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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (41 reviews)
“yakitori” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
63 OR O R Tambo Parade | Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban 4001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Don't bother trying this restaurant. After eating here a number of times over many years, and having a good experience, we were shocked at the current level of management and staff there now. From the managers to the waiters to the chefs......completely awful. We left...More

1  Thank Nick J
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Daruma a couple of times and always been happy. Tonight was not a good experience at all !!! The service was atrocious - after waiting over an hour we asked our waiter where the chef for the tepan yaki was. Eventually...More

Thank Bittyw
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have been here for the past 5 years, and we have never had a bad experience, we have had our food cooked infront of us, what a lovely experience, those chefs are full of tricks and make your experience even better. We have also...More

2  Thank Nazarene_M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Having your food cooked in front of you is just amazing - the chefs are great! service a little bit slow - but if you have a chef right here - who cares?

Thank Nuhaa L
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I had been to daruma again after a bad experience and am extremely happy to say that the food and service is exceptional. Hats off to the staff there and you definitely will be seeing more of my family and I at your restaurant.

1  Thank fionap493
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been visiting this restaurant now for 20 years and the food is superb! Our last visit was in December 2016 and I was thrilled with my experience. We had booked a private room. The service was spot on, the sushi was fresh and...More

1  Thank Sue K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Delicious, authentic Japanese food. Our main dishes and sushi starters had exquisite flavour. All the food is cooked in front of you which also creates an incredible ambiance in the restaurant.

1  Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Durban. Tepenyaki is fantastic, the head chef is well trained fun and has been with the restaurant for many years. Restaurant is recommend by American Express. Frequented by foreigners. Great ambience. Highly recommend.

Thank Kimmesh G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Upon entering the restaurant the host seemed friendly however it went downhill from there on. Our waitress (Abigail) had a poor attitude and acted as though she was doing us a favour. She informed us that hot beverages could no be made as the kettle...More

Thank Yuvan29
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The menu promises plenty of vegetarian dishes but they are all misleading. The miso soup is full of fish sauce, the fried dishes are all done in oil with meat dishes. At least they were honest enough, will never go back. In fact, the worst...More

Thank Andre J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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