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The Prawn Shack

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30 Grunter Gully | North Coast, Gingindlovu 3800, South Africa
+27 84 737 6493
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 17:00
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Mtunzini, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know what to expect, however, were pleasantly surprised. Its a large rustic (very rustic) place upon a deck that overlooks the sea. The seafood was delicious and I kept asking for more, which wasn't a problem. The atmosphere was fantastic especially for a days outing with family and friends. I do recommend however, the group takes with... More 

Thank maanmeisie
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We have been twice before and while we were not disappointed this time around, it was a little less spectacular than previous occasions. Delicious prawns,especially the Prawn bunnies. And the Mexican enchiladas were delicious,can't fault them on flavour. I did feel they were a bit slow to replenish things like bread,some of our party went without for some of the... More 

Thank LaraJB
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Lunch was great, but I must mention that the staff does tend to skimp on the portions for no apparent reason. I saw them making steaks (Zulu sushi) and hiding it below the counter and did not set it out for the guests to have later. (Even after all the tables were seen to - so wonder what happened... More 

Thank MurielP1978
Durban, South Africa
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My staff and I recently visited the Prawn Shack for the "Lazy Lunch" which is a seven course "meal". We informed the restaurant that we had time constrainst and would like to be served earlier and that we would like to leave at a certain time. The arrangement was agreed. We ordered a package on the party bus which promised... More 

Thank Anesh S
Sandton, South Africa
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Probably one of the best lunches I have ever had. The Prawn Shack was superb. The food was delicious, staff were friendly, the vibe is chilled and there's ocean and forest views. The price is a bargain for whats on offer. The road isn't paved all the way to the Shack however most cars will manage.

Thank Sofiah D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very difficult to find. Poor directional signage. Please improve the signage. The food is good and thanks. The staff is disorganised but I think they are inadequately trained. The processes from ordering to eating is incomprehensible - you can miss a dish by just blinking and you need to climb downstairs to order a drink. They can't sell wine by... More 

Thank godfrey m
Ballito, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The area is situated in the bush away from civilisation, set in the rural area of the North coast.This is a rustic wooden establishment set on sand dunes close to the Amatikulu River. On arrival one is treated with an R & R welcome drink. The food is tasty and wholesome. It has a casual atmosphere and therefore casual dress... More 

Thank Earnie59
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a wonderfully quirky wooden establishment set on sand dunes close to the Amatikulu River. The food is delivered at intervals over about three hours and it is perfect for relaxed family groups. The food is tasty and wholesome. Don't go there is sand and wooden structures worry you - go there is you like something different.

Thank Peter T
Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Not much too say really other than it was closed.....very closed. In fact when we arrived we were not the only people standing around trying to make sure we were actually in the correct place. Another 2 groups of people, stood around with just as much amazement as us. How can a place like this be closed during a busy... More 

Thank OurLifeInSlowMotion
PrawnShack, Manager at The Prawn Shack, responded to this review

It’s a great pity we missed you at the Prawn Shak but I must stress that we work on a strictly bookings only policy. Being in the middle of nowhere is wonderful but the logistics are a little different to a city restaurant. We can cater for up to 200 people on occasion and the Food for our 7 course... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves here, it was a bit like being in Mocambique without having to drive miles away and get stressed at customs etc. The food was tasty and interesting, not a big wine selection but we didn't mind, only thing is take your own glasses as they serve drinks in tin mugs! Great idea to walk to the... More 

Thank deirdre665

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Grunter Gully | North Coast, Gingindlovu 3800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Gingindlovu
  • Phone Number: +27 84 737 6493

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