Best African food near La-Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

December 9, 2019 Kandra Bartel

Find out what African restaurants to try in La-Lucia including The Ocean Terrace, Mozambik Gateway, Wimpy, Kalamata Kouzina
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1. The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa Indian, African, Seafood, Asian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +27 31 514 5000 http://www.oysterboxhotel.com/food-and-drink/the-ocean-terrace
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4 based on 739 reviews

The Ocean Terrace

Reviewed By harters

We’re not usually big fans of hotel restaurants but Ocean Terrace is listed at #7 on Tripadvisor’s list of 114 restaurants in Umhlanga. It had to be worth a try, not least as we were staying at the Oyster Box Hotel where it’s located. Not least as, in addition to their fairly extensive menu, they also have a curry buffet. Now, these can be tricky. Buffets are rarely top quality food but South Asian food seems to stand up to it better than some other cuisines. Here, it’s done very well.The buffet was lacking starters so it was straight in to the main courses. There were about 10 dishes on offer – a good mix of vegetarian and non-veggie. Between the two of us, we managed to sample most of them – yes, one of us went back for extensive seconds having already had extensive firsts. Stand-outs were the “traditional Durban lamb curry” (tender meat, well rounded sauce), a butter bean curry, mixed vegetable curry (veg still retaining a little bite – not always a given with Asian food) and daal (a good chilli kick here)There was a vast range of things to go with your curries – raitas, pickles, chutneys. And several bowls of dried fruit – apricots, raisins , etc – which were very reminiscent of Indian meals in the UK when folk started to eat it back in the 1970s. But the retro touch was nice. Rice, not pilau and palin boiled, was good with fluffy separate grains. And there’s chapattis and poppadums – the latter a bit greasy and not quite crisp enough.The buffet includes a pick from the three dessert items available. There was alovely almond kulfi and, served warm, a vermicelli pudding. I think the latter is a South African spin on the usually cold falooda. Good dinner!.

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2. Mozambik Gateway

Palm Grove Avenue Shop G328, Outer Food Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa African, Seafood, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +27 60 520 4559 http://www.mozambik.co.za/gateway/
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4 based on 199 reviews

Mozambik Gateway

Our Mo-Zam-Bik Restaurant’s offer a place where family and friends can get together and experience the culinary delight of Afro-Porto cuisine without any passports required. Our aim is to take your taste buds on a flavourful journey whilst offering a rela

Reviewed By micfranmf

Service was not too great as we had two waitrons and a manager serve us so we weren’t sure who was helping us all along. The prego steak roll was awful - it was a thin thin slice of dull bland steak served in a sauce soaked roll which made it soggy to the tough. We sent it straight back. The peri peri chicken and grilled veg was divine though!Their cocktail jars were tasty - we ordered three in total but they were different across the board in taste. The two green drinks (I think it was called a green mamba or green sting) had too much alcohol in the one drink, and not enough in the other - bar needs to make sure their measurements are correct.I would definitely go back though!Hi Micfranmf, Thank you for this very balanced and well-written review. I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at our store. This is not how we want our customers to experience their time with us. Please will you forward me your contact details so that I may be in touch with you with regards to your trip to Mozambik? My email address is [email protected]dest regards,Fern

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3. Wimpy

William Campbell Drive 90 William Campbell Drive, La-Lucia 4051 South Africa African Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Table Service [email protected] +27 31 562 8480 https://location.wimpy.co.za/la-lucia-mall
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3 based on 11 reviews

Hello and welcome to Wimpy La Lucia Mall. Since '67 Wimpy has inspired families and friends to come together for shared moments over meals. Today we are a South African favourite, serving All-Day Breakfasts, Classic Burgers, Famous Grills, Delicious Desse

Reviewed By GDay1044

Second time here and I can’t help admiring the energetic owner who runs this franchise restaurant from the front making everyone feel welcome – basic Wimpy fare but nicely prepared and served with a smile – there are plenty of choices in this Mall – that this venue is always busy says a lot.

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4. Kalamata Kouzina

5 Mackeurtan Avenue Durban North, Durban 4016 South Africa African, Mediterranean, Greek Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Table Service, Seating +27 82 387 3927 https://www.facebook.com/Kalamatakouzina/
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4 based on 15 reviews

Kalamata Kouzina

Reviewed By Peter F

Lovely new Greek restaurant with a great ambiance which included dancing and plate throwing. Lovely choice of food on the menu. Staff were efficient and the food very tasty.

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