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63 OR Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

A number of tables enable you to sit around a central cooking area and watch your chef cook your food and serve it directly too you. Brilliant, although it can get a bit warm!

Durban, South Africa
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This was a very personal and interactive Japanese eating experience. The food was tops. Their tofu was divine. The sake really got me! The desserts were amazing too. I loved Daruma, the setting, the service and everything else made for a memorable experience.

Thank delaine c
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Quite disappointed. Ordered the most expensive platter on the menu to get crayfish. Dish was delivered with prawns in place of it, with no warning or explanation. Good food, atrocious service. When I enquired, I was met with a weak apology.

Thank Mike M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had a starter of spring rolls, salad and chicken. It was filling and well prepared. Cleanliness was what we expected and got. Mains were prawns, chops, egg fried rice with stir fry and chopped chilles cooked in butter as we like our meal a little strong. It definitely gives a zing to it. IT WAS AMAZING. THEY HAD A... More 

1 Thank 007durban
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We had the private room for a group of 10. Food was great, but kept coming in bits and pieces, and getting the attention of a waiter was always a mission as they seemed very busy. When the food did come, it was great!

1 Thank africanadventurist
Riviersonderend, South Africa
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We visit from Cape Town and we always book a table at Daruma when we are in Durban. Once again an awesome experience, great sushi and the tepanyaki WOW again an awesome wow experience and the food and service was great. Thank you we will see you soon!!!

1 Thank Charl1973
Horsham, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We visited in a group of five for a birthday celebration. However, a slight problem was that we were placed near the main door which was open half the time and the breeze into the restaurant was not pleasant. Some further intelligent restaurant layout design may be necessary. Not to detract from the food and the teppanyaki performance - it... More 

1 Thank macrandolph
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151 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

High quality evening combined with excellent food this establishment never fails to deliver it's got a touch expensive but worth it..parking plentiful and safe comes highly recommend

1 Thank Iain M
Bath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We decided to do the Tepenyaki which was really delicious, large portions (as seems to be the case throughout South Africa) and the staff were lovely. I'm vegetarian so they were happy to oblige dietary requests and we're happy to answer any questions. Nothing seemed too much trouble and it was all excellent and very clean. We enjoyed it so... More 

1 Thank Andybearcherrypip
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Beef Fillet Teppanyaki was beautifully prepared in a delicious sweet source.The stir fry veggies were a little soggy but tasty.The deep fried ice cream with fruit was delicious.The wine list was excellent ,if a little pricey

1 Thank Peter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 OR 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?