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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (71 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast - Impeccable - and service outstanding. Both buffet and menu - and truly nothing more one could wish for. Jonathan (I hope I have your name right as it's been a couple of months - (with a gold tooth) has an eagle eye and...More

Thank JuliaRibeiro
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in July. The Ocean Terrace staff every morning were on point with our repeat dietary requirements and always went the extra mile for us. Charlie was amazing. A well run restaurant inside a very well run hotel.

Thank SfisoB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently stayed at this beautiful breathtaking hotel along with my hubby and two boys for 5 nights. I cannot fault the hotel in anyway, we were spoiled beyond words but the area that stood out above all was this glorious restaurant. The manageress...More

Thank LisaCoetzee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What really really annoys me about The Oyster Box is that it trades on it's excellent reputation from days gone by without actually offering anything special other than a spectacular setting and something to brag about on social media if you're so inclined. The quality...More

Thank AfricanMade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was do looking forward to having good curry in Durban, and everything I read about this restaurant was good. It was disappointing though. The Naan bread tasted like thick pizza base and not the normal thin fluffy naan that one would expect from an...More

Thank Riaan F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting on the terrace, well sheltered despite the strong wind. Service was excellent. Food was very good and portions generous. The mussels starter was the only disappointment, bland and tasteless. Manager was very kind and helpful in trying to make up for the...More

Thank skollie
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The staff is very attentive and friendly. Simply perfect! They pay great attention to detail and everything is there right when you need it. Felt so special!

Thank Kani M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting. Very good service and delicious food. A definite must when visiting Umhlanga. The generous portion of lamb curry is highly recommended. Waves breaking next to the terrace rounds everything off.

Thank Wynand R
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I recently spent two and a half weeks at The Oyster Box Hotel. I ate at the Ocean Terrace many times, breakfast, lunch and dinner, often on my own or along with family and friends who joined me there. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing,...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My mom absolutely loves curries and the Ocean Terrace did not disappoint with their curry buffet. The Umhlanga Sliger cocktail is very nice and the pizza is good. I ordered the mussels as well but was not impressed with this dish, it was a bit...More

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
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