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A Fish Called Coogee

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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
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229 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
(02) 9664 7700
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is dreadful the food is not fresh I actually felt sick once I had a few bites of the fish. It's so overpriced a school canteen serves nicer food. The owner is rude and arrogant and the service was shocking. Would defiantly never visit this place again!

Thank Jayde S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best value fish and chips I have had for some time. Great value, good service, very tasty and only a about a two minute walk from the beach. What's not to like!

Thank M H
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes for this place after doing the Bondi - Coogee coastal path. Mess all over tables, with local wildlife enjoying the remnants of leftover dishes. Slow service as well, and the chips not proper 'fish & chips' - clearly from a bag and not hand cut from a potato. The fish was OK, outside of the batter, but... More 

Thank chrisV7786NU
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Good food and service. Calamari was delicious, better than the fish'n'chips on coogee beach. Scallops were undercooked and bland but overall food was good. Lots of fresh options such as Tuna, salmon, oysters and prawns which is a bonus!

Thank MazTheFoody
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here with my girlfriend and friends, we ordered prawns, calamari, oyster...all good, however the fish and chips was incredible, the best place for fish and chips in Coogee beach

Thank AresQ
Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the fish & chips. The batter was nice and light and crispy. As a Canadian, I was admittedly very apprehensive when I saw the skin was still on the deep fried fillet, but there was no "fishy" taste at all. As someone who doesn't like tarter sauce, I also really appreciated the sauce options available.... More 

Thank Dana_Victoria
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The fish is fresh and grilled. They have a great side salad along with grilled bok choy. Street-side seating and benches inside top off the casual stop for fresh fish in Coogee. It's a little pricey but I've never been disappointed. The marinated scallops are delicious.

1 Thank Tim R
Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We really enjoyed eating here as we could pick out all kinds of seafood and have them cook it on the spot. Balanese Sambal Salmon, BBQ king prawns, Lemon Dill Kingfish, Chili and Basil Barraumdi, Teriyaki Tuna, Lime an coconut perch, Brazilian Barramundi, Japanese Miso Blue Eye.etc We also enjoyed to sides such as various rices and greens such as... More 

Thank 1naturalist
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

we loved eating here, so informal, you choose the fish fresh, and they cook it for you, or take away or eat it there. Amazing prawns and oysters!

Thank Carolina L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend this place to anyone. Yes it looks appealing from the outside but It's significantly over priced for what you can get elsewhere for half the price. Also, the customer service is below par and the food portion size is kids size. Go elsewhere!

1 Thank Corey101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $26
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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