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Fishmonger Illovo

Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0068
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (82 reviews)
“kingklip” (30 reviews)
“sushi” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi again everyone. One of my Favorite Restaurants is The Fishmonger In Illovo. It’s amazing that one I have worked out the Menu, I tend to gravitate to the Same Dishes. My Family too. Starting with the Sushi. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know...More

Thank H6840PLmarkf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are VERY attentive and make sure that you are never wanting. Not in an annoying way but the perfect balance that you never need anything but also not wondering where your waiter has gone. They even made sure we had a good place for...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really good. And the service is great. Very much endorsed. I had the calamari starter and the kingclip main meal - excellent!

Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 and everyone loved the whole occasion. The fried baby squid heads we’re terrific as was the peri peri chicken livers. All the fish main courses were fabulous and the whole baby king lip was a standout. The Mozambique prawns...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday, my husband and me went there for a lunch, with dear friends. Seafood was perfect, and the wine also. Portions were huge. Service was excellent. Such a lovely farewell. Something to remember.

Thank Porecanka
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I had a birthday lunch yesterday. The hake was really bad, and under-cooked. Also tasted offish. I did let the waiter know, and the manager was kind enough to remove from the bill. I had the trout with salsa topping. Not sure if the trout...More

1  Thank Ashika2
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch an excellent peace of Kingklip with Butternut and Cream Spinach on the side. Very good service on top of it. Have been there before and would go back. It’s just a pity that the baby kingklip on the bone was not...More

Thank Wolfgang M
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We were invited to the restaurant by friends from Cape Town who considered the cooking to be better than home. They were correct. Excellent starters- shrimps with avocado, Falkland calamari, lobster bisque were noteworthy. For mains the baked fish Portuguese style and curried kingklip were...More

Thank William S
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

I visited this Restaurant last year having many times over the years since it first opened. It seems to go from strength to strength. One can only compliment the owner and the management for having a first class staff. They tick all the boxes. The...More

Thank watchman2015
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the best seafood in Johannesburg and excellent service. Try the Springbok Capaccio or if you can’t decide, a platter. Sit outside and enjoy the night air.

1  Thank Yuri R
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August 24, 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, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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