Florida Road, while also being the premiere nightlife street in the city, is none too shabby during the day time either. Whether you've got late night munchies or you are looking to dress up for some classy dinner dining, there are plenty of choices here. We really enjoy the Mexican grub at Taco Zulu, the superlative Italian at Spiga d'Oro, the vegan-friendly Kauai, and the whole spectrum of Asian (Indian, sushi, Thai, etc.). One could spend sundown to sunrise on Florida Road and not be satisfied!
You'll have to head southwest from city center to Chatsworth for the most authentic collection of Indian eateries, but it's incredibly worth it (try the Chatsworth Centre on Joyhurst). With the amount of assimilation Indian culture has had in Durban, you can't avoid trying the curry-based delights that tend to define the city at this point, particularly the local specialty, Bunny Chow. Simply a cut of bread loaf filled with curry, it's a must for foreign travelers getting a taste of Durban; there are plenty of cheap, tiny shops on Dadoo Street in the area approximate to downtown's large mosque, Juma Masjid, as well. Some establishments with strong reputations include Jaipur Express and Victory Lounge.
Other areas where the food is varied and of generally good quality include the Sun Coast Casino on the Golden Mile of beach, where the Mugg & Bean and Havanna Grill stay busy. Wilson' Wharf on the harbor also has a fine selection of seafood restaurants like New Cafe Fish and the Oyster Bar. The view out on the milling harbor is a plus during a meal here.
For more information on what there is to eat and where to do it while in Durban, consult our included activity pages or ask our embark community; you'd be surprised by what people know.