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63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (41 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having nothing been to this place despite wanting to for many years and seeing the good reviews I was actually quite disappointed! Sushi was untidily done!! Being quite used to the Japanese sushi chefs exacting standards these were terribly amateurish. Certainly not worthy of a...More

Thank 181jessed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Teppenyaki style food has always been a hit for me and many people enjoy the combination of strong Japanese flavours. Daruma takes it to another level by having chefs who put on a bit of a show while cooking, which is delightful. I had the...More

Thank LurveGoodFood
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Daruma has been around for many years. They seem to effortlessly keep on serving tasty quality food for their discerning customers. Keep it up!

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The fillet is the most tender cut but not here. The meat was chewy and the stir fried vegetables sickly sweet. They are overpriced for what you get.

Thank dianarorigues
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It is an experience to eat here as they prepare the food in front and of your eyes. The quality is very good and something new and refreshing to eat.

Thank 798joeyv
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife and I had lunch at Daruma on the 7th July. A most forgetable experience. Beside us there was only one other couple in the restaurant. We have received better service at a fast food take away. There was absolutely no interaction between the...More

Thank Sammygov
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were 2 adults and 5 teenagers. The kids had the Miso Ramen and we had Tapenjaki - one with lamb and veg, other with calamari and vegetables and one with vegetables and shrimp. Everyone enjoyed their lively food and the atmosphere were great. One...More

Thank aleth2014
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Daruma is highly rated, and the only reason I can think of is that experience. All the food is prepared directly at your table. I ordered off the ala carte menu and had the salmon with stir fried veggies. The salmon was overcooked and was...More

Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had a group dinner here and the food was so tasty. Service was superb. watching the chefs at work making the food in front of you was so entertaining. Great for a eveing out with friends

Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have never tried Teppan - Yaki before , and so decided on one of the set menu's. The salad was great, and served with Yakitori , which I enjoyed very much. My main was the beef , and I felt that should have been...More

Thank RoyalStaGM1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 362 1300
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