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“Fabuliscious Seafood”
Review of Fishmonger

Fishmonger
Ranked #72 of 1,216 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Fabuliscious Seafood”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I dined with my family at the Rosebank Mall location, it appears this listing includes reviews from at least two locations. The restaurant is in a mall, clean and safe. Some of the best seafood I've had. Service was excellent, the manager set us up on their patio, and wheeled over a gas heater which took the chill off the winter afternoon. Our server recommended an off-menu seafood platter: 4 langoustines, 6 large prawns, grilled calamari, and some sort of local white fish, grilled on a skewer and slathered with a yummy red spicy sauce. Way more than I could eat, however it was all mouth waveringly scrumptious, best langoustines I've had anywhere, butterflied and grilled perfectly. Also a nice selection of S African wines, we went with a nice cab sac recommended by our waiter, again, it was excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“WAS GREAT”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Great ambiance & Service. Staff friendly - I ordered a Espetada and received a sosatie - I was not amused as a Espetada hangs from a Hook - What I was served is not a espetada if it lies flat on a plate. I must however add that the meat was great and the Blue Cheese sauce the best I have ever tasted and could not stop raving about it

  • Visited April 2014
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White Rock, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Great Place for Seafood”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Something about this place that keeps me coming back? I guess its the great way they prepare seafood. Always enjoyed my time and meals here, friends have commented about the good times they have had as well. We are always made to feel at home, and relaxed to enjoy our meal

Visited March 2014
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Consistently great”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Fishmongers in both Illovo and Rosebank never fail to deliver. Both are generally full and derive always good.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Janice S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great seafood and good value!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

the original Fishmonger restaurant in Illovo is fantastic, but the one in the Firs Mall is just as good.
the seafood is fresh and jolly good value especially if you are a foreigner as the exchange rate is in your favour. The servings are man sized so if you aren't starving skip the starter, they serve delicious warm crusty bread rolls as soon as you are seated and they are great. A good varied choice of sushi on the menu as well. The service has always been delivered with a smile and our special requests have always been accommodated cheerfully. Only one slight drawback is that both restaurants are fairly noisy, so they are fine for a night out with friends, but I would hesitate to take an older person who may battle to hear over a big table. Otherwise a fun restaurant (oh and they do serve meat and chicken, you are not restricted to seafood.

  • Visited March 2014
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