Durban is the hub for the best curry, briyani and bunnies. Here are the best stops to get your curry on!
Located in Grey Street in Durban’s central business district, this small shop has been serving curries in Durban for the past 65 years. The hands-on Moodley family serve up curries, bunny chows, chilli bites and sweetmeats. Recipes have been adapted to South African palates and the gulab jamun (a sweet and sticky semolina-based sweetmeat) comes highly recommended.
This Pakistani franchise in Durban is all sorts of good. They’re 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. 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.They serve up some fine curries and patrons swear by the succulent mutton curry.
Sunrise Chip N Ranch
The best place to satiate a curry craving at 2am is Sunrise Chip ‘N Ranch in Overport. They’re popular with locals and tourists for their budget double cheese and chips rotis and bean curries.
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.