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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“red snapper” (4 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 !

Thank hekpoortheksie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JD111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Paula W
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

1  Thank Fred P
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.

Thank 887petraq
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I took a group of clients that were in town for a Conference to the Codfather. We were seated in a semi private area which was fabulous. The food was outstanding and the service was great.

Thank Lutzie
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Everytime we are in Joburg we have to have a meal here. Excellent setting, excellent food. Try the sushi and sashimi and go to the fish bar to indulce youself. Lobstertail Thermidor style absolust must and go for the king prawns. Enjoy a Stellenbosch sparkling...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place! They sent a van to pick us up and drop us off. The food was fantastic, I had Ostrich which was the best I have ever had! All eight of us had a fabulous meal which included wine. It was extremely...More

Thank brit99
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The food is simply amazing. Fresh seafood prepared with amazing flavours. The tapas and the home made pasta is delicious. Unfortunately the service could have been better. The waiter never once asked if we were happy with our meal, not were we asked if we...More

Thank RalphSinger
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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
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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