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Guide to the Best Bunny Chow Spots in Durban

Durban is renowned for its sun-dappled beaches, world-class surf spots and luxurious seaside resorts, but there’s one attraction here that stands out above the lot: bunny chow. Practically synonymous with this tropical part of South Africa, bunny chow is a delectable traditional dish loved and devoured by locals and tourists alike.  

From small corner cafes to 5-star establishments, people line up by the dozens to dig into a hollowed out half loaf of fluffy white bread, brimming with rich, aromatic curry and a side of grated carrot salad. Sounds delicious, right? 

If you’re planning on visiting Umhlanga this holiday or are simply a lover of all things hot and spicy, we reveal 5 of the best bunny chow restaurants in Durban below. So, grab a wad of serviettes, maybe a glass of water, and tuck into these tasty spots.  

  1. Gounden’s Restaurant & Take Away 

Established more than 20 years ago, Gounden’s Restaurant & Take Away has been serving up delicious South Indian cuisine for decades. The quaint takeaway joint can be found on the corner of Umbilo Road and Deodar Avenue in Glenwood, with a delicious aroma that attracts locals from far and wide. Gourden’s boasts a flavourful menu of bunnies, breyani, sandwiches and curries, and is known for having the best mutton bunny chow in Durban.  

Location: 520 Umbilo Road and Deodar Avenue, Glennwood, Durban 

Bunny chow price range: R65 

Must-try: Mutton bunny chow  

  1. CaneCutters 

For the best bunny chow in Umhlanga, head to CaneCutters. This authentic Durban-style curry restaurant has one of the widest selection of bunnies in the region, ranging from butter chicken and broad bean fillings to specialist options like kebab chutney and prawn curry. Pick up a saucy quarter loaf, or for the extra ravenous, there are half loaf portions. And with a branch in Glenwood, you’ll never have to trek far to get your hands on their world-class chows. 


Glenwood branch: 53 Helen Joseph Road (Davenport Road), Glenwood 

Umhlanga branch: 70 Horizon Views, 5 Centenary Blvd & Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge  

Bunny chow price range: R60-100 

Must-try: Broad bean + mutton gravy bunny chow  

  1. House of Curries 

With out-of-this-world bunny chows and a lively atmosphere, House of Curries is the go-to spot for a tasty bunny and a cold beer. This restaurant plates up authentic, Durban-style curries, biryanis, chip chows, roti wraps and delicious bites, with mini bunny chows for those who want something light and loaded with flavour. Here, you can lounge on the outdoor deck and take your pick of chicken, lamb, beef, veggie, and even chip and cheese bunny chows! 

Location: 275 Florida Rd, Windermere, Berea  

Bunny chow price range: R70-130 

Must-try: Chip and cheese bunny chow  

  1. Hollywood Bunny Bar 

Having started in the bunny business more than 20 years ago, Hollywood Bunny Bar has become something of a household name with 8 branches across the country. Their showstopping chows are served fast and fresh, with classics like the quarter lamb and sugar bean a crowd favourite. You can also find the Hollywood Bunny Bus at the Kings Park Stadium for the ultimate half-time bite!  

Location: Springfield Retail Centre, 2 Ilala Avenue, Umgeni Business Park, Durban  

Bunny chow price range: R65 - R140 

Must-try: Beef curry bunny chow 

  1. Oriental Restaurant 

Dig into succulent lamb bunny chows, mutton burgers and crayfish curries at the Oriental Restaurant. Known for having some of the best bunny chows in Durban North, this authentic spot is on every spice-lover’s radar. Strictly halal, hungry travellers can choose from quarter or half bunnies oozing with saucy curry and end off the meal with the popular Indian dessert, Kheer.  

Location: 8 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North 

Bunny chow price range: R75-145 

Must-try: Mutton bunny chow  

If you’re craving the ultimate South African foodie experience, head to the crystal blue shores of Durbs and dig into some spicy chow at one of these spots. Need somewhere to store your luggage while you explore the city? There’s no better place than Stor-Age! Boasting a wide variety of luggage lockers and storage units with top-notch security, our storage facilities in Durban are the perfect second home for your business or household items.  

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Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 14 December 2022 | Adventure