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Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar

#179 of 4,203 Restaurants in Sydney
#195 of 4,541 Places to Eat in Sydney
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City West
Seafood, 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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 19
    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
Good Food & Good Views

The restaurant is on the end of a pier that looks across to Balmain and from the outside bar area you have views of North Sydney and look to your right the lights of Sydney City are beckoning. Inside the restaurant is modern and the food is very good. As the name implies they do have some very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Raj F
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and a beautiful view over the water. The service is great and the wine list is different.....but in a good way. You have to try the Mudcrab with Black Pepper and Curry Leaf......seriously good stuff!

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jo A, Thank you for the lovely feedback on your recent dining experience. We are ecstatic that our extensive wine list and menu extra's are a hit! We look forward to your next visit to Flying Fish. Regards, The Flying Fish Team. More 

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

OK, this is the place for a splurge on a special occasion. Prices are high but not enough to make you bleed from the nose. The way to go here is the Flying Fish tasting menu at around USD $180 including wine. It is really an exceptional meal and the terrific and knowledgable staff brough around several additional things that... More 

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear BadBadDog, Thank you for your wonderful review. We were so glad that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with Flying Fish. We agree, the tasting menu is divine! We look forward to seeing you when on your next visit to Sydney. Regards, The Flying Fish Team. More 

Sydney
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely menu, nice wines and a beautiful view. I have been here a few times and the food and service has always been excellent. The entrees are all especially nice and the mains come with yummy chunky fries which are hard to resist. Great business or personal lunch/dinner location.

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Matamata70, Thank you for your fantastic review! We have passed your lovely comments about our menus, location and service on to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, The Flying Fish Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The restaurant is on the end of a pier that looks across to Balmain and from the outside bar area you have views of North Sydney and look to your right the lights of Sydney City are beckoning. Inside the restaurant is modern and the food is very good. As the name implies they do have some very good fish... More 

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Raj F, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Flying Fish and we hope to see you again soon. The Flying Fish Team. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went to The Flying Fish with my son and his partner from Perth. It wasn't easy to find the parking which is valet or street parking. Valet is along the wharf, through the boom gate and right to the end of the old wharf. Great view of upper Sydney Harbour, Barrangaroo, Darling Harbour and passing boats and ferries. Almost... More 

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ray C, Thank you for your feedback. I agree that the view from the restaurant is spectacular and the food is excellent. We are very pleased to hear you had a lovely time visiting us and we hope to see you at Flying fish again. Thanks Flying Fish Team. More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

3 Girls on a girls weekend went for lunch. What a fantastic experience. We had cocktails outside & had a waterside table. The Cone Bay Barramundi was a taste sensation as was the Tuna entree. They got it all right - great friendly service and highly recommended for lunch in Sydney

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth L, Thank you for your lovely feedback. we are very pleased to hear that you and your girlfriends had a really enjoyable time at Flying Fish. I agree the outlook is magic and the barramundi is a sensational dish. We hope to see you back at Flying fish again soon. The Flying Fish Team More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had the ten course degustation menu and would thoroughly recommend it! We've had multiple degustation menus prior and the food this time around was as good, it was the small matters that counted. The timing between dishes was excellent, giving enough time to enjoy each dish and the sequence of menu items was designed to ensure the progression of... More 

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Hayden C, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are very please to hear you enjoyed your degustation menu at Flying Fish. We value every customer experience and will take your words into consideration in regards to service. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Flying Fish to enjoy some more of our beautiful views and menus.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had quite a few meals here as I used to live around the corner. A bit hit and miss with the food and particularly the service. I expect impeccable service at restaurants of this standard and unfortunately this is the main reason I didn't rate it higher. Still worth a try.

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dunbro, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We strive to make every dining experience the best it can be and this includes the service. We will be taking your words into consideration and hopefully next time you come back we will be able to provide you with an enjoyable experience. The Flying Fish Team. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We booked for 14 people and the degustation menu. The limit is usually 12 but the restaurant kindly extended the numbers as we were to be seated at 6pm, allowing time for the experience. The degustation was clever but flavours all worked well. The balance of flavours between dishes was also very well put together. Timing and spacing perfect. Wines... More 

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Blowenz, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you and your guests had a fantastic time at Flying Fish and enjoyed your degustation meal. We look forward to your next visit so you can sample more of our delicious menu. The Flying Fish Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Flying Fish is definitely one of Sydney's best restaurants. Went as a party of 8, the service was brilliant and the food was unparalleled. I'd say my trevally was the best I've ever had. I honestly cannot think of a single criticism. A lovely night out. Did I mention the absolutely delicious food? Highly recommended.

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FlyingFish_AU, Manager at Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Laughlovenjoy, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We pride ourselves in showcasing the best of Sydney's ambience and food, and I agree that the trevally is a very delicious dish and one of my favourites. We hope to see you at Flying Fish again soon. The Flying Fish Team. More 

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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: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
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?