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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Seafood at Fishmonger Illovo is always a good, with fresh fish & sea food. The Fresh asparagus is too a firm favorite of mine... I always prefer to sit t on the terrace during summer eves and warm high veld days. The service is always...excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

Our experience has always been exceptional, amazing, constant good food. Great staff and the owner/manager is a amazing and accommodating always. Recently we arrived without a booking, to top it of we arrived with our four legged child, oh it was raining also and despite...all this he made us comfortable whilst he prepared a table for our family. This is one RESTURANT that sets itself apart from most locally and abroad. Extremely loyal happy customer.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2020 via mobile

Sitting at the Fishmonger for a delicious kingklip again was a pleasure after all this time. The open air seating and conscious service felt safe and effective. And the food was just wonderful of course. Only small gripe is the ridiculous need to serve imported...Italian sparkling water - which we asked to be switched for local stuff (and it was).More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Fishmonger Illovo has been a firm favourite of ours for many years and once again it surpassed expectations. They have followed all Covid protocols and cutlery is even brought to your table in boiling water to ensure the highest hygiene standards. The food is impeccable...and they serve the best seafood in Johannesburg. With lovely fresh, warm rolls always brought to your table too on arrival! For our most recent visit, we both had the queen prawns which were juicy, large and so fresh ! Just delicious! The veggies which accompany the dishes are also amazing - I think they serve the best creamed spinach ever. You can also choose chips , rice , steamed veg or stunning side salads. On previous visits, we have tried their kingklip, prawn and calamari combo, mussels, sushi and oysters - all of which have been incredible . The service is also of such a high standard and you are truly looked after which makes it an even better experience . Pedro (the owner) is always there to make sure that your experience there is one to remember ! No wonder it’s a restaurant where people just want to go again and again and it stands out from the rest. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for the best seafood , service and ambience for a great lunch or dinner out!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 March 2020

Fantastic meals served very efficiently. The Grilled Kingklip need a special mention. However, possibly my bad choice, but Kingklip Thermador did not do the fish justice.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 28 March 2020 via mobile

Review Fishmonger Illovo Delicious meals with butter soft fresh fish Friendly waiters Comfortable seating indoors and outdoors For starters we were served complimentary black olives, fried crumbed halloumi With sweet chilli dip auce For main meal We had lobster soup Mussels pot Asparagus hake with...creamed spinach and pumpkin Trout almondine with creamed spinach and pumpkin Hake in batter and chips For dessert we were spoilt with Italian kisses ice-cream complimentary All served with elegance by our waitress Sakhile Prices are high but for a special occasion or treat it's a must try. Parking is available. Free WiFiMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020

best restaurant in Johannesburg. outstanding food and very attentive service. delicious vegetables. not suitable for young children.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020

The service at Fishmonger Illovo is unparralled. It is absolutely excellent and I can highly recommend that you ask for Dawit, he is an absolute joy. The food is always consistently good, the only hiccup I had was with the mussels in a creamy garlic...sauce. The mussels were tasty but then I should have had steamed mussels as the sauce was so bland as to be completely tasteless. I didnt mention it as I was so enjoying my evening but I know that if i had said anything it would have been dealt with swiftly. The rock cod was exquisite as was my Pangasius so yes, we will keep on going back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 January 2020

It is one of the more pricey restaurants in the area but the service and quality of the food is always good... seafood is fresh and tasty, which is what one normally goes there for. The other dishes/foods are just as good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

Very consistent food. Fresh seafood always available. Prices are above average. Dawid our waiter was very knowledgeable on the different choices. The sea bass was delicious quite a big potion but very pricey. The vibe for lunch is very corporate.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Response from 858pennj | 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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Fishmonger (Illovo) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4