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Jimmy's Killer Prawns

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Gateway | Umhlamga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Jinmys killer prawns at gateway is very average. The food is stale and tastes pre cooked / abit like plastic. The bathrooms are in a terrible condition. Dont know why they havnt done something about it. Really disturbing. Really wish they would up their game as they have so much of potential

Thank zaakira07
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Firstly note that this review is for the Jimmy's Killer Prawns in Pietermaritzburg. I can't seem to find an option for them. I have always loved Jimmy's Prawn Promise. So had been excited when I had first heard of Jimmy's opening here in PMB and had made a point to get to them as soon as they opened but was... More 

Thank trin442
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything on menu is so good.my choice is the platter with rice,chips,large fish and 6 large prawns served with kashmiri sauce.the service ig great and friendly staff and waiters.nice place for a family eat out.simple but elegant design. You can also make up your meal platter-by adding on other dishes like crumbed calamari,onion rings,chicken.-------Yummy

Thank Sharm-Ram
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We went there with family and friends. i had a prawn soup. seriously i went many restaurants and i tried many kinds of soups before but i never had an amazing soup like this place and the prawn was So nice that i recommended it to everyone!

Thank just_0209
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, Great food - Absolutely delicious, Mouth watering. A little expensive, but definitely worth it. Wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Sharlaine Rambali
Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Was disappointed with my meal and venue is very tired and dated,cloakrooms most probably the poorest in Gateway complex,not the place to have a celebration.Service was good and waitron helpful. I would also suggest the burning of a few scented candles,did not like the smell.which to me was not conducive to dining.

Thank Toby L
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

This place is not licensed and for that reason alone I would say it is not a good place for large parties. However, what it is good for, is stuffing yourself silly on the cheap. The food is also good for the price. Big portions, especially if you have a platter

Thank Jessie_swan
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

When i walked in for dinner, not one of the 3 waiters at reception made effort to greet me. I had to ask the manager to be seated. Waited 15 min for drinks order. Got up and left without anyone noticing and without placing an order

Thank Pieter l
Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I frequently visit this establishment in the pursuit of excellent seafood. Jimmy's is number one in my book when it comes to seafood. Their garlic bread is heaven on earth, and their seafood dishes are to die for.

1 Thank RAKSHA A
Durban, South Africa
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148 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

A lovely ambience and great menu options. Food is well prepared and bathrooms are in excellent condition. Due to the double volume ceiling, noise from other tables does echo alot and can be disturbing. A restaurant I will recommend any time.

1 Thank Khalid B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gateway | Umhlamga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?