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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (75 reviews)
“oysters” (161 reviews)
“beef vindaloo” (8 reviews)
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Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All meals served here were excellent lots of choice good service and good price. Expensive fir SA big cheap compared to Uk

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing. Totally over priced. The food generally was mediocre. Though the oysters were deliciously fresh. The service was slow, we had to wait nearly an hour, making it a long night with young children. Great location, and memoirs of famous people visiting.

Thank LeeAnneSingh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly enjoy the breakfasts on The Terrace. The choice is exceptionally wide, from Eggs Benedict, sushi, to waffles. The service is superb although help-yourself is encouraged

Thank manddjones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went over to celebrate a family birthday and the only winning point was PORTIA our server at that stage. The food is terribly underwhelming which was a 'Curry buffet'. The menu options which some opted for was also a less than an impressive approach. The...More

1  Thank Nav_Chan_SA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made numerous visits to the Oysterbox hotel. The service and warmth here never fails to impress. Always top notch. What really makes the feel so special is that it feels so effortless. My review here is on the Terrace Restaurant. More specifically the Pizza....More

Thank Danesan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Curry Buffet for my husbands birthday. It never disappoints, the curries up to his exacting standards of heat !!!! As well as to my less hot palate. The variety is great, the quality excellent and definitely service with a smile.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We had a wonderful time at The Ocean Terrace @ Oyster Box. Great food and an excellent crew. The food was excellent and well prepared. Besides the food, the beverages were also of very high quality. Good variety wines. We loved this restaurant by the...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The last two times I reviewed this place I was underwhelmed. But this time it was so bad, I have to draw it to the attention of others. First, the one and only good bit. The oysters were superb. The waldorf salad was a disgrace...More

1  Thank mikefrance1
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This restaurant in the Oyster Box Hotel is another old favourite of ours which we will always visit while at the coast. Its lovely outside veranda area overlooks the swimming pool, with the beach and ocean beyond. We were served by a lovely and friendly...More

Thank Ockert M
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is spectacular. From the reception right to the end. Beautiful ambiance, helpful very friendly staff. I can go on & on. We went there with our 1yr daughter. Our waitress Mbali was amazing with her. Everybody else was really. Would recommend...More

Thank Liako M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
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