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A Fish Called Coogee

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229 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
(02) 9664 7700
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fish as you like it

This place is legendary for great seafood. It is a small cafe with street seating and nothing flash, but you go here for the food and quality seafood. The guys cook your seafood as you like it and it is always great

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Steve M
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place is legendary for great seafood. It is a small cafe with street seating and nothing flash, but you go here for the food and quality seafood. The guys cook your seafood as you like it and it is always great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Love this place..staff are always friendly and smiley... Its fresh, tasty and great. It is expensive though but worth it. There is another similar shop in bondi which doesn sweet potatoe chips.. would make my day if these guys get them. :-) A local and a regular

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Pick your own raw fish or shellfish and sides and have it cooked right then and there. So yummy and fresh but you pay for the fish by weight so it was quite expensive. Also the sides were about $7 AUD each, which I thought was a bit expensive. We ate inside the restaurant and it was hot and pretty... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
560 helpful votes 560 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's small, it's open plan (almost open air), and you may have to line up for a table, but A Fish Called Coogee serves many delicious varieties of fish and some great crunchy chips at a reasonable price. The fish, marinated in several interesting ways, is displayed for you to choose from. Then you just sit back and wait for... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A Fish Called Coogee was an exprience. Thankfully we made the decision to hop in a cab and check this place out on our first day in Sydney. Walking into the awesome little BYOB gem, I was instantly transfixed on the options of fresh fish, shellfish, sauces, sides, and the open grill to watch all the action. I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place really hit my seafood craving. Grilled fish that has good flavour and good size portion and all round perfect. Ill be back again.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

If you love fish and chips freshly cooked but like me would rather not have the batter and have a choice of the type of fish and how it is cooked this is the place to go. A brilliant inspirational concept, these guys have nailed it!

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I know it's been there a long time and is obviously successful but I have a problem with seeing seafood sitting in a variety of sauces and obviously cooking by that and not knowing h ow long it has been sitting there. So If I go which isn't that often I always only order the fish the grill and hasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The food is excellent the tables outside however were not as clean as we would have liked. You pick your food from a refrigerated display and its cooked fresh. Beware though if you order chips you get a mountain of them!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

love this place, have never had anything I don't like. Beats all other seafood joints hands down, it's not cheap but I've paid a lot more for worse when it comes to seafood. Highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Randwick  >  Coogee
  • Phone Number: (02) 9664 7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?