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Osa

Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
+27 32 538 5000
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“thali” (4 reviews)
“curry” (9 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Grill, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Tony arranged the most romantic and special anniversary dinner for my husband and I at OSA last night. Our table was covered in rose petals and stood out between the rest. Claude looked after us for the evening and gave us amazing service, from...More

Thank Rachelv1453
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rachelv1453 Thank you for taking the time to share your restaurant review with us. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at OSA. On behalf of all of us at Fairmont we wish you many more happy years together. It was a delight...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not too familiar with Indian Cuisine, but my dining experience at OSA was possibly one of the best Indian food experiences I have had thus far. Their food is prepared from recipes handed down by generations of Indian chefs. Each dish uses a...More

Thank LorindaVoges
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LorindaVoges It is a pleasure to receive your positive comments about your experience at OSA. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed the fine dining of our restaurant and to hear that the experience left a lasting impression on you. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Booked here for my wife’s birthday and was a little nervous beforehand having head some of the reviews. There was nothing to be concerned about. Yes you pay more for eating at a restaurant in Zimbali but the quality was sublime. My wife is Indian...More

Thank Paarlgolf
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear Paarlgolf Thank you for escalating your review to us, we are delighted to receive it. We are delighted to hear that you chose to dine with us for your wife's birthday and that you found that it exceeded your expectations! We are thrilled to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great food. Friendly service. Thank you for the free birthday cake! Misunderstanding about a promised “free bottle of wine” was a bit unfortunate. I’ll definitely recommend the restaurant but watch out for the “promises” of free bottle of wine and even “possible free dinner as...More

Thank jantivanzyl
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear jantivanzyl Thank you for sharing your time with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambience at OSA with great food, friendly service and our small touch of birthday cake to commemorate the occasion. We are sorry to hear however that...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Osa is the Indian restaurant in the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. We try different dishes and all were very good. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere very pleasant. I would definitely dine there again!More

Thank PaulineBZH
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Dear PaulineBZH We appreciate your review, thank you for sharing. We are thrilled to hear that you delighted in your experience at our OSA Restaurant and that you were able to try a multitude of dishes enjoying them all. It is wonderful to hear that...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went to eat here on our 1st night while booked at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort. Claude, our waitron was knowledgable and guided us through the various menu options. Had a good meal a and, while slightly expensive (even by 5star resort standards), thouroughly enjoyed our...More

Thank Tony M
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Dear Tony M Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at OSA Restaurant and we thank you for mentioning the good service received from Claude. We are pleased that...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! I have no words for the delicious food and absolutely amazing service at this restaurant! If you need to be treated and feel special and be spoilt with divine food, then please visit Osa at Zimbali! Will definitely be back! A special thanks to...More

1  Thank Redica I
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Redica I We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are truly delighted to hear that your dining experience at OSA Restaurant truly wowed you! Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments; we are pleased that you found the...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

An amazing Indian restaurant with the tastiest food, the service is excellent and restaurant set up is just so beautiful.More

Thank Pranisha108
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear Paul M Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled to hear that you delighted in your experience at our OSA Restaurant, and that you found the food to be tasty, the service excellence, and that the...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed 2 nights eating here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The steaks were excellent and also enjoyed the curry. Thanks everyone.More

Thank Paul M
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Paul M We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinners at the OSA restaurant and that our staff, steaks and curry left a lasting impression on you. We look forward...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner but were very disappointed we had high expectations as the restaurant is very pricey. One of the glasses still had the previous persons lipstick on the rim. The side plates were dirty too. The lamb Korma was certainly not the best...More

Thank Jenni-Lynne G
FairmontZimbali, Manager at Osa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear Jenni19740202 We appreciate you sharing your review with us. I am disheartened to hear that your meal with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to the crockery, this is not the Fairmont standard and I would...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 538 5000
  • E-mail
Description
Enjoy the fragrant, flavoursome cuisine of India, prepared from recipes handed down by generations of Indian chefs. Savour the signature Butter Chicken or enjoy a traditional Thali. Each dish uses a unique blend of spices and herbs and is accompanied by traditional homemade condiments. The menu also offers a selection of signature grills that are sure to make your mouth water! OSA is open from Monday to Saturday, for dinner only. Bookings essential.
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