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Dodo Bistro

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18 Cordiner Street, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
+27 83 419 1490
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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Centurion, South Africa
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This used to be an excellent family owned, managed and operated restaurant with some alternative food from the normal franchise places. It has closed down unfortunately. Would love to know where the owners went.

Thank Jancombrink
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A midweek after golf dinner, friendly good service, wide choice menu and good food, all served efficiently and speedily , made for a pleasant evening

Thank John H
Mandini, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Was not what we expected.The food was very bland and you ould taste thatthe steak just came out of a vacuum pack.The garlic sauce over another dish was poorly prepared from crushed garlic that was mosty potato filler. All in all a very bad night out

Thank Gerrie C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Was very upset to see such good reports, but when visiting find it is not the same restaurant, but under new ownership. Food took ages to come out and then was not very good as described in previous reviews. these reviews should be taken off by tripadvisor as they are not for this restaurant anymore and leaves a false expectation

Thank Justin184
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We unfortunately were a little disappointed with the food. Was below our expectations. One of the people in our group was

1 Thank Anonymous5659
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We had prawns in all the 3 dishes we tried and they were perfectly cooked each time. The ambience was very relaxing while service remained attentive. We will be back to taste more of their amazing food.

Thank Caryn J
Scottburgh, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Dodo's Bistro offers a low key, simple dining out experience. It is rustic and intimate. I have been there with my wife only, friends and as a company luncheon. They cater for all but it is limited in size. Somehow a big company do won't suit the Dodo's style. The food is always good with a variety of different Mauritian... More 

Thank Henry P
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Fantastic food, vibe and service. Do not give Dodo Bistro a skip when in town. Dodos also has a awesome variety to choose from. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank 47juancv
Level Contributor
46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We went as a large family group. I ordered the vegetable stir fry. It had no taste, the noodles were broken into tiny little pieces and far too much egg and not enough vegetables. I had to add tabasco to give it some flavour. I left most of it. My husband's steak was so tough he had to cut little... More 

Thank Linmic16
DodoBistro, Manager at Dodo Bistro, responded to this review

On behalf of the Dodo Bistro I would like to apologise for the bad experience that you received at our establishment. It would have been more constructive to have complained on the night and we would have been able to rectify the fault. Once again we apologise . More 

Pennington, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

No wonder you need to book at Dodos. Not only is the food excellent, the service is first class and you know you're in for a good evening from the warm welcome you get as soon as you step foot into the restaurant. The prawn curry was absolutely delicious as was the prawn creole. There is an extensive menu which... More 

1 Thank BeverlyT331

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Cordiner Street, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Scottburgh
  • Phone Number: +27 83 419 1490
The old wooden and corrogated house in which the Dodo Bistro exists was built in 1927. Great atmosphere with lots of brick a brack.

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