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The Oriental restaurant

47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton” (10 reviews)
“bunny chow” (16 reviews)
“curries” (11 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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47 Aliwal Street | Workshop Mall, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The Umhlanga branch is just dismal. Just a few tables if you are eating in..very dirty. Curry tastes like it's mass produced and the roti is like paper. This used to be a great restaurant but it's sad to see it's passed it's prime.

Thank TalithaAppadu
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The meals we had were delicious. My partner who left Durban many years ago was keen for chicken Biriyani.. we had it and it was delicious as was the prawns and tandoori platter we had. Very well priced and efficient friendly staff. We paid NZ...More

Thank Nicky S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Tour guides took us here for lunch inside the prior train station. Food was excellent and just exactly the curry meal experience we hoped for while in Durban. We both had curry chicken dishes. Service was okay. Atmosphere was noisy and a bit crowded. Very...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was a first time visit to Oriental Restaurant at The Workshop. For those who haven't visited this place it's off the main ground level open space and below all the banks on the 1st floor. Kevin and I ate at take away section of...More

Thank Rhunt1205
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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

2  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

1  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 TinkyB10
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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