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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 good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (25 reviews)
“fish” (76 reviews)
“prawns” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the car and had booked at a restaurant and decided the last minute not to go to the previously decided restaurant and to try fishmonger illovo. I called from the car we were about 15 minutes away and it was a Saturday...More

Thank Kalia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Fishmonger Illovo for the first time with colleagues for a team lunch. The restaurant has a neat indoor-outdoor setting in Thrupps centre, which is perfect for the Johannesburg summer. The decor and interior is elegant and clean. The host and waiters executed...More

Thank Muhammad T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were greeted with warmth and smiles we knew we were in for a lovely dinner. The calamari and prawns ordered were top quality, tasty and serving sizes were very generous. The service was attentive and informative. Will go back again and have recommended...More

Thank Edgecliffy
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The proprietor, Pedro, runs a very good show. He is constantly in attendance and this shows at this perennial favourite. The langoustines and prawns were prepared to perfection, Mozambique Style. The Vinho Verde washes these delicious crustaceans down very satisfactorily. The service is exceptional. A...More

Thank Malcolm072
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Simple: Don't let the name fool you! This is no ordinary place called The Fishmonger which is a franchise in South Africa. Pedro's Fishmonger in Illovo has to be the best seafood restaurant in Johannesburg, hands down! I travel extensively and I have customers who...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great service, fantastic food - some of the best seafood I've had, but I must say I do agree with some of the reviews that they are are very pricey. You'll definitely get value for your buck and if you're a lover of seafood as...More

Thank suzaanrossouw
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Value less than expected. Ambiance lacking, not sure what else to say. Parking available on site. Would not likely go back.

Thank Adrenalin1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The freshest prawns and fish by far! We had an amazing lunch with great service. The only negative is how expensive the place is.

Thank 1saintgp
Reviewed 10 October 2017

South Africa is often a journey of meat - beef and game meat. However, it has wonderful seafood and Fishmonger produced the best natural oysters and fish I have had in the region. not overcooked and accompanied by the right proportion of veggies. A must...More

Thank M.w. A
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you want great seafood, good atmosphere and excellent service ...This is it . The food as always is tasty well presented and worth the while. Will bring my Big Bay Tour Clients again and again

Thank Ulrich E S
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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