dreaming

150 O.R Tambo Parade | Dairy Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 332 0037
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“bunny chow” (10 reviews)
“chicken curry” (2 reviews)
“chops” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Grill, Vegan Options
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150 O.R Tambo Parade | Dairy Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great location by the beach and ideal to be by North Beach in Durban. Had a group of 14 friends (cyclists) who wanted some lovely place for lunch before the race. Service was rather slow on the day as it took a...More

Thank Ndavhe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting- but pretentious waiters, food above average- we had a choice of menu with ciabatta bread/sandwich- with no ciabatta-elementary mistakes, dont advertise something and substitution it with less quality..

Thank 195michael
RusselB61, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 195michael Thank you for your comments. I am sorry your experience was not what you expected. Please could you contact me on manager@californiadreaming.co.za as I would greatly appreciate some more information on your experience. Regards Russel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience yesterday we where a group celebrating our friends birthday excellent service from our waiter Fana and thank to the F&B Supervisour Njabulo Mlambo for making sure we where well taken care off the hospitality was amazing.. the food and drinks topped...More

Thank Nokwazi95
RusselB61, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nokwazi95, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have come here twice and the vibe is short of memorable for me. With the beach renovations, there is hardly a view so with a lack of ambience, makes it hard to stay. The service from the friendly staff was something to smile about.More

1  Thank AmandaG5340
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Amanda G, Thank you for your kind words about our wonderful staff. We have a great team. Thankfully, the beach renovations have come to an end and our panoramic beach views are back in tact. We invite you to come and enjoy the sea...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

California dreaming has an amazing atmosphere and great food. The portion size is very generous and the food is good quality. The drinks are great too! The place has a relaxed vibe and a beautiful view of Durban beach. Definitely a gem on the beach...More

Thank jerinese
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi jerinese, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I was facing the reality of leaving Durban without having a bunny chow and to my suprise on the California Dreaming menu was the heading mutton bunny chow that just made me light up.The presentation was was flawless and a first for me with the...More

Thank giovannigE9257CI
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi giovannigE9257CI, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Bunny Chow so much. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went there for the first time this year. And I was pleasantly surprised! I thought it was going to be one of those very expensive restaurants, but it wasn't. It really was affordable. And the view is just beautiful. Leaving you feeling so relaxed while...More

Thank Monique204
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Monique204 Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Great service, ocean views, felt very safe, well priced. Excellent curry with accompanying chilli and chutney. One of the better places for a meal on The Golden Mile.

Thank armyduck
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi armyduck, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

Reviewed 15 April 2018

We enjoyed a beautiful evening with light meals and drinks, while enjoying the view and sound of the ocean. Both the food and service were good. Our waitron was friendly and the prices were fair. #we.love2travel

Thank WeLove2Travel_ZS
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi WeLove2Travel_ZS, Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Regards Russel

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a bar and restaurant on the South Beach promenade. It has very nice ocean views. The food is excellent with service to match. Highly recommended for the food and the ambiance.

Thank Chillman555
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Chillman555, Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

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Hi kylecameron Thank you for the question. Not necessarily but it's advisable as we tend to get busy at night over weekends or might be having a private function. If you coming for an intimate dinner, its best to make a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 O.R Tambo Parade | Dairy Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 0037
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