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“Nice vibe”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Zack's

Zack's
Ranked #397 of 595 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
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“Nice vibe”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I love the vibe. Great place to chill with friends and enjoy sundowners. However the food isn't that good. The cake was stale and the food is worse than the food my friend makes. Definatly ot worth eating there. Maybe just drinks and conversation

  • Visited May 2013
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Hoi An
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't. Please. Just don't.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

This place is awful. Jalapeños burnt, brownies stale, duck spring rolls disgusting. I live and eat in durban all the time and I think this is possibly the worst food in the city. Waiters were fine. Cappuccino was burnt, too not with just a covering of badly textured foam.
Don't go there. Just dont

  • Visited May 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Great vibe with great beach view. Beer bitter fried fish and chips is my favorite in the menu. I would go back there over and over again. Great service!

Visited May 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Place to chill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

On Friday nights have good live music. On Saturday and sundays have nice breakfast and lunch meals. Very relax vibe. Good value for money.

Visited November 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

Zack's is at Wilson's Wharf. Its hard to find the first time if you're not local. Even using a web based map it's not clear how to get there. But we do know where Wilson's Wharf is having dined at Charlie Crofts on just about every visit to Durban. Sadly Charlies shut down some time ago and the premises are now derelict.

Wilson's Wharf is very eclectic and once you've run the gauntlet of the chain restaurants you get to the best spot in the area with a tremendous view of the harbour. We got there early so there were plenty of seats to chose from and we chose one at the corner with a good view of the marina and the harbour.

The weather was calm with a slight breeze. The restaurant is well protected against any bad weather that might come from a south wester but open to anything from the north. The sunset was quite spectacular and seemed to be popular with locals and visitors although the visitors didn't seem to be making use of the restaurants facilities.

Service was prompt and friendly. I was more focused on the photographic oportunities of the sunset so Irene ordered the drinks which came quite quickly. We ordered what we thought would be standard fare. Irene ordered a burger and I asked for a baked potato stuffed with steak and onions. Whilst neither meal was bad we did have some issues. The burger was clearly made with  processed meat. Quite obvious with the red colouring and artificial look. We asked the wait staff and were told the burgers were made at a central facility but they were pure beef.

The potato did not live up to expectation. There was a baked potato and steak and onion but it was all drowned in a cheese sauce (and not a very tasty one at that).

Throughout the staff were very attentive (but it was quite quiet) and the service was good.

We did look at the vegetarian options as we are expecting family members who are vegetarian to visit us later on. The selection did look good but based on our choices we might want to check the veggie items before bringing visitors.  

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