Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. The LivingRoom @ Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat


    Don’t let the relaxed homey feel fool you; this is the most exciting meal you can have in the Durban area right now. Each course...Read More

  • 2. Barbacoa

    $$ | South American

    This is an Argentinian-styled mecca for red-meat lovers where steaks are cooked on an open charcoal fire and South American music dictates the...Read More

  • 3. Bel Punto

    $$$ | Italian

    Follow your stomach 15 minutes north of Umhlanga to Umdloti where you'll dine on Italian fare with a contemporary twist. The seafood is outstanding...Read More

  • 4. Dockside Shack

    $ | Seafood

    You'll dine on wooden picnic tables at this rustic no-frills seafood shack near (but not on) the bay, where the food is fresh, plentiful, and...Read More

  • 5. Elephant & I


    The question is what won't you find to eat at this popular restaurant in the Boardwalk Inkwazi shopping center. You name it, they've got it:...Read More

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  • 6. Gigi's

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Although it's on the Hotel iZulu property, you don't have to be a guest to eat at this excellent restaurant. Only the finest ingredients are...Read More

  • 7. Kashmir

    $$ | Indian

    The menu features mainly North Indian dishes that are so large and filling that—take our word for it—appetizers are not needed. Standout curries...Read More

  • 8. La Spiaggia


    As close to the Indian Ocean as you can get, this restaurant overlooking the main bathing beach has outside tables that are always packed with...Read More

  • 9. Miners' Rest Tea Shop


    In a delightfully restored pre-1913 miner's cottage at the Talana Museum, the tea shop serves light refreshments as well as more substantial home-cooked meals. The...Read More

  • 10. Mozambik


    Sample the authentic tastes of Mozambique without ever crossing the border at this funky, vibrant restaurant. The eatery's rustic charm extends from the interior design...Read More

  • 11. Olive & Oil


    You can't go wrong with the fantastic and well-priced Mediterranean-inspired fare here. The best way to start your meal is with a meze platter to...Read More

  • 12. Roma Revolving

    $$$ | City Centre

    In business since 1973, this slowly revolving restaurant, which takes about an hour to do one full rotation, offers what has to be the most...Read More

  • 13. Royal Coffee Shoppe

    $ | City Centre

    This is a popular, if old-school meeting place for daytime breaks and for pre- and post-theater crowds. Crystal chandeliers, etched glass, formally dressed staff, and...Read More

  • 14. The Hot Spot Food Fusion

    $ | Indian

    A welcome change from the soulless chain restaurants that dominate the wharf, this humble mom-and-pop restaurant (opposite the parking area...Read More

  • 15. Ile Maurice

    Closed Permanently

    This restaurant is one of Umhlanga's culinary gems, with a soft-hued interior and pretty veranda that overlooks the Umhlanga beach. On the menu you'll find...Read More

  • 16. Bangkok Wok

    $ | Thai
    Closed Permanently

    Seafood has a strong presence here—think crispy calamari or steamed fish with lemongrass—and the duck dishes are particularly good. From the...Read More

  • 17. Barrio

    $ | Greek
    Closed Permanently

    Crisp white furnishings accented by striking shades of blue provide the perfect background for outstanding Greek fare. Start by ordering lots...Read More

  • 18. So! Sushi

    $ | Japanese
    Closed Permanently

    The owners of So! Sushi were so intent on providing the freshest ingredients possible that they decided to open their own fish shop. Sushi is...Read More

  • 19. Zara's

    $ | Café
    Closed Permanently

    A daytime-only eatery that, despite having a definite Mediterranean influence, successfully manages to be all things to all people. The pavement...Read More

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