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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
A funky, hip but stylish fish restaurant and tapas bar, Fat Fish takes tapas to a new gastronomic high. On Central Beach Plettenberg Bay, with great views of our beautiful bay
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great flavour! Everyone at the table had something from the sea and 👍 all around! Personally had the Burmese Seafood Curry!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a fantastic experience at the Fat Fish on Easter Monday. The service was superb, our waitress Busi was friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. All three courses were outstanding. The calamari was superb and we were able...to substitute tuna in the line fish of the day main which was super fresh and perfectly cooked. Brownies for dessert rounded off one of my top 10 meals ever; a combination of the location, service and food all contributing to the best meal of our South African adventure.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Fat Fish and it was amazing. The waiter was super friendly and gave great advise on the menu and the wine. Would go there again any time! I would recommend making a reservation as the place was super busy.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Wow! Wow! This was our 3rd time here and it just keeps getting better (as evidenced by the full restaurant). Best service In Plettenberg Bay - our waitress (Priscilla?) was amazing as was the friendly and hardworking manageress and other waiters (a contrast to...the hotel we stayed at). The food was perfection - from the pear and blue cheese salad to the ceviche, beer battered fish and queen prawns - all 4 of us were blown away.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dms19642015 Thank you so much for this very special feedback and your continued support! Nothing more complimentary than a returning guest. We are indeed blessed with a wonderful team and Amber our manageress is one of the very best! Thank you so much -...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had everything great food service and wine. The restaurant was full and had a good atmosphere. A must visit if your in this area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear billtrathen Thank you so much for that super feedback and recommendation - much appreciated! So thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 19 March 2022

One of the best seafood restaurants we´ve ever visited in South Africa. The reason why we went twice - excellent fresh seafood, perfect service ! Fresh, delicious Sushi at it´s best, nice, lovely and attentive service ! Thank you very much to Busi, she made...the evening special!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Dear Kitz-travellers Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review far and wide! Have just responded to the one you left on Google Reviews! So appreciate the support and can't wait to share this with Busi and our two fabulous sushi chefs. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 14 March 2022 via mobile

Overpriced quick turn around table fast food. Lovely table service staff. The signature Malay seafood curry was served with a freshly deep fat fried poppadom, a small portion of rice and stuff of the sea and a sprinkling of fresh coriander. Not great, not signature....Average feedback provided and ignored thereafter. Looking elsewhere for the rest of the week.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Dear 453bettyg Our sincere apologies that you did not enjoy your meal with us but glad to know that the service met expectations. Not entirely sure what you mean by your feedback was ignored but will follow up on that at the same time. Do...More

Reviewed 12 March 2022

Best oysters in the town, fresh seafood, happy atmosphere, great wines and nice view. Good choice for a relaxed lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Thank you for the super feedback 655kyara! So thrilled you enjoyed your Fat Fish experience. Will be sure to let the team know. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

We have historically rated the Fat Fish as excellent On Wednesday afternoon at fairly short notice we " needed" the FF'S Parmesan chilli baked kingklip The booking was taken professionally by Mel.. We arrived at 6ish amd were warmly welcomed by Busi and others and...the very ebullient Donna The service , quality of food and even an ambience ? ( it was still early ) were all world class! Thank you FF PS This was our 3rd visit in less than a monthMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Dear grahame943 What a wonderful review to be able to share with our entire team! Thank you so much for your continued support. So appreciate the super feedback - it has made our day! Thank you. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

Worst sushi I had. The rice tasted just like normal rice and not like sushi rice, which made the whole experience unenjoyable. I don’t recommend it at all. Other dishes might be better, but don’t come for the sushi! I rarely leave bad reviews, but...this time I felt I had to.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Dear Natalia Our sincere apology for the late response to your review and a double apology for the fact that you did not enjoy our sushi. This is honestly the first complaint we have had about our sushi in a very long time. Your comments...More

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1 November 2018|
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Response from Garonne9 | Reviewed this property |
I found this answer on TripAdvisor to a similar question. "There are several restaurants providing special menus, etc for New Year's Eve. The restaurants are Plett Park Hotel, The Fat Fish and The Lookout Deck (big New... More
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the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
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The Fat Fish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4