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Cargo Hold Restaurant

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Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 328 8065
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the restaurant offers a wide selection of food, rather expensive, but eating with the sharks is a special experience. I'ld recommend their seafood or fish dishes, they were excellent

Thank Frasini
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a truly unique experiance to dine with such an amazing back drop. It was the main focal point of our whole lunch. I ordered the kassler off the themed san francisco menu and it was amazing. My partner was jealous and prefered my dish over his. Prices are a bit steep but you pay for the great photos and... More 

Thank Sburgin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cargo Hold on a go-slow! Arrived at the Cargo Hold this evening with a party of 7 including two kids.Ordered at 19h20..sat waiting for an over an hour with no sign of any food arriving.Watched other diners arrive after us and get their food. At 20h30 the waitress arrives to tell us to expect further delays as they were first... More 

Thank Edwin D
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place seemed stunning and the dinner started promising. However, in spite of the fact our group booked in advance, we faced the fact that there was an art selling event. We were forbidden to talk or laugh (as it was explained, to listen to the artists - who were staying back to us!). Then we were asked to hurry... More 

Thank Anna S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant location is near the sea but you need to be ready for a walk after parking your car. On the way, we bought some souvenir from the shops alongside. The restaurant was made of an old ship. Inside you can see fish aquarium around you. The place was full on a week day showing quite famous in that... More 

Thank gdbhinge
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fun restaurant with the sharks peeking at you wile you eat - definitely an experience. you sit next to an enormous shark/fish tank. The food was good, and the waiters helpful and friendly. They did seem a little understaffed when it got really busy so we had to wait a while for drinks - but this wasn't bad,... More 

Thank karen w
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is really a surprise when you walk in and see the amazing fish tank with all the fish right next to your table; sharks, game fish.... The food was also exceptional; my steak was cooked perfectly and the prawns on top were a great addition. Instead of a dessert, I took the white chocolate martini, which was also exceptional!... More 

Thank congo_caribou
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead of time and reserved a seat in view of the tank as we were already aware of the food being mediocre. Before our arrival I called ahead to ask for a dress code and was told it is strictly formal and that we will not be allowed in if we did not dress appropriately by Xolani. We... More 

Thank Vash R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautiful and magical place to visit. The view of the indoor ocean is breath taking. We enjoyed the food and service. Will recommend this Restaurant anytime. Wonderful experience .

Thank 547pamn
Cape Town
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This attraction has been on our radar to do for years. The view of the fish tank cannot be described and one has to view for oneself. One can spend a significant while just enjoying the scenario and view as you watch sharks swim by. The food is well presented by something lacking in the taste. Ask for the book... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 328 8065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?