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Joita's Portuguese Foods

1/3 Chartwell Drive | Shop 25, Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 82 466 0677
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“prawns” (21 reviews)
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1/3 Chartwell Drive | Shop 25, Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Joita's has maintained or even improved it's service and quality since opening last year. We visit Umhlanga every year in winter and were delighted to find this restaurant last year. This year is no different and we visited 3 times. The chicken, prawns and langoustines...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One can easily make out that a restaurant is good by the crowd it draws. Joita’s was packed to capacity last night. For starters we ordered a Greek salad and calamari. Warm rolls were served with butter. Most of our friends ordered prawns with chips....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe, good attentive service and awesome food. I stumbled across this place looking for the place next door and found a gem. The grilled prawn and calamari was extremely impressive, succulent and tasty Not too long wait especially considering how busy they were Ended...More

Thank Malcom N
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous offering; I don't usually order chicken in a restaurant and I am only just now becoming acquainted with peri peri, but I had a simply delicious meal at Joitas. I had a quarter chicken with chicken livers (mild) and it was flavorful,...More

Thank Halartan
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I’ve been in and around the Umhlanga area for a few years and don’t really know why I haven’t yet had a meal at Joitas. I am so happy that I finally got around to experiencing the finest peri peri chicken outside of Portugal. If...More

Thank Barties
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Joita’s is an authentic Portuguese restaurant. There is parking outside and it is possible to sit outside on the deck. The dishes are generally a combination of Kalamari and prawns with something else such as chicken. Chicken can also be ordered on its own. The...More

Thank CollRr
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

It is very simple - you have to order the peri peri chicken! Don’t let the waiter convince you to order the mild and then add from the peri peri bottle of sauce they provide - put on your big boy (or girl) panties and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

In comparison to some of the other legendary Portuguese restaurants in Durban, Joitas is pretty much the new kid on the block. The success of this restaurant is based on simplicity in terms of decor and menu, and for me it’s perfect. Joitas and my...More

Thank anubis2014
Dulce T, Owner at Joita's Portuguese Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Amazing food, amazing service. Brilliant to have a reliable restaurant in our area. We keep coming back for more

Thank TrevorandMerryl
Dulce T, Owner at Joita's Portuguese Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much. Always a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Superb peri peri baby chicken - a must. The service was also very good. Clearly owner managed. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Tjwswazi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/3 Chartwell Drive | Shop 25, Protea Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 82 466 0677
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