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on the beach | Shop CL 05, The Pavilion, Durban 3611, South Africa
+27 31 265 7860
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The one at pavilion is good.. waiters are friendly and food was excellent.. Gateway is terrible, got bad food poisoning and sick for days. Don't think I would ever eat at this place again. Needs to be improved with regards to cleaniness but otherwise it's good indian food.

Thank traveltheworld117
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Well if u r an Indian n looking for some good Indian food, then this is a must visit for u. Located at the beach area in Durban it allows u to enjoy the natural scenic beauty of the place n feel at home with the ghee dipped aloo paratha, chicken tikka, biryanis n ofcourse the mango lassi ! Taste... More 

Thank Soumenpal73
durban, south africa
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at the Gateway to branch on several occasions, and the food is always good. The Friday lamb breyani is unsurpassed in my humble opinion. Don't mind the rather grotty decor. Just go for the food.

Thank love2travel076
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Order food. Wait very long. Schwarma was the worst I ever had. Just lamb curry in a pita bread. Charged more than was indicated on menu. When owner, a lady, was approached she was very rude. My advice, stay away the worst place on the beach front to have a meal

Thank WLduP
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

While in Durban on holiday popping into My Diner for a meal was norm. But on Sunday 15th January, we popped in for a late lunch. I ordered a chicken briyani, after waiting quite a while for the food to arrive, i tucked into it immediately, only to find between the grains of rice a long strand of black hair.... More 

Thank aishamoolla10
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Beachfront branch_ Friday 6 Jan at 4pm. We were seated at entrance but this was very noisy and busy with patrons coming in and out. We decided to seat ourselves at the back where it was less noisy.Decor seems ok but a lack of finishing is the let down...also cleanliness of decorative mirrors and tables and chairs were not up... More 

Thank MoDe2017
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My Diners at the beach front prepares and serves the best Chicken Tikka. I normally opt for takeaway as the sit down area is congested and the service can be slow when busy.

1 Thank Sewpersads
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was a regular here eating the popular veggie curries - the bean bunny signature dish being my favourite veg dish. They changed the recipe drastically - so much so that I figured they mixed some other curry into it to give it a tomato flavour. They used to be excellent but messed up. i heard weird rumours about pakistani... More 

1 Thank nishal p
Johannesburg, South Africa
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the on the beach, i ordered lemon butter chicken, the waiter was friendly and the food good, tasty and a big portion, i had left overs for a hungry begger on the beach. I enjoyed my meal!

1 Thank StevieSA
Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My diner on the beach is one of the worst restaurant you will find. the are unable to make a dish spicy if you require it. they are slow slow slow, you can wait up to 50mins your take away. the food is totally overpriced knowing that any curry comes with nothing on the side so you have to order... More 

Thank Juliettenomusa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: on the beach | Shop CL 05, The Pavilion, Durban 3611, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 265 7860
This is in a cluster of restaurants onh the beach along the 'golden mile' in durban, south africa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?