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Fishmonger (Illovo)

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  • Location Thrupps Centre, 204 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg
  • Phone Number 011 268 0068
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12 noon - 3:30pm

    Dinner: Monday to Sunday 600pm - 10:00pm

Cost
R75-R90
Ambience
Comfy & casual, Family friendly
Food
Seafood, Sushi

Critics Review

Food
This is a sophisticated seafood restaurant, which serves everything from lobster bisque to line fish baked in the oven with tomatoes and onions. Have some of the best prawns in town, like the succulent queens, cooked Portuguese-style in beer and peri peri. The calamari may be more pricy than your average seafood franchise, but then you can taste the superior quality and preparation of the produce. Good oysters and highly-recommended sushi.

Wine
The selection varies from middle-of-the-range to top-quality premium brands, with a good selection by the glass.

Service
It’s friendly and the staff clearly know their regular customers.

Ambience
It’s normally packed at the gills, but it has a welcoming vibe. It’s given a luxe feel by the use of white linen tablecloths and good glassware.

And...
They serve the fresh-water fish, pangasius, on its own or in a selection of their popular combos. (JW, October 2011)

User Reviews

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    my favorite restaurant....always my 1st choice...sublime langoustines, and their kingklip on the bone is too wonderful.
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    I visited the Fishmonger in Illovo with a picky pescatarian last night.

    The staff were friendly, the service excellent and the food sublime. The meal was cheaper than I expected, and my visit confirmed this to be the best seafood restaurant in Joburg. The pescatarian was pleased.

    Thanks guys!

    Ted
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    The service at Fishmonger Illovo is BRILLIANT! The manager and all the staff are very friendly and highly attentive. We had sushi which was brilliant! The desert and coffee was also top notch! We'll definitely go back!
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    **This review is for Fishmonger Rosebank.**

    Lovely food and venue but I was particular impressed with the service. Knowledgeable and attentive waiters who mastered the subtlety of always being present, without us feeling as though they were hovering over us.

    We will definitely be back soon!

    Thanks for a lovely evening.
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    Top marks for Fishmonger in Illovo. Although I don't dine there that often, the few times that I have been there with friends, the food, service and ambience have been a cut above most restaurants of a similar class. It is easy to see that this restaurant is well managed. That makes all the difference between average and extraordinary.
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Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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