Best Places to Eat Curry in Durban

Known as Little India, Durban is a spice lovers dream. Curries, bunnies, biryanis and thalis – there’s no shortage of spice in Durban. We take a look at some of the best curry spots in Durban!

Surat Vegetarian Delights

This little gem of a takeaway is tucked behind a bedding store and opposite a tailor in a shopping arcade in the busy Indian district of Brickfield Road. They have a loyal customer base who swear by their vegetarian snacks like moong dhall (lentil) samosas, sweetcorn and cheese samosas, vades (a fried onion and pea lentil snack), vegetable biryani, bunny chows, broad beans and rice. Basically everything on the menu is good.

MY Diners

Located in Overport, Westville and Durban’s North Beach and serve an array of rich and spicy curries in a hybrid of Indian, Pakistani and South African flavours. While there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ butter chicken mopped up with some garlic naan, their speciality is a chicken tikka that’s doused in a distinct red masala that’s so good you won’t know what hit you.


Once considered an upmarket restaurant in Durban’s CBD at the Workshop mall, the restaurant has now moved away from fine dining and offers more accessible food to the crowds that gather at its counters. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a table as it gets so busy. They serve up some fine curries and patrons swear by the succulent mutton curry.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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