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63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 362 1300
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“tempura” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (44 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Daruma for a quick dinner. No booking required which was convenient. I ordered sushi sashimi combo which was nice enough. But they did not have other items on the menu such as tuna, green tea ice cream and cake of the day. Service...More

Thank Kidest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Darumas with some friends. The vegetable tempura was exceptional. The beef tempanyaki was tender and delicious. Great ambiance. Good service. We would go back.

Thank Hendricks-Henley
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Enjoyed the Sushi here at the Chef's table and the view was amazing. The Durban beachfront is bang opposite and it is very serene. The food menu isn't extravagant but well put. Sushi was made fresh and very tasteful.

Thank galoretim
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The service and quality of food was excellent. It was a family dinner with kids who thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Thank Devandran N
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Food was good, menu was easy to navigate. Waitress wasn't sure of the cocktails we ordered and had to find out. Atmosphere was great. Owner very attentive. They had a musician on the night we were there that added to the atmosphere. Great location too.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Visited Daruma on my birthday – 5 /1/2018. The ambience was nice and the décor lovely. Heard raving reviews but was disappointed. Hlengiwe was not very knowledgeable about the menu and did not advise us when we asked questions. I have tried Japanese cuisine three...More

1  Thank Odel A
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome food. Nice chilled vibe. Good chef experience in front of you too. Would definitely recommend.

Thank KishanRama
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I had meals here several times while staying at the same hotel. I was pleasantly surprised by the sushi, which was excellent. soup and tempura as well. all was very fresh. only draw back is that the places gets cooled to freezing temperatures!

Thank Wiebke F
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

After much ranting and raving about the Daruma on the beach front we decided to try the one at the pearls which is newly opened. It was a farewell dinner for a colleague and we had requested a table at the tepenyaki. On arrival the...More

Thank durbanfoodie2016
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The food here is always fresh, and often on display for your viewing pleasure. The tepanyaki station makes for great entertainment. The chefs are well trained in both food and captivating a crowd. A bit pricey, but the food does not disappoint.

Thank Vedna B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 362 1300
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