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9th Avenue Bistro

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Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa
(+27+31) 312 9134
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

9th avenue Bistro is one of Durban ' s top Gourmet Reestuarants, it's small and intimate and their patron - chef s attention to detail is cutting edge and contemporary, when in Durban if you are a foodie, make a booking you won't be disappointed.

Thank FayeFreeman
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have never had a bad meal at 9th Avenue Bistro and our New Year's Eve meal was no different. My favourite restaurant and truly one of Durban's best!

Thank MarcoGollino
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best ingredients, delicious recipes, fine dining... you cannot go wrong at the Bistro. The wine-list and the service only enhance the experience. Best way to spoil the person you love.

Thank AvR1010
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
113 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with great expectation. Unfortunately we had a noisy table behind us with people shouting on top of their voices. Although we had made a reservation and mentioned it on arrival, we got a phone call during the meal to ask us if we were still coming. This is at the image of service in general, trying but... More 

Thank andresonville
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine dining in a very cozy and warm setting. This restaurant ticks all the boxes right when it comes to ambience,taste and service. We had the creamy shellfish orzo and the creamy brocolli soup for starters which I highly recommend. Our mains, the braised lamb shoulder was very succulent while the prawn tail pasta was a delicious white sauce based... More 

Thank NupurWarke
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

9th Avenue Bistro is a real Durban treasure. The food is always prepared with such care and exceptional skill. Nowhere else in Durban can come close to the gastronomic experience that is 9th Avenue! I'm a massive fan of the butternut ravioli and also the shellfish orzo. But of course the tasting menu will leave you speechless!

1 Thank Meredith H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tasting menu, which is pretty good value. The quality of the food is high, decor is poor and ambience is poor.

Thank Jodi N
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has always been good in the past but 4 of us went there on a Friday night, what an absolute let down. Arrived 7pm on a very hot evening, and were directed to an outside table. We assumed that the air conditioned inside tables were all taken. This proved incorrect as they were half empty throughout the evening. The starter... More 

2 Thank 13cuddles123
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

9th Avenue never diassapoints. The food is good the service is excellent and best of all the menu changes all the time so things stay interesting. No view but the service and food makes up for it. Was just a tad diassapointed in the dessert. New on the menu but was a bit like a breakfast . But cannot fault... More 

Thank Zelna P
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining at 9th Avenue Bistro again proved to be e good experience. The menu includes a wide variety of food which will cater for most peoples tastes. At our table the lamb rump, lamb shoulder and duck as well as the accompaniments were excellent. The wine selection is good and prices reasonable. A minor complaint: My main course was perhaps... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: (+27+31) 312 9134
twitter: http://twitter.com/9thavenuebistro

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