Where to eat Asian food in Umhlanga Rocks: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 29, 2020 Brain Ambrose

Find out what Asian restaurants to try in Umhlanga Rocks. Umhlanga is an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Durban area. (the correct pronunciation of "hl" in Umhlanga is similar to the Welsh "ll"), the name means "place of reeds" in the Zulu language. It is bordered by Durban North to the south and Mt Edgecombe to the west.
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10. Indian Summer

35 Newport Avenue Glen Ashley, Durban 4001 South Africa Indian, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +27 31 562 1234 http://indiansummersa.co.za
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3 based on 80 reviews

Indian Summer

Reviewed By yngwtsf

Friends recommended Indian Summer and said their Butter Chicken is a must - and I was not disappointed! The food is a nice mix of Indian and Asian (Indo-Chinese) choices... I don't usually go for vegetarian options, but I had a fantastic Gobi (cauliflower) starter, and the other vegetarian options sounded very appealing. The Butter Chicken I had for my main course had a lovely tomato flavour without being overpowering, and the Madras Lamb was also very tasty. We ordered Naan and a bowl of rice, and it was plenty food for 2 people, without costing the earth. The decor was simple and clean, but could do with a few tweaks to create a more intimate ambiance. I'll definitely be back!

9. Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away

Chartwell Drive 13 Lighthouse Mall, Durban 4319 South Africa Asian, Thai, Fusion, Malaysian Dinner, Lunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +27 31 561 2050 http://www.kungthai.co.za
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4 based on 48 reviews

Kung Thai Restaurant & Take Away

The success of Kung Thai Durban North has now given birth to what Nina (Chef and proprietor) and Kit (proprietor) calls their "new baby" in the village in Umhlanga. The name Kung Thai, "City of Thai" and the logo of the dragonfly was inspired by the fusio

Reviewed By JayAimDee

I think this restaurant is over rated. I love Thai and I always go when I can find one however the taste here is only average. The service continues the theme of middle of the road. A missed opportunity in view of the excellent location in the village

8. Crazy Korean

23 The Promenade Glen Ashley, Glenashley, Durban 4051 South Africa Asian, Korean Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +27 79 460 9107 http://www.crazykorean.co.za/
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4 based on 16 reviews

Crazy Korean

Reviewed By VineshRamdial

We were treated to excellent choices of Korean cuisine. The meal was six courses with our mains being the special chicken. The seafood soup prepared on our tables was perfect to round up our adventure. Many thanks to the chefs for the well prepared meals and our waiters for the excellent service. Highly recommended.Kamsahamnida for your kind words - we love introducing Korean food and culture to people in Durban and are very happy when people LOVE it!

7. Bamboo Sushi Lounge

48 Protea Mall 1 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4051 South Africa Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +27 31 561 2705 https://www.facebook.com/bamboosushi/
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4 based on 114 reviews

Bamboo Sushi Lounge

Reviewed By NadiaS256

It’s not a restaurant I would frequent for a romantic meal, but it served its purpose for my hubby and I for a quick, light dinner. Their buffet option seemed a bargain, but we opted for their half price sushi which was well priced and tasty. I would certainly try it again and try their buffet option next time. Place was clean and service was friendly and helpful. Great concept for a sushi restaurant.

Where to Eat in Umhlanga Rocks: The Best Restaurants and Bars

6. Siam Restaurant

4 Lagoon Drive Shop 8, Umhlanga Plaza, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa Asian, Thai, Fusion Dinner, Lunch Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +27 31 561 1237 http://www.facebook.com/Siam-Restaurant-Umhlanga-962324543836999/?fref=ts
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4 based on 57 reviews

Siam Restaurant

Reviewed By Tahmid Q

The rolled-up ice cream experience here was awesome. The ingredients were fresh and the outcome was absolutely delicious, and they made it right in front of us which was novel to see. It provided a window into how things are done in the east: live, as you arriveThere are a variety of options to try out and I suggest you come with a semi-filled tummy as the portion is quite generous, and we'll worth the amount you pay!

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5. Kung Thai Restaurant

Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks South Africa Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Table Service +27 31 561 2050 http://www.kungthai.co.za/index.php/contact-us
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4 based on 73 reviews

Kung Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Kerry H

We had a range of menu items and everything was very tasty: pad Thai, honey chicken, duck spring rolls, rice paper wraps etc. We had arrived fairly late and had to have our starters and mains very close together as the kitchen was closing at 9 so better to go earlier!

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4. Mo Noodles

21 Lighthouse Road Shop 8 Beacon Rock, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa Asian, Fusion Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +27 31 561 1722 http://www.facebook.com/MoNoodles
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4 based on 83 reviews

Mo Noodles

After 17 years set in a quiet little corner in suburban Morningside, Mo Noodles packed up our belongings and headed North to the trendy and bustling neighbourhood of Umhlanga Rocks. Now located in the modern and affluent Beacon Rock centre just off Lighth

Reviewed By MichaelA446

We had a great table outside on a warm Durban evening. Although the outlook isn't good the ambiance of the outside setting makes up for it somewhat.The service was friendly and quick for a big table.The food was very good. It's not authentic Thai but I don't think it professes to be. The calamari with lentil and feta salad was a favorite at our table. Always outstanding.The few that had other dishes were also very complimentary.All in all very enjoyable evening.

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3. Greedy Buddha

12 on Palm Boulevard Gateway, Umhlanga 4319 South Africa Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +27 31 566 4383 http://www.greedybuddha.co.za
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4 based on 277 reviews

Greedy Buddha

At Greedy Buddha we aim to offer our guests a refreshing and unique approach to dining in SA. We are not an Asian restaurant but our menu and our food philosophy is inspired by the tastes and flavours of South East Asia. You can dine entirely on our Tapas

Reviewed By Nazarene_M

What a DISAPPOINTMENT. Firstly there is no set waiter per table, anyone serves anyone, and i don't have a problem with this, HOWEVER, when you give 1 waiter an order and then a few mins later another 1 comes to you to ask if everything is ok, obv not knowing that we are still waiting for something, then that's a PROBLEM !!! - this happened a few times. the restaurant was still quiet at the time we went in, but everything took long to come to us. We ordered drinks, which was ok - too much ice for my liking. The starters, they were so bland it was like eating cardboard. no taste whatsoever. we didn't even eat like 2 pieces of each thing and asked the waiter to take it away, she didn't even bother to ask why, or if everything was ok. Then there was mains....we had the ramen with duck and crispy pork. Once again, no taste at all ! the "crispy" pork was no where near crispy, the mash tasted horrible. The ramen had no taste...the duck was so dry, it was like grated biltong. We barely ate a quarter of our meals and asked the waiter to take them away and bring us the bill and once again she didn't ask as why or even if we wanted to take the food away. the manager (i presume) was standing by the door with the rest of the staff...they where very quiet as mentioned...never came up to us to ask if everything was ok or anything. TERRIBLE FOOD and PATHETIC SERVICE. Don't even bother visiting.Please accept my sincere apologies regarding your visit to our establishment in November 2018.We, at Greedy Buddha always try to exceed our guests expectations.I have messaged you privately, please reply so we can move forward and turn your dissatisfaction into a wow experience in the near future.

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2. 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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1. John Dory's Atrium Overport

430 Peter Mokaba Ridge Shop 44, The Atrium Shopping Centre, Berea, Durban 4001 South Africa Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Grill Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Table Service [email protected] +27 31 207 4345 http://www.johndorys.co.za/find-us/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/durban/the-atrium-overport
John Dory's Atrium Overport

Ahoy and welcome to our John Dory's page, where you'll find specials that are all the rage. Follow the wise words from the fisherman; share stories from the deep and like the memories you wish to keep!

Reviewed By SharonN123

We went to dinner last night and the restaurant was not full.After being seated for 5/8 minutes a manager asks if i was helped.No was my reply..She very helpfully took drinks and starter order. Still no sign of our waitress though.Our waitress eventually arrives with drink does not introduce herself or wear a name badge.My partner then joins me and he sits a good few minutes before he attracted the attention of a manager to help take his drink order.He then summons another waitress to help us.In the interim a few waitresses are very merrily having a conversation in the front.My point is restaurant was NOT full to capacity and service was pathetic.No one checked if meal was ok ? Are You guys alright?Need anything else?Scary to think how they would cope during peak seasons.Dear SharonN123, Thank you for rating John Dory's. Customer service is extremely important to us and we apologise for the level of service you received on your visit. Please take a moment to send your contact details to us on [email protected] so that we may address your concerns. Kind regards, John Dory's

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