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The Codfather Restaurant

Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 10 020 0286
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (33 reviews)
“red snapper” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my third visit and it is always an excellent experience. I am always looking and preparing for this place every time I am in Sandton. Its a must visit for seafood lovers. Fantastic seafood always cooked well in a beautiful environment with lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kunlea2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost I have never been more eager to write a review than this one. So the positives are great venue and service. The seafood on display looked positively fresh. Ordered some oysters and built a platter of crayfish, prawns and calamari. The oysters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Seedat
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Visited here with friends on their recommendation. At first we were unsure if we were in the right place as it’s situated in an office / apartment block but on arrival we had a lovely welcome from the staff and were shown to our table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chewy110
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Having heard great things from a friend I had to pay this restaurant a visit. There were 9 of us in total and we were delighted with the food and service. The host, I believe he was the manager, was excellent! He knew his food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sijones1001
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I preferred the old venue and had a few small doubts when I saw brick and wood had been replaced with glass and chrome. I need not have worried. The food was excellent, the service attentive but not pushy, and for the price the meal...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Felt like Fish so that is what we got Warren was lovely and very attentive ... nice wine and we loved the langoustines ... tappas are presented cute ! Paella had a great taste and the Mozambique prawns a pure delight !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hekpoortheksie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I cannot overstate the terrific meal and service I recently received at Codfather's. After consulting with my waiter-Ali and with Lucy, who managed the fish counter, I ordered a sampler which included Cape salmon, mussel cracker, lobster thermador, and calamari. The calamari was a touch...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JD111
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I visited with colleagues from work. We were a table of 16 and everyone raved about their meals. The staff were so welcoming, funny and professional- it was a lovely atmosphere. We were all served beautiful hot food at the same time in gorgeous surroundings....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank paulawS1743DR
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having visitors from France, we decided to take them to this restaurant for dinner. What an amazing evening, everything from the wine to the food was simply amazing. The staff just make the evening special. All the meals were based on the recommendation of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank FredP676
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant. A hidden gem. A wide variety of good food to please all food preferences. Great service and a beautiful setting.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 887petraq
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Blighty-man | Reviewed this property |
No, very relaxed.
8 November 2016|
Response from Aneesa82 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I have a 2 month old and won't take her there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 10 020 0286
The Codfather is Joburg's finest seafood experience. We serve the finest seafood and delicious grills. We offer private dining as well as functions. We also have a whiskey and cigar bar tailored to your liking. Everything you could ask for in a premium dining experience under one roof.
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