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The Oriental restaurant

47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton curry” (10 reviews)
“bunny chow” (18 reviews)
“kheer” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to Orientals for lunch today and ordered the famous Mutton Bunny. Upon arrival the bunny looked good with enough gravy etc., however it had a more reddish appearance than normal. After the first bite I realised that this bunny is infact a tomatoe...More

Thank Kashlin
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great food....worth it..good portions.good broad beans bunny.....Good tasty roti.....prawn Briyani not good

Thank RoshneeN4
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the must to visit places for an ex Durbanite. The mutton bunny is just great and the revisit. The nice thing is all the bunny chow legendary places has a unique taste to each other but all are great. Park undercover and go...More

Thank 942ravin
Reviewed October 3, 2018

All the hype builds this place up to more than it really is. The idea of a good Bunny chow is so over sold. Most establishments assume that If they make a curry with lots of oil, food colouring and a bit extra masala and...More

Thank HHHMMMmmmm
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Durban for curries and breyanis. Food is outstanding and service is good. Waiting times can be a bit long but its worth the wait. I had the mutton bunny and it was delicious. Bread was fresh and the portion...More

Thank Vishanth S
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a relaxed dinner at Orientals. We ordered a mixed grill platter and a mutton bunny. The bunny is definitely a must try! Whilst the decor is rather dark, the place is clean with good service and great food. A must visit if you are...More

Thank MaryH2090
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The workshop has aged over the years. However, the Orientals restaurant has just gotten better and better. Underground parking takes you directly to the restaurant. Cheap rates. R10 for over an hour. Restaurant offers everything from breyani to fish curry. Huge portion sizes of breyani,...More

Thank SamanthaNaidoo
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

They never fail to deliver. Food is always on point. I love the tikka chicken cubes. The mutton curry is a must-have. I wish they could make food a bit hotter in taste but it’s ok if you have it with some vinegar chilies

Thank Rox910426
Reviewed April 6, 2018

I had seen a few poor reviews regarding the slow service so probably cheated a little by informing the host of this and asking if the poor reviews were true or not. This no doubt ensured an attentive waiter and is possibly a strategy I...More

1  Thank Roy C
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The Umhlanga branch is just dismal. Just a few tables if you are eating in..very dirty. Curry tastes like it's mass produced and the roti is like paper. This used to be a great restaurant but it's sad to see it's passed it's prime.

Thank TalithaAppadu
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August 13, 2018|
Response from MaryH2090 | Reviewed this property |
They definitely do. The mutton biryani is delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
ndian cuisine, Lunches, Curries, Samoosa's, Hot Food, Spicy Food
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