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Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 208 5848
06:45 - 21:00
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Durban, South Africa
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

this is just a nice friendly coffee bar with a nice menu lovely coffee and a real friendly atmosphere

Thank kingsrest
Durban, South Africa
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

With such a great location, I can see why this restaurant was so empty at lunchtime. The service really needs an upgrade! The coffee was slightly below average and the food average. Not a repeat visit restaurant for sure.

Thank Sheeda K
Durban, South Africa
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

nice relaxing place to meet friends and family . reasonable food good coffee and friendly staff what more do you need

Thank kingsrest
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Although very quiet for a month-end Wednesday, we were one of two groups of patrons at the restaurant...the meals were definitely good value considering we purchased a groupon voucher. Waiter was pleasant and food was tasty and quick and hot. We'll visit there again.

Thank Baveshree P
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Not the best.. considering the amazing location they have . they could be a continental spot with a good selection of food but they are doing curry buffet by weight and a very meagre standard of menu items. i ordered a halloumi wrap and my halloumi wasnt grilled. it came back with the halloumi outside the wrap.....

Thank Varsha N
Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Waitress who I believe is named Roxxy provided friendly and efficient service. Average breakfast, nothing wrong with it, nothing great. Place was empty at midday, but we had a pleasant time. Will return

Thank Sharnay N
Durban, South Africa
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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I purchased a groupon carvery special. Thinking it was Oscars chain of restaurants. I got the. Surprise of my life. Our 6 friends went tor Sunday buffet. It was suotisinhly pleasant good. I ese miffed though ss I was expecting the Real Oscars vibe and good food. This restaurant did throw I. A Sunday night karaoke.

Thank beverley m
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

I was advised that ownership of Oscar's at Essenwood Rd Durban was changed and decided to give it a try. I found out that Groupon is promoting them with a carvery mill on Sundays. We made reservation for lunch. We ordered our drinks and waited for the meal. We were asked if we want beef or chicken. The plates arrived... More 

Thank victorhermelin
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254 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We order a bottle of Rose wine to share between the two of us. The waiter poured two glasses of wine filled to the top of each glass, without being ask to taste the wine to see if we were happy with the wine. Well the wine was was warm and tasted terrible. There was no space to put a... More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend had previously been to oscars and recommended that we must go but due to the change of management the place is dreadful. We had a seafood platter for 2 everything was over fried old and horrid. We didn't even attempt to finish any of the food.its very poorly managed. Our waiter was pleasant and nice. But everything else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Indian, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Essenwood Road, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 208 5848

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?