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Shop 9 Umhlanga Plaza | Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
+27 31 561 1133
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Lord Prawn for the past 21 years. It never fails to please! The food is excellent - seafood or otherwise - but the prawn special is legendary and affordable! The Avocado Ritz is yummy and the fresh local oysters are delicious (try the Oyster Shots too). The restaurant was established over 40 years ago and the... More 

Thank Chimbie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lord Prawn is situated in an unassuming place, and the décor is plain and reserved, almost old school. But oh my... the service and food was absolutely excellent! They have different waiters fulfilling different roles, and always within eyesight and easy to call. We ordered food for the kids, which arrived promptly, and they enjoyed it thoroughly. Our order (lobster... More 

Thank ringmaster2014
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal with the family over the holidays. Restaurant was very busy but we managed to get a table. Service was slow, but we received all food and drinks. Food was average and our baby lobster was overdone. Not a bad place but would think twice about going again.

Thank CandiceMatt
Durban, South Africa
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had big seafood platters, very good. Friendly service. Clean. Good large menus. Can be busy, reserve a place.

Thank 798joeyv
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the steak and lobster and the fisherman's plate. As we would say in Dutch; 'smullen'. Lobster perfect, steak could have been little bit better quality but still really good and the sauce was great. There was more then enough. We had some ice and tiramisu afterwards, that was pretty standard and not fresh made. My irish coffee should... More 

Thank Emile V
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went out with my wife, my childhood friend and his wife for dinner in Umhlanga, Durban. The venue appeared doubtful from the outside. When we went inside we were amazed. The ambiance of the place and its presentation. It was very busy, but had a family set up which was quite nice. The food was amazing. Experimented with some... More 

Thank 18thabanin
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184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are few places with a pedigree as long as this place. It shows well in the excellent service. It is also a liabilty in the decor and food. The latter has dated and lacks any modern sense. To still be offereing creamed spinach and butternut as the only vegetable options is simply not OK. While newer places spring up... More 

Thank GautengLad
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was spectacular, the wait for food was not long at all. The prawns and calamari was prepared to perfection. Would definitely dine here again. Don't forget to make a reservation before going.

Thank Travellerboerie
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk towards the lord prawn you are emerged into a cloud of wonderful smells. As you enter you have to go through the smoking section which in a major con. Once you are seated inside, in what seems like a small quaint Italian restaurant with old stained wooden rafters and mirrors to give the place an open feeling.... More 

Thank Happy_Travels1994
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a name like Lord Prawn, you expect great prawns. Well we were not disappointed. The prawns were delicious. We also had calamari which was over done but we let it slide because we were enjoying the prawns so much. The staff and service were great. I would recommend this place for their prawns.

Thank Cagrogers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 9 Umhlanga Plaza | Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 1133

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