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The Calabash

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Sun City Hotel | Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
+27 14 557 5720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Give this place a wide berth... R280 for a buffet, that is lacking in everything.. no choice ( 2 curries(fatty) and one roast (pork) on offer... the vegetables were horrible.. put my daughter off her meal... deserts were ok... not worth the money.... Oh yes and the beer was warm...! Do yourself a favour and go somewhere else...

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Thank Chris A
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I can't believe that for R280 per person, food was so old. The carvery was finished, the chef by the stir fry with attitude, all the meat was over salted and tasted the same. pasta old old old. Disgusting food.

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Thank soniar139
Gauteng, South Africa
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We love the music while having dinner. Like the lamb on the spit, curry and roast. Then they have a lot of variety of salads, pastas, and desert. We also enjoy the stir fry.

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Thank Gmm S
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If I could give a score of zero I would. The restaurant looks all fancy but service is horrible. Staff in the casino quoted a price, but when we got to the restaurant they refused to honour the price. It is very expensive for pretty ordinary and bland food. We waited ages to be served in the first instance and... More 

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1 Thank Tertius L
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Decided to celebrate my birthday dinner with 10 friends here. On arrival we were pressed for payment upfront. This should have been a concern to begin with. Drinks order was taken once throughout the whole evening. Waiter was very inexperienced and kept dropping everything from cutlery to ice down the back of one of my guests. Very noisy evening as... More 

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4 Thank Chavonn J
Gauteng, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We had a booking which they could not find. The place was crowded and very noisy and the price was very expensive. We ended up leaving without eating.

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Thank PCW131
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

To say that the service in this restaurant is a disgrace would be inaccurate - it is simply non-existent. When we arrived we were not greeted, but rather asked (very roughly) if we were MVG members, and when I indicated the contrary were simply told the price, with an outstretched hand to show that we were to pay before entering.... More 

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2 Thank Matthew P
South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We decided to try the buffet dinner at the Calabash. The buffet spread was great and it caters for stir fries, curries, grills, seafood, salads, cheeses, bread and loads of desserts. We enjoyed the food experience.... The restaurant is located outside, so while its lovely to get an outside view, this also makes it prone to cats and monkeys making... More 

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Thank SouthAfricaBella
Johannesburg
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I generally don't do buffet restaurants but they seemed reasonably priced so we decided to try them. Food was good. Fresh clean and tasty and did not feel mass produced as is with many buffet places. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

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Thank Raptor0O1
South Africa
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Every time we go to Sun City we make the effort to at least once book a dinner at the Calabash. True african cuisine, but lots of other dishes at the buffet to cater for every taste. Nice relaxed atmosphere. But to avoid disappointment book your table before hand. Good food, good service and excellent value for money.

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Thank Holidayjunkie2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sun City Hotel | Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  North-West Province  >  Sun City
  • Phone Number: +27 14 557 5720
Description
Sun Terrace is an outdoor venue offering patrons a scenic view while enjoying a generous buffet style continental breakfast and African style buffet dinner.

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