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Daruma

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63 OR Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

What was supposed to be a great evening turned out horrific as we found a huge insect in a cacoon in our food. The manager apologised and said it was the first time as if it mattered. The hygiene is pathetic yet the prices are so much more than your average family restaurant and what is worse is that we... More 

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Johannesburg
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This restaurant has always been one of my favourites over the last three decades, but the shoddy standards of quality and service, combined with hugely expensive prices will ensure I won't be back voluntarily or willingly. We, (2 adults, and 2 children,) arrived at 17h00, only to be told that opening was one hour later. (This after confirming with the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was last here 10 years ago, and it does not seem to have changed. Great theatre and great food. The sushi was fresh and tasty. The beef teriyaki is especially memorable. We love this place

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Thank Bill D
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I enjoyed a lovely teppanyaki kingklip there with my friends who live in Durban. Food was super fresh and expertly cooked. Service was great.

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Thank PatARB
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

From the welcome ,the courtesy of the waiters, the amazing display of food prep interacting with your chef, generous portions of amazing food thsi place is in a league of its own. when in Dbn this is where I look forward to dining. Kudos!

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Thank rato_11
Cape Town, South Africa
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The staff are so friendly and willing to assist and go the extra mile.

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Thank Jenny W
Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As a party of 8 we were given the smaller private tepanyaki table. We all thoroughly enjoyed our sushi, yakitori, miso, tempura and tepanyaki choices and were entertained at the same time. Great fun and great food!

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1 Thank Mark H
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great Sashimi- but the tepenyaki far too sweet . The Japanese chefs have all left about one month ago,, and sadly it shows. The place generally needs a spruce up, and the cutlery was really awful. Embarrasssing to serve a miso soup with the cheapest thinnest desert spoon that can found, Sad when it was close to being a fine... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The meals were Awesome, a bit pricey, but worth it. if you sit around the table and watch the chef cook your meal, it is an awesome experience. the atmosphere is great and a pleasant walk on the beach after dinner will top of the evening.

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Thank kooglannaidu
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate 2 meals here and enjoyed both of them. The hibachi grill is entertaining and makes delicious food. We also really enjoyed the non hibachi food--sushi, tempura, etc.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?