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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (44 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The worst restaurant in Umhlanga do not eat there, R.I.P. off to say the least, there are so many restaurants to welcome you

Thank Johann J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a high end restaurant offering awesome Japanese foods! The staff is friendly, helpful attentive and friendly. It is a bit on the expensive side though...

Thank DaveSet
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at Daruma - it was a wonderful experience both times. The sushi is always fresh and high quality. We brought our 5 month old with us for lunch and the waitress was very sweet with him too.

Thank Aubs723
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I found Daruma by accident, so didn't know what to expect when we ate here, We hadn't booked and it was pretty busy, but to be fair they found us a table straight away and were very attentive. Our server, Zamila, was absolutely wonderful. She...More

Thank Magzleisure
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My Fiancee and I recently made our 1st reservation for a Teppanyaki experience at Daruma. Excitedly we braved the windy weather from our hotel to this beachfront restaurant . Greeted by friendly staff, we were quickly seated once reservations were confirmed. A warm energetic feeling...More

Thank Suleiman S
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Having nothing been to this place despite wanting to for many years and seeing the good reviews I was actually quite disappointed! Sushi was untidily done!! Being quite used to the Japanese sushi chefs exacting standards these were terribly amateurish. Certainly not worthy of a...More

1  Thank 181jessed
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Teppenyaki style food has always been a hit for me and many people enjoy the combination of strong Japanese flavours. Daruma takes it to another level by having chefs who put on a bit of a show while cooking, which is delightful. I had the...More

Thank LurveGoodFood
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Daruma has been around for many years. They seem to effortlessly keep on serving tasty quality food for their discerning customers. Keep it up!

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The fillet is the most tender cut but not here. The meat was chewy and the stir fried vegetables sickly sweet. They are overpriced for what you get.

Thank dianarorigues
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It is an experience to eat here as they prepare the food in front and of your eyes. The quality is very good and something new and refreshing to eat.

Thank 798joeyv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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