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John Dory's

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The Pier | Wilson's Wharf, Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Took family out for quick dinner. Food good quality and service good. Don't expect fine dining! Great family restaurant

Thank Mike K
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

We visited John Dory on our last day in South Africa before returning to the airport. We had fish and chips (dish of the day) which was grilled hake. My husband also tried oyster for the first time and loved it. Unfortunately my friends were served and my dish was forgotten but this was quickly rectified. The waiting staff were... More 

Thank purplevonny
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

A very small selection of sushi is allocated for their Wednesday half price sushi and should there be lots of diners, you are quickly discouraged to order the sushi when you are told what the waiting time will be. A lot of the already very small selection of sushi weren't available anymore and we were forced to order from the... More 

Thank AOltman
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

It is not often that I feel sorry for a restaurant - however - I believe that John Dory at Wilsons has had a bit of a bad wrap. I have eaten there a few times while on business in Durban and have never had a bad experience. To comment about the Neon Decor is unwarranted- (refer to Lucrecia1511 on... More 

Thank Daniel M
Nelspruit, South Africa
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281 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

I'll keep this review simple and short. The grilled cajun calamari was the best I've tasted in years. P'S freandly staff and very affordable.

Thank 492ricardop
Vadodara, India
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had amazing dinner yesterday at John Dory . It was raining and bit cold , we reached the place late . Inside was totally packed and we had to sit outside . Requested manager for table inside and by the time drinks were served we were allocated table inside the restaurant . Great Fish and Prawns combination which we... More 

Thank Alok10
Westville, South Africa
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

On a beautiful balmy evening, what better than to sit and gaze at the yachts, the lights twinkling on the water ... and have a super meal with good friends! Our waitress was friendly, efficient and very helpful. We all had the "special" platter for one, which, at just under R80 per head, was excellent value for money as well... More 

Thank Val B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Our dinner date was made extra special by the friendly and helpful service we received at John Dory at the harbour. Our waitron went the extra mile on all our requests and her service delivery was excellent. Enjoyed our seafood and evening. Thank you alice!

Thank carla8th
London, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Went there for Sunday lunch with the family Great, buzzy atmosphere right on the wharf The service was friendly and ok efficiency-wise The seafood was fresh and delicious. The ribs were mediocre Would recommend as a good local, unassuming seafood restaurant Great location

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

The service is the best I received from the waiter and the food was very fresh and well prepaired. You realy relax here with a drink and you decide what to eat from a good menu while the waiter assist you with the best oppsions.

Thank Rudi3900

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier | Wilson's Wharf, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
There are a chain of these restaurants throughout Durban

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