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Goundens Restaurant

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520 Umbilo Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 205 5363
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been having Goudens for 20 plus years. Its almost become a Saturday afternoon ritual! Hands down the tastiest Durban curry! Kudus to them!

Thank Carol V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from Jozi I'm told about Goundens being the best bunny in Durban. I am trying them all as comparison. Of course it will never compare to home but is quite close to what you would have at home. Firstly, their masalas are fantastic. Good aroma, dark rich color and good taste. Their portions are very generous I believe good... More 

Thank charlietraveller2016
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much has changed about this hidden gem that used to be located at the back of a workshop. New location, same incredibly delicious food. Their Mutton Bunny is by far the best in Durban. Excellent service, great food. An all-round good experience.

Thank Niven R
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Goundens has always been a place to go to for reliable quality bunnychows. Really tasty and fresh. Heaven in a quarter-loaf.

Thank Hilary R
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Goundens has been my favourite in years. When lazy to cook and mouth tingling for a good south indian curry, Goundens is the place to go. Have tried lots of other places but nothing teases the taste buds like Goundens, closest to home curry you'll ever get.

Thank ShanthaP10
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Authentic Durban curry. Excellent service. Chicken and prawn curry is a definite winner. Highly recommended!

Thank Sachin M
Fochville, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I recently visited my brother in Durban. He stays in Glenwood and had previously told me about this famous curry den that was the talk of the town. I had also read about Goundens in food reviews and was keen to try out their curries. We therefore popped down to Goundens to pick up some mutton bunnies for lunch. The... More 

Thank ohannweg
Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

You looking for a Durban Curry House that gives you value for your money and fires up.your taste buds , look no further. Good food for more then 10 years!

Thank bhadrian
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Spot on portion size and loads of meat. Price is fantastic for the top quality ingredients. Bunny 5 stars. Roti 5 stars. Goundens deserve being rated the #1 bunny in South Africa. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Marcel J
Redditch, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went here with a couple of Durban locals who really rave about the place. On arrival it reminded me of a truck stop or greasy spoon, and in some senses I guess that this might be the South African equivalent. Cash only signs everywhere and seemed to be busy all the time. We found a seat and ordered the renowned... More 

1 Thank RichardEllis70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Umbilo Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 205 5363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?