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63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tempura” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (41 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Having your food cooked in front of you is just amazing - the chefs are great! service a little bit slow - but if you have a chef right here - who cares?

Thank Nuhaa L
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I had been to daruma again after a bad experience and am extremely happy to say that the food and service is exceptional. Hats off to the staff there and you definitely will be seeing more of my family and I at your restaurant.

1  Thank fionap493
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been visiting this restaurant now for 20 years and the food is superb! Our last visit was in December 2016 and I was thrilled with my experience. We had booked a private room. The service was spot on, the sushi was fresh and...More

1  Thank Sue K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Delicious, authentic Japanese food. Our main dishes and sushi starters had exquisite flavour. All the food is cooked in front of you which also creates an incredible ambiance in the restaurant.

1  Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Durban. Tepenyaki is fantastic, the head chef is well trained fun and has been with the restaurant for many years. Restaurant is recommend by American Express. Frequented by foreigners. Great ambience. Highly recommend.

Thank Kimmesh G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Upon entering the restaurant the host seemed friendly however it went downhill from there on. Our waitress (Abigail) had a poor attitude and acted as though she was doing us a favour. She informed us that hot beverages could no be made as the kettle...More

Thank Yuvan29
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The menu promises plenty of vegetarian dishes but they are all misleading. The miso soup is full of fish sauce, the fried dishes are all done in oil with meat dishes. At least they were honest enough, will never go back. In fact, the worst...More

Thank Andre J
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited Daruma with a party of 7, the experience was not great especially for the high end prices they charge. they mixed up the order and the portions. charged R30 for a small container of chopped chillie not value for money will not be going...More

Thank Pratibha N
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

When in Durban I always try to sneak in a meal at this restaurant. It is probably due to the experience and company around the Tepinyaki preparation and 'performance'. The performance is what I requested the chef to perform for the kids - which apart...More

Thank Maldon L
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited Daruma with friends for the second time. Its one of Durban greatest eating experiences. Having the Chef prepare the meal in front of you is the experience on its own. Overall, the food is delicious, great and safe location, people are great, and the...More

Thank SokaMthembu
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 O R 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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