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The Ocean Terrace Restaurant

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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was above our expectations. And the food was smashing, a really nice atmosphere. We also had our breakfasts in the dining room,and what a breakfast everything that you can think of including oysters and even steak,The decor of the roomspace is colonial and that goes for the whole hotel.

Thank mctavish2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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283 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place! Nice ambiance, friendly staff, Charlie was super nice. Been there for lunch on a Sunday and we decided to go with the curry buffet and it was delicious. Very flavorful and tasty! It's a bit pricey but worth a visit.

Thank edubimonte
Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best locations not only in Durban but the world. Spectacular views and the Oyster Box setting is simply world class. Sadly even though we booked they did not have our reservation but fortunately there was a table available. Two line fish of the day one lamb curry and salad completed our choice from a wide selection of... More 

Thank Melville77
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Fiance and I visited the ocean terrace to indulge in the curry buffet for my birthday. Being an Indian lady and growing up eating timeless curries prepared by my mum and grandmother, it is not always easy to find a place that serves a good curry. However the curry buffet really pleased the palate, there was a wide variety... More 

Thank eleanormoodley24
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Prices are very reasonable and the food and drinks are terrific. The service is wonderful. Everyone has a smile on their face which makes it very inviting

Thank koleen623
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sea views and delicious food. I found the staff very helpful and the restaurant is an extension of the hotel itself -classy yet unpretentious and charming. Staff were especially helpful with getting a baby seat for our baby son and checking up on us regularly. We cannot wait to return in September on our anniversary !

Thank Njolies
Kochi (Cochin), India
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257 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean terrace is at the oyster box, by the ocean and the lighthouse. outstanding service and brilliant food. one can either order an ala carte or try the curry buffet, comprising of a selection of some 7-8 different curries with different intensity of spicy flavor. what a variety. one can sit indoors or outdoors, subject to weather. colonial décor and... More 

Thank mjacob007
Kusnacht, Switzerland
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Famous for its curries and well deserved. Seafood of excellent quality. Fantastic location and outstanding service. Our waiter, Marcus, was fun and nice. Not only him but also the other staff was friendly and attentive. The way it should be in such a place. Good value and highly recommended.

Thank Marc G
Clarens, Free State, South Africa
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe our expectations of the highly acclaimed Oyster Box hotel were too high but we were all somewhat disappointed. The service was poor and the food mediocre and ridiculously expensive for what was delivered. The saving grace so the day was the ambience on the terrace which is certainly everything you would expect of old world charm.

Thank Vanessa K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Curry Buffett delectable, the Durban lamb curry and the chicken with prawn are moreish. Lots of delicious sambals, naan bread, roti, samoosa, tandoori chicken, freshly made in front of you. Service is attentive and friendly. A la carte menu well presented and tasty, may take a little longer but it's worth the wait as they prepare everything from scratch. Top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
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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