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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 good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (42 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
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63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After much ranting and raving about the Daruma on the beach front we decided to try the one at the pearls which is newly opened. It was a farewell dinner for a colleague and we had requested a table at the tepenyaki. On arrival the...More

Thank durbanfoodie2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is always fresh, and often on display for your viewing pleasure. The tepanyaki station makes for great entertainment. The chefs are well trained in both food and captivating a crowd. A bit pricey, but the food does not disappoint.

Thank Vedna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant used to be amazing, with proud cooks/chefs. The standard has unfortunately dropped, with some of the top chefs no longer there.

Thank Regular6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The worst restaurant in Umhlanga do not eat there, R.I.P. off to say the least, there are so many restaurants to welcome you

Thank Johann J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a high end restaurant offering awesome Japanese foods! The staff is friendly, helpful attentive and friendly. It is a bit on the expensive side though...

Thank DaveSet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time at Daruma - it was a wonderful experience both times. The sushi is always fresh and high quality. We brought our 5 month old with us for lunch and the waitress was very sweet with him too.

Thank Aubs723
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I found Daruma by accident, so didn't know what to expect when we ate here, We hadn't booked and it was pretty busy, but to be fair they found us a table straight away and were very attentive. Our server, Zamila, was absolutely wonderful. She...More

Thank Magzleisure
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My Fiancee and I recently made our 1st reservation for a Teppanyaki experience at Daruma. Excitedly we braved the windy weather from our hotel to this beachfront restaurant . Greeted by friendly staff, we were quickly seated once reservations were confirmed. A warm energetic feeling...More

Thank Suleiman S
Reviewed 22 September 2017 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

1  Thank 181jessed
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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