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Cnr Willowvale Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 82 716 3793
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Durban
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Family run concern. Very friendly folk and food is simply delicious. Tables are on varanda of their house so you are welcomed into their family. Food is fresh and very tasty.

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Thank dacabs
Durban
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A sad day has dawned Nunu and Anitha Leong have retired! Glenwood wishes this lovely couple all the best in their well earned retirement. Thank you for the many happy hours spent at Cake & Satay.... not to mention the glorious food! Your children and grandchildren will, to be sure, continue to enjoy the fruits of your magic kitchen. Lucky... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The food is freshly prepared for you and served by the friendly and gracious owners. Outstanding meals; crab curry is a highlight. Not licensed, so BYO. No decor and ambiance is lacking. Open for dinner, not lunch.

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Thank Jillbeverleyd
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Crab and prawns are the best you going to have from an Asian eatery in Durban. Other SE Asian places are a distant second. It is a must for every foodie visiting and living in Durban. My go to joint. Mostly do take aways.

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Thank Bobby P
Cape Town, South Africa
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

The food is great, possibly one of the best I have had. We bought take aways, I can't recommend it if you wanna stay unless you do not mind a dull and quiet atmosphere but otherwise the food is great.

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Durban, South Africa
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228 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

But don't let that deter you from enjoying possibly the best indochina meal you will ever taste!! The spring rolls are a taste sensation and the chili prawns - oh my word!!! Try it, you will be back!

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Durban, South Africa
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you can get past the grubby surroundings, gruff service and lack of typical asian ambience, you will lose yourself in an asian taste sensation. There is a dearth of good 'Chinese' restaurants in Durban but this place will restore your faith. Everything on the - grubby - menu is superb. Try it and don't forget to take your own... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I couldn't stop eating the food was so amazing and I can't stop thinking about how great it is. The food is very well priced, but don't go there expecting it to be about anything but the food. The restaurant is in the front part of a modest house in Umbilo. Don't forget to book and you can take your... More 

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Thank MelParry
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The style and setting of the restaurant is a little odd, but i guess this gives you that authentic feeling of really being in Asia. Food was delicious and reasonably priced (a little more than you'd pay in Asia though). Special mention must be given to the spring rolls, definitely one of the best I've tasted.

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Thank Chrismost-excellent
south africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Do not go to this restaurant for the decor, ambience or a romantic meal for two - but definitely go for the most insane crab curry you will taste this side of indo! It's unlicensed, so take your own booze, order a variety of starters and mains and stick them all in the middle, roll up your sleeves and tuck... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Indonesian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Willowvale Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 82 716 3793

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