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The Oriental restaurant

47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton” (9 reviews)
“bunny chow” (16 reviews)
“curries” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having not visited The Oriental Kitchen situated at The Workshop Shopping Centre in central Durban for many years, I frequented the restaurant for a quick lunch. The mutton breyani was absolutely awful since the pieces of mutton were cheap, bony chunks with hardly any...More

Thank Rosalinda R
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our friends invited us to the Oriental and what a delicious meal we had! My husband and I are so pleased to have finally found a good Indian restaurant in Durban. All the dishes we had were full of flavours and in my case, mild,...More

Thank snowwhite177
Reviewed 16 March 2017

english and asian cuisine at its best, excellent selection of breakfasts and the best bunny chows in town!

Thank Hoosains
Reviewed 16 March 2017

the meal I had there was very interesting, a mutton curry with rice and salad. there is a restaurant as well as a quick sit down area which is where I sat. the waiters are dressed in traditional black & white and are very eager...More

Thank shaneybux
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We asked a Durbanite Indian friend what is the best place to eat curries in Durban CBD and he recommended The Oriental Restaurant at the Worshop Mall. Well, we went there. And it was just a disappointment. The curry was not great. The Briyani was...More

Thank Evee v
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Orientals used to be one of the nicest places for tasty mutton bunnies, and breyani's. Over the years i have been there 3 times and all three times complained about the quality of the meat being used. Its quality you not feed to an animal....More

Thank ShanthaP10
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and food has always been good. Service great as usual. Food a little spicy but still good. Highly recommended.

Thank logann176
Reviewed 26 January 2017

the food is very good the bunnies are excellent. the breyani is very delcious. i keep going back cos the have the vest bunnies in Durban

1  Thank Pauleen P
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have tried bunny dens all over Durban from hollywood to brittania to Goundens, none compare to the fresh and great taste of Oriental at the workshop, the restaurant area. A bit pricy but worth every cent.

1  Thank judgej2017
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the workshop and went to The Oriental for lunch and had a bunny. Customers have a choice of sit down or take away with the latter being more affordable. There are benches to eat the take away. Clever idea and great affordable food....More

1  Thank TravelFeetZA
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
ndian cuisine, Lunches, Curries, Samoosa's, Hot Food, Spicy Food
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