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“Intimate dinner with hubby”
Review of Fishmonger Illovo

Fishmonger Illovo
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Illovo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 December 2017 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 night. They had space “outside” and took my reservation. When we arrived we were seated inside.
It was very busy with only 3 tables available. It took the waitress some time to get our menus to us but did apologize and promptly brought us our drinks order.

We ordered the medium oysters to start with. The brought some very nice fresh Portuguese rolls. The oysters that came were definitely not medium so we sent them back and the manager came to apologize and rectified the error promptly and apologized for the kitchens mistake. Worth the wait because the oysters were extremely fresh and delicious

Hubby ordered the sea bass plain grilled with stir fry vegetables and I ordered the queen prawns with rice and veg of the day which was cream spinach and butternut.

When the food came it was very nicely presented. My hubby wasn’t happy with his fish he said they may have overcooked it and perhaps he was wrong in ordering it plain grilled and perhaps he should have asked for it to be pan fried with lemon butter for flavor as it had little to none.

His veggies looked very nice and fresh with vibrant colors but again he was not able to compliment the flavor. As we have eaten here on other occasions Hubby has had sea bass there before and has always enjoyed it.

My prawns were amazing. Super fresh and cooked to perfection. The rice was delicious and the veg full of flavor. Our meals couldn’t have been further from opposite...

I really enjoyed my meal.

We ordered a scoop of chocolate ice cream and some espresso’s to finish off with and this was delicious such good ice cream!

Our waitress Rachel was very attentive and on her toes and the other waitrons also checked up on us every now and again.

The ambience was a little noisy because of where we were seated but otherwise very nice.

They offered us Italian kisses with our bill.
Definitely will go back...

Thank Kalia C
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 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 their tasks perfectly.

The food was sublime. All of the team thoroughly enjoyed the food. The fish is of a high quality. The sushi was superb.

It is an expensive restaurant however, it is worth the price tag. The manager/owner was in attendance and enquired with all patrons about their experience.

Overall a super seafood restaurant.

Thank Muhammad T
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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 to friends.

Great value!

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Thank Edgecliffy
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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 favourite of ours.

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Thank Malcolm072
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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 travel globally in excess of 200 days per annum, and it must be said that the Fishmonger in Illovo is world class.

We always order a table Greek salad- never ever had one to match! The seafood and the service are impeccable!

That's it! Don't mess around. Nothing is better!

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Thank Mike C
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