Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in and around Ballito!

Al Pescatore

Al Pescatore - Italian and Seafood Restaurant on the beach in Ballito.

Al Pescatore offers a unique culinary experience with delicious specials designed for you by the owner Trevor wold each and every day. What more could one ask for than a breathtaking view of the ever-changing Indian ocean, the finest food and a delightful team that's at your service?

Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 3574

Thava Indian Restaurant

Thava Indian Restaurant specializes in South Indian and North Indian cuisine.

There is a mouth-watering array of vegetarian, lamb, chicken or seafood dishes to choose from, all reflecting the diverse culinary specialties of India. Thava’ s menu includes fragrant curries, biryanis and stews as well as spicy Tandoori and Masala dishes, all served with traditional breads, rice dishes and side dishes of freshly prepared chutneys, pickles or vegetables.

Served in tasting portions as a starter, or as a main shared meal, guests can select from a combination of any items straight off the set menu or the daily specials board.

To complete the meal, dessert comes in the form of heavenly traditional Indian sweet temptations or your selection of speciality coffees.

Thava prides themselves on their use of the freshest local ingredients and the most aromatic dishes and, in a first for South Africa, its unique Indian Tapas offering - pure indulgence, perfect for sharing, perfect for experiencing.

Address: Thava On the Beach, The Boathouse, 33 Compensation Beach Road,

Tel: 078 802 7427


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Sage Café

SageCafe and Deli - Healthy, fine food to be enjoyed.

Sage Café and Deli offers a wholesome and healthy food and drinks menu as well as an exceptionally warm, relaxing atmosphere. Combining the freshest and tastiest ingredients with true passion, commitment and flair, Sage provides its customers with what is sure to be an appetizingly healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Address: 1 Old Fort Road, Fox Hill, Salt Rock - Umhlali
Tel: 032 525 8059

Fiamma Grill

Fiamma Grill - an Italian Grill House that does things differently.

Our focus is on superb cuts of grain-fed and matured meat, spectacular seafood dishes and seasonal specials that keep our guests wanting more.

Our restaurant transcends the highest expectations of quality and freshness through the fresh produce we source via local markets. Attention to detail can be seen in every aspect of the restauran. The emphasis we put on service and ambience and the research we have undergone in the construction of our menu, wine and cocktail list is evident in everything we do.

Being a family-owned and operated restaurant, we thrive on our close and personal interactions with our guests and we welcome all patrons to experience our hospitality. Situated in the stunning Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel on Compensation Beach Road in the heart of the vibrant coastal town of Ballito, Fiamma is sure to be a top0end destination for any function, so come and share the Fiamma Grill experience, from our family to yours!

Address: 63 Compensation Beach Road, Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, Ballito
Tel: +27 (0) 32 946 1029
Fax: +27 (0) 86 558 4646

Siggi's German Restaurant

Siggi's German Restaurant.

At Siggi's, we are extremely proud of our restaurant and over the months have seen our loyal customer base grow, with repeat travellers from all parts of South Africa and the world, arriving to sample 'a little taste of Germany.'

Address: 65 Basil Hulett Drive, Salt Rock, Ballito
Tel: 0325257460
Cell: 0837814692

Old North at Karibu

Old North at Karibu - Ballito Restaurants

Old North at Karibu is a local Bar and Kitchen serving a wide variety of cuisine and beverages including craft beer and G&T's on tap!

Come and enjoy a family lunch or dinner where the kids can fish and play around the dam, skate on our half pipe or have fun in the jungle gym!

Address: Karibu Farm, 1 Old Main Road, Umhlali
Tel: 032 947 0520

Beira Alta

Beira Alta Portuguese Restaurant.

At Beira Alto restaurant, we prepare our food using traditional family recipes handed down from generation to generation, which has evolved into Portuguese Cuisine with an African Influence. Our food is prepared using only the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices.

The menu has, from its inception, earned a reputation for its flame grilled chickens and platters piled high with pan-fried prawns, smothered with a blend of spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Beira Alta serves unashamedly large portions, smothered in Chef’s unique sauces, guaranteed to keep any meat eater happy. Seafood however, remains the top seller and our traditional Portuguese recipes are designed to tickle your taste buds, served plain or spicy.

Address: Shop 6, Lifestyle Centre, Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Tel: 032 946 2388


MOZAMBIK Portuguese Restaurant.

At MOZAMBIK restaurant, we offer a traditional mixture of Afro-Porto flavours, made with only the freshest ingredients and spices based on the authentic Mozambique “Barraca” which in English means “Hut”. Each one of the branches has its own unique character whilst maintaining the rustic feel of a Mozambican beachside eatery.

Our menu caters for all tastes, with delectable fish dishes topped with a variety of different sauces, grilled prawns and tender calamari tubes grilled and finished off in our garlic lemon and herb or peri peri sauce. No Mozambican restaurant would be complete without peri-peri chicken! For lovers of hot and spicy food, our half, quarter or baby chicken lambasted in our MoZamBik Peri Peri sauce is just for you. A mild option is available for those who love the taste without the burn and of course the traditional Portuguese Espatada, Trinchado and Prego Rolls.

Eating and drinking, whether in a home or on the street, is a way of life in Mozambique - the essence of this is captured at Mozambik!

Address: 4 Boulevard Centre, Compensation Road, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 0979

BBM Cafe

BBM Cafe.

BBM Cafe in Salt Rock is one of the North Coast’s most popular dining destinations. The comfortable and casual dining experience is perfectly complemented by the friendly staff waiting to serve you from the comprehensive menu.

We serve meals from breakfast through to dinner including the most delicious Pizza, Pasta, Grills and Seafood. We also have a bakery, and deli items are available & made fresh every day!

Address: Tiffany's Shopping Ctr, Cnr Salt Rock Drive & N2, Salt Rock
Tel: 032 525 5880

La Piazza

La Piazza Restaurant - quality Continental Cafe and Restaurant that has it all!

La Piazza is located in Ballito and is a true North Coast favourite! Based at the Well Centre in Ballito, La Piazza is owned and run by veri Italiani (true Italians), Marco Bortolussi and Catia and Daniele Marinelli, exuding that authentic European ambience and serving scrumptious authentic Italian food from breakfast through to lunch and dinner.

Address: The Well Shop 14, Albertina Way, Ballito
Tel: 032 586 3565 / 032 946 1527

Beach Bums

Beach Bums - Westbrook.

Set right on the shores of Casuarina Beach, Beach Bums is an idyllic destination situated just a short drive away from King Shaka International airport. Catch the African sunset while sitting with your feet in the sand, sipping perfectly mixed cocktails and enjoying some of Durban’s finest cuisine.

Address: 65 Casuarina Beach Drive, Casuarina Beach, Tongaat, Durban
Tel: (032) 943 1132

Crayfish Inn

Enjoy delicious seafood at The Crayfish Inn.

Address: 100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal
Tel: +27 (0)32 946 2121

The Hops Ballito

Hops - Ballito Restaurants

The Hops Restaurant and Sports Bar

Hops is one of Ballito's favourite beachfront establishments and has one of the best locations in town! Patrons can sit back and relax, watching the ocean whilst enjoying a plate of traditional pub grub or sipping on an ice-cold beverage.

14 Edward Place,
Tel: 032 946 2896

John Dorys

John Dory's Ballito.

Bright, family-friendly chain restaurant serving seafood, grills and sushi, as well as a kids' menu.

Address: Ballito Junction, Lower Level Shop 227
Tel: 072 158 7408

Jack Salmon fish & grill

Jack Salmon Fish House

This local favourite prides itself on sourcing only the freshest seafood available. Truly inspired by the sea, Jack Salmon is where exceptional seafood and world class views meet.

Address: Tiffany's Shopping Centre
Salt Rock Main Road
Tel: 032 525 4243


Kauai Ballito.

Whether it's the well-trained staff who always greet you with a smile, or our fresh, healthy and tasty food and drinks, we strive to keep you satisfied. You can be assured that our stores will keep providing you nutritious, REAL food and this is the KAUAI promise!

Address: Lifestyle Centre, Main Road, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 3923

Mamma G's

Mamma G's Ballito.

Using only the freshest ingredients, we pride ourselves on giving you a true Italian experience! Pizzas are fired in our traditional wood-fire oven, pastas are hearty and wholesome and the whole family can enjoy the bustling atmosphere of piazza Al fresco dining or a cozy interior vibe.

Our diverse menu has something for everyone, with simple pizza selections for kids or gourmet offerings for the more discerning diner. Whether your taste is for something light and tasty from our salad or sandwich selection or a mouthwatering delight from our Grill, Poultry, Veal or Seafood sections; we have the ideal lunch or dinner for you, your family and friends.

Address: Shop H5, Ballito Junction Shopping Centre, Cnr: Ballito Drive & M4, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 2214

Piccadeli Cafe

Piccadeli Cafe - Ballito Restaurants

Piccadeli Cafe.

Light Meals, great coffee and a vibey atmosphere for the whole family!

Address: The Ballito Junction Shopping Centre, Ballito
Tel: 032 586 1001

Spur Steak Ranches | Key Largo

Spur - Ballito Restaurants

Key Largo Spur.

US-style diner chain with a family-friendly vibe, dishing up mouthwatering steaks, burgers, ribs and wings!

Address: Ballito Junction, Leonora Dr, Shop 225, Lower Level
Tel: +27 32 586 3751

The Waterberry

The Waterberry Cafe

The Waterberry just wouldn’t be what it is without the wonderful people who work here!

Our team is a very special mix with a passion for good, home-made food, and our love of people and the pleasure and pride we take in presenting our dishes is so evident, from the humble toasted sandwich to a totally decadent slice of beautifully decorated Lemon Meringue Pie.

We welcome you to our little 'Peace' of Paradise. Take your time, enjoy the journey and leave here feeling fully satisfied and recharged.

Address: Corner of Dolphin Crescent & Leonora Drive, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 2797

Captian fine's Fish Factory

Captian fine's Fish Factory - Ballito Restaurants

Captain Fine's Fish Factory.

Traditional style fish and chips and fresh linefish caught daily. Crayfish, Prawns, Langoustines, Lobster, Sole, Calamari and much more!

Address: Home and Decor Centre, Douglas Crow Drive, Ballito
Tel: 032 946 3933


Wimpy - Ballito Restaurants

Wimpy Ballito.

One of Ballito's old favourites - simple, delicious menu of burgers, mixed grills or fish 'n' chips.

Address: Shop 36, Lifestyle Centre, Ballito
Tel: +27 32 946 2535

Prawn Shack

Prawn Shak.

Enjoy a 7-course meal amongst the sand dunes and experience a selection of really good tastes in a unique and rustic restaurant far from the madding crowd on the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Amatikulu, located on the North Coast, 55km from Ballito.

Address: Ngoye District, Dokodweni Beach, Amatikulu
Tel: 084 737 6493

The Shed

The Shed is a restaurant and bar located at The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock.

Situated in a beautiful environment, we offer a wide range of delicious food and drinks. Pull in for a great chow, a few drinks and a good time.

Address: The Litchi Orchard, Salt Rock Fox Hill, Umhlali
Tel: 032 815 0516

LUPA Osteria

Lupa Osteria
Ballito Lifestyle Centre
087 357 7409


Ballito Lifestyle Centre
032 946 0130


Ballito Junction Shop G3 Upper Level
032 586 3461

SALSA Mexican Grill

SALSA Mexican Grill
Ballito Lifestyle Centre
032 815 0500


Simply Asia
Ballito Junction Shop 239 Lower Level
032 586 3461


Ballito Junction Shop 639 Upper Level
032 586 1554


Turn 'n Tender
Ballito Junction Shop 640 Upper Level
032 586 0975

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