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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (76 reviews)
“oysters” (43 reviews)
“vindaloo” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great presentation of the food, the view is stunning! Pricey but it’s worth for a nice lunch. High quality ingredients, enjoyed our time on the terrace.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GiaRomania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very simple terrace restuarant (which is very refreshing for such a fancy hotel) with good food, good service and a great view. The curry buffet is amazing, although not on the cheap side

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 623ewans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the buffet which was not good. Very spicy and everything tasted the same. the only thing we ate was bread and icecream. The waiters were really fast to pick up everything so we hardly eat my bread.

1  Thank pejvi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast at Oyster Box. Buffet overly priced. Food average standard. Not worth it! Waiter overly friendly and annoying. Possibly looking for tip. Hovering near table all the time. Scenery lovely but meal not worth it. Pancakes were dry and over cooked. Eggs and bacon...More

2  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another restaurant that doesn't live up to the hype. More so because the food is ridiculously price than of bad quality. But given the price, I'd say the food should be better. The view at the Ocean Terrace seating is spectacular and I love...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krishie11
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here, the food is great and they offer a curry Buffett. We also enjoyed the lovely views and managed to see the dolphins

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 844kayg
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This is a really nice restaurant with seating both inside or out. The restaurant looks out onto the ocean. There is a choice of an a la carte menu or a curry buffet. Durban is well known for having its Indian food restaurants and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Derek F
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel so booked in for dinner as the reviews were good, but we were a bit disappointed. There wasn’t much atmosphere inside in the evening. The curry buffet wasn’t great either. Much nicer having breakfast in this venue.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 68amberleys
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Great food, great service, great view. What else do you want? Oysters were fresh, fish cooked to perfection. The only minor was that the beer could be colder

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carlos W
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This restaurant is a must try, even if you simply go for the view, it's absolutely stunning and makes a fabulous background for photos with the lighthouse behind you. This was our first time and really enjoyed ourselves! The only reason I'm giving this a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GMClooney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
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