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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 February 2, 2015

We booked in advance for a staff lunch,about 9 friends upon arrival we were escorted to our seats of choice,our order did not take long excellent service and the meal was as usual hammy as ever,we always go there their food is Devine ,I did...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank 171dissapointed
Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you on the lookout for a casual set up, look no further than The Oriental Restaurant situated at the Workshop in central Durban. It also offers the opportunity of a more formal dining experience away from the takeaway section and the thoroughfare of passing...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank Appals
Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with exceptional service and the best indian food in Durban! Chicken bunny is the best! We sat inside the restaurant which is better than the outside.

1  Thank Avikaar
Reviewed December 23, 2014

Although it is situated in the buzy workshop complex, the restaurant itself is tucked away and quite comfortable. The menu is very comprehensive and offers a wide variety of oriental cuisuine, nothing quite beats their mutton bunny chow. Its certainly the best..

Date of visit: December 2014
1  Thank Ferial
Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you are a curry lover you cannot miss the Oriental in Durban or their takeaway in Umhlanga Ridge. Great curries done as only Durban can.

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Lionel579
Reviewed September 17, 2014

The prawn curry recommended by the waiter was bland with not much taste. Yes, it was a curry in theory but in practice it tasted like a stew with not much flavour. The waiter was polite and his service was good. I thought I deserved...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very average curries served by staff unable to understand the request an order for very spicy curries. It is almost as if this place is catering for run-of-the-mill bunny chow orders from passing trade. The only way to spice up the food was, we were...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank capeintl
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Good and affordable food service is good , whole atomsphere is relaxed. very authentic and spicy food

Date of visit: March 2013
1  Thank DennisRubyNaidoo
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Good food but the service was slow. It was worth the wait because the foods had obviously just been cooked.

Date of visit: March 2013
2  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed March 24, 2013

My favourite is the Mutton bunny. Spicy flavour n soft meat. Great meal. Chiken boti excellent. Breakfest specials reasonably priced very fulling. Restaurant really needs a revamp

1  Thank wersdfzxc
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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