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Chez Fonfon

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French, Noodle
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140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
04 91 52 14 38
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7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 224
    Very good
  • 117
    Average
  • 87
    Poor
  • 52
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing fish restaurant

We went there as we had been advised that their Bouillabaisse was the best in town. The first shock was the price ! 50 Euros for one dish of this succulent fish soup... We were presented with the whole fish on a platter and I requested the fish to be filleted and served traditionally with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Lesley61Liverpool
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Liverpool
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lunch at Fonfon Marseille: It was pouring rain the day we showed up. We were a few tables from the window overlooking a tiny harbor. . Aperitifs: Couple of cassis and champagne cocktails . Amuse bouche - melon and mint purée drink . First course: Breaded and sautéed octopus served on a salad of mixed greens and diced tomato (remotely... More 

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Liverpool
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went there as we had been advised that their Bouillabaisse was the best in town. The first shock was the price ! 50 Euros for one dish of this succulent fish soup... We were presented with the whole fish on a platter and I requested the fish to be filleted and served traditionally with the bouillon ( broth) first.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wanted to try traditional bouillabaisse so arranged for dinner here... great location, but must say was a little disappointed by the overall experience: an average "bottomless" fish broth with fillets of 5 different fresh fish bought to your table to inspect before preparing the fish... I think the maitre d' probably could have explained the different fish used a little... More 

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Peoria, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

On a friend's recommendation, we made reservations at Chez FonFon to try the Bouillabaisse. Having never been to Marseille, we didn't know how we would get to Chez FonFon, so I initially looked for a bus. However, Chez FonFon is located in Vallon des Auffes, and I noted that the l'Open Tour bus made a stop there, and we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For the first time Marseille and guided to this restaurant to taste it's bouillabaisse. And I was not disappointed. It was delicious and I have never tasted a bouillabaisse like this. I can recommend this restaurant.

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Venice
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed in viuex port and walked the mile in a half to the tiny port where Fonfon was. I walked it on google street first so I was familiar to take the long twisted stairway between the tan and yellow building in order to get to the harbor level. A left turn at the bottom had me looking at... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I booked at lunchtime for that evening . The lady who took the booking was charming. When we arrived last night the maitre'd treated us like inconveniences. No one took our coats and we were seated as far from the windows as possible - although they were full so maybe we took the last table. Our waiter spoke English but... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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216 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was possibly too pre-hyped for reality to live up to expectations, but this wasn't even what I thought bouilliabaise was--fish served separate from the broth. MY FAULT--I take responsibility for that, but I'm also a very adventurous eater and am very excited about things that are interesting and different, so my disappointment wasn't about the 'different' part. I just... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Managed to get a last minute reservation and it was well worth it. The bouillabaisse was fantastic and we also ordered a grilled sole which was beautiful although it did have to be returned after the waiter could not debone the fish at the table. Small starter soup was delicious. The atmosphere and decor (modern) was very nice but the... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for New Years Day dinner to celebrate our first day in France and the first day of the year. I really wanted something special for dinner and was willing to well pay for it. We ordered bouillabaise and for 50 euros per person, I found it too be exorbitantly priced for what we got. While the fish was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: 04 91 52 14 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 148
  • Cuisine: French, Noodle

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?