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Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar

#248 of 5,421 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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City West
Australian
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19-21 Pirrama Road Pier 21, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9518 6677
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 169
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sydney has far better at this price

we went here with a group of 10 to show off Sydney cuisine to some o/s friends. At this end of the market, quite frankly, you expect everything to be pretty amazing. The food was lovely and the atmosphere fab. But the service was a real let down. I booked months in advance, but received no... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Alex M
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

we went here with a group of 10 to show off Sydney cuisine to some o/s friends. At this end of the market, quite frankly, you expect everything to be pretty amazing. The food was lovely and the atmosphere fab. But the service was a real let down. I booked months in advance, but received no confirmation call. So the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the food, staff and wines.. Great view, loved the experience of the flying fish menu thanks. You must come and experience the different taste through the menu.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've had very high expectations for Flying Fish. Dined here for several business meetings and had 2 x different experiences. Unfortunately, the value did not balance with the service and looking at the other reviews it seems uniform. I hope Flying Fish accepts feedback and turns this around as its got plenty of potential.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Attended for my fathers 60th birthday with high expectations, but right from the start we encounter staff that did not care in the slightest, no one greeted us and we had to seek service from the bar to get drinks before our meal. When they finally served us their attitude was terrible (multiple staff members). When we got seated for... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were visitors to Sydney and our friends took us to the Flying Fish for lunch because it had been recommended to them. They had made a booking. When we arrived we were given a table near the upstairs bar ,with hardly any outlook. Our friends were very disappointed. We found the menu fairly limited and expensive. The service was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have dined a few times at flying fish although not for several years. This was the second time we had celebrated our anniversary there and sadly it was completely underwhelming compared to the first time. The service was very polite and almost too efficient, with our starter arriving in moments, swiftly followed by our main. Given the portion size it... More 

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's a good restaurant but they certainly know how to extract top dollar for special occasions. We booked a dinner for valentines day, and as there were multiple sittings that evening the 3 course set menu was $340 ($170ea), add on 2 champagnes and 2 glasses of wine and it was an additional $85, throw in a $15 tip, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have eaten here on four occassions in the last 2 years. Tonight was for a birthday celebration, what a disappointment. Overpriced and very average staff. Our initial waiter described the daily specials and the degustation menu so fast , and with such disengenuise enthusiasm, that we had little idea what had been said . That said , the oysters... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I enjoyed a very fine meal at this restaurant. The location is great. Service and ambiance were both great. I had the Barramundi in coconut curry sauce. it was fantastic.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been here a couple of times Before but not in recent years. I think the place may have changed hands since we last went. The food was great as we expected and the service was still as we remembered. A great view also helps.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19-21 Pirrama Road Pier 21, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City West
  • Neighborhood: City West
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9518 6677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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