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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (74 reviews)
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“naan bread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 15:00 Hours
Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel so booked in for dinner as the reviews were good, but we were a bit disappointed. There wasn’t much atmosphere inside in the evening. The curry buffet wasn’t great either. Much nicer having breakfast in this venue.

Thank Amberley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great view. What else do you want? Oysters were fresh, fish cooked to perfection. The only minor was that the beer could be colder

Thank Carlos W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a must try, even if you simply go for the view, it's absolutely stunning and makes a fabulous background for photos with the lighthouse behind you. This was our first time and really enjoyed ourselves! The only reason I'm giving this a...More

Thank GMClooney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived without a booking and wanted to be seated on the a Terrace however there was nothing available. While waiting for my friends I was approach by Bianca who gladly arranged a table for us outside. We didn't even tell it was my friends...More

Thank alyisuhana
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I have previously tried the curry buffet and was slightly disappointment. We decided to have dinner at the ocean terrace and were happy with our meals. The sushi we had for starters was excellent and the calamari and short rib for mains were outstanding. Service...More

Thank swalton2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Ocean box hotel so decided to eat here. What a fantastic restaurant with views over the Indian Ocean and the famous lighthouse. We ate here twice enjoying an amazing fish dinner and on the second occasion the famous curry buffet! The...More

Thank skiboywales
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful view of the Indian Ocean. Beautiful colors same as the light house. Absolutely romantic setting. Food is excellent. Fish and chips the best. Staff and management very professional and helpful. Especially great on a clear day.

Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed 1 September 2018

A delicious breakfast for a family 40th birthday on Tuesday 28th August 2018. Balloon tied to chair to add a special touch. Even after the bill was settled,no birthday cake was offered, as has been customary with many special family birthdays spent enjoying the Oyster...More

Thank anne m
WDC72, Manager at The Ocean Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am absolutely delighted you found the breakfast "delicious" and an "amazing spread on offer" The breakfast price obviosly is not costed on Oysters only ( which are picked daily along our coastline...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Please note that this is a restaurant review of The Ocean Terrace at the Oyster Box. Service was quite average, perhaps a little doolally at times. The tables are set very close together. I could see the women half facing me at the tables on...More

Thank Poisonwells
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The setting is absolutely beautiful - service was great! We were not hungry enough to have the curry buffet but that looks spectacular. The meals are generous and really tasty and there seems to be something for everyone. Definitely quite pricey - but is is...More

Thank 890melinam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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12:30 - 15:00
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18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
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