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Fishmonger Illovo Restaurant

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Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0068
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (26 reviews)
“prawns” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wish this restaurant was in Cape Town, really great seafood, nice venue and very attentive service

Thank AndreJacquesB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant service. Mangers and waiters are attentive. Food was fantastic. Great grilled halloumi. Succulent sea bass.

Thank danielpta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my last family meal on this trip to Johannesburg we decided to have lunch at the Fishmonger and what a great choice it was. Ideally located, attentive staff, great wine list and excellent food. We felt welcome from the moment we entered the premises....More

Thank Travellinggypsy62
Reviewed 7 August 2017

First-class service, excellent fish cooked to perfection. Wine list abundant. What more to ask? For entree, main dish with side, dessert and wine I spent around 400 rands.

Thank Stefano V
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was to be a simple business light lunch. From the greeting at the entrance to the goodbye at the end, this was an excellent experience. The service was fast, efficient , polite and unobtrusive. The manager was present the whole time ensuring that all...More

Thank MG1944
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at this restaurant and was amazed by the quality of seafood that is available from all parts of Africa. We had prawns from Mozambique, kingklip from South Africa and oysters from Namibia. They were cooked beautifully and the service was excellent...More

Thank Heang Fine W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are looking for the freshest seafood when in Joburg make your way to The Fishmonger in Illovo. Their fish is flown up from the Cape each morning almost literally straight off the fishing boats and it is there on ice when you walk...More

Thank 303gilesr
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I'm not a huge fan of seafood, however, this restaurant changed my mind and feel about it. Had the best hake ever from Mozambique, the name escapes me but it was a catch for the day, amazing stir fry and fresh lemons, food was absolutely...More

Thank LesegoR
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I reviewed Fishmonger about five years ago and decided it was about time to do it again. We went for lunch and got there before 12H00 ,all the serving staff were in the smoking section having some sort of training session ,well the training sure...More

Thank Howard L
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing prawns I've ever had. Cooked to perfection and seasoned amazingly with peri peri. Also the spinach and squash are the sides to get....I mean you can get chips anywhere!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Penn J | Reviewed this property |
It is in a small shopping complex, but has seating inside and outside. They've put in a lot of effort to create a lovely family atmosphere, but it isn't in a "green space" as we'd say in the UK. I hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Illovo
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0068
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