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John Dory's Liberty Mall

50 Sanctuary Road | Shop 304 Liberty Midlands Mall, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 342 3738
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Japanese, Grill
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
50 Sanctuary Road | Shop 304 Liberty Midlands Mall, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: John Dory's Liberty Mall
1. Fish
"The fish was cooked perfectly, the calamari was grilled and tender."
seymor1
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2. Grill
"excellent food and great variety on menu.A never fail to please"
Rosana H
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3. Sushi
"Best sushi in Maritzburg."
Casey C
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had supper here recently and was served by the most humble and exceptional waiter( lindelwa), amazing service from her . Wish more waiters were like her. Have to compliment the the food as well. Make over for John Dorys liberty mall. Well done!More

Thank sanjaip2015
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Ahoy sanjaip2015, Thanks for your arrr-mazing review of John Dory's Liberty Mall. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We hope to see you again soon for our ocean of choices you will find hard to resist. Kind regards, John...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We enjoy sushi and our favourite place to eat it is at John Dory’s Liberty Mall. It is half price on Wednesdays, but often it is really busy, so it is best to book a table in advance.

Thank Ellen B
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Ahoy Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Liberty Mall. Come and get hooked on our seafood for the soul. Kind regards, JD's Crew

Reviewed 2 January 2018

The service was great, the waitress was very helpful and understanding that the twins wanted to play with everything and anything. The children's food came out quickly, my sushi platter took a little long but it also helped as I could let them eat first...More

Thank Angeliqueca
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi there Angeliqueca, Thank you for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed not only our great customer service but also our kiddies food and sushi platters. We look forward to welcoming you back for it again,...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

The only thing distinguishing one John Dorys branch from any other is the quality of the cooking. Liberty Mall is faultless, friendly, efficient, and never disappointing. Love the basa and Wednesday sushi for amazing value.

Thank cameronbrisbane57
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear cameronbrisbane57, Thank you for your wonderful review of Liberty Mall John Dory's. We are always looking to serve up a wonderful experience - glad you enjoyed it. Warm regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Restaurant conveniently located at the food court adjacent to the kiddies game area. You can enjoy a meal while watching the little ones play. The restaurant also has its own play area.

Thank Sicelo M
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Sicelo M, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Liberty Mall Family Restaurant. We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a sea food hub, my girlfriend loves it and enjoys the platters they have. They serve alcohol beverages as well.

Thank MoeketsiTsotetsi
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fish was very unfresh, hardly edible...sushi was quite poor as well. Had salmón and kingklip. Wasn't at all cheap either. First time I ever write a review of any restaurant... thats how bad the food was.More

Thank Lisajavier
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Lisajavier, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of food quality we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Visited John dory's on Wednesday night ...ordered crumed mushrooms and sushi ...crumed mushroom were good very good but sushi was not good ....rice were not fresh ....service was bad ..very bad ...it was a quiet evening only few people around 5 tables were busy east...More

Thank junaid n
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear junaid n, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Liberty Mall. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service & food quality we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the ideal place tor both adults and children. Unfortunately the noise from the Mr Funtubbles rides is rather loud if seated outside but at least parents can relax while the kids are entertained. The Sushi is good but the main kitchen can sometimes...More

Thank marksamc
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Liberty Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear marksamc, Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good comfy restaurant with lovely food,we often eat there when at the mall,problem is slow service!!

Thank Slyngoh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Sanctuary Road | Shop 304 Liberty Midlands Mall, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 342 3738
  • E-mail
Description
Ahoy Me Mateys! Join us at Liberty Mall John Dory's - the best seafood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy! Our menu has an ocean of choices for all our seafood lovers! From fresh hand-rolled sushi to tempura battered fish & chips. Shiver your timbers! Our catch of the day, prawns, calamari and fresh oysters are a reason to abandon ship and come ashore! Our kids' menu has a variety of yummy meals for our young mateys too and we also have a cool kids' play area with boatloads of fun activities for little sailors! What are you waiting for? Dock your boat at John Dory's in Pietermaritzburg for arrr-mazing food and service.
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