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A Fish Called Coogee

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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229 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
+61 2 9664 7700
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As locals we grab dinner from here a couple of times every month. We love to order take away and then wander down and eat at the beach when the weather is nice. It's also great to pop in for a healthy takeaway option for dinner on the way home from work. The food is always fresh and delicious but... More 

Thank AlixMH
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

The premise of selecting raw fish from a display and having it cooked to order was new to me. All the raw seafood I saw was marinated except the squid. Prices are per 100 grams, I was happy with 300 grams of barramundi. Prices seemed fair, but a meal with sides and no drinks was not cheap. I asked if... More 

Thank JayLynch
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

For two years this has been my "go to" fish and chipper. We've always ordered the battered fish, chips and potato scallops and they have always been consistently light, crispy and delicious until recently .... the batter on the fish and scallops was heavy, dense and chewy. Not nice at all. I haven't been back since.

Thank 3PeasInAP0D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Awesome little byo café / restaurant serving amazing selection of fresh fish. Consistently good for 8 years I have been visiting. A must for fish lovers. Lime and chilli John Dory and Asian greens a fav

Thank Chris N
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

A fish called Coogee has a counter full of raw fish; you then choose how it is cooked and have a choice of sides and sauces. Although a bit pricey this can be a nice change from the usual deep fried fish, I like having the extra choice and thought they cooked my fish very well.

Thank Alexander W
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Been here a few times now, the fish and the marinades are incredible. Tried pretty much everything but highly recommend the tuna steaks, prawns and scallops. Quite expensive for what it is, but hey I regularly buy my seafood from the fish market so probably not fair to compare.

Thank JonTravellerAU
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $26
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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>  > Coogee
  • Neighborhood: Coogee
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9664 7700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Coogee

Neighborhood Profile
Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs that does not have big waves, making it an excellent family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity footballers! A little further south is Wylie’s Baths, offering sweeping 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean, and it is perfect for a swim or a few laps. Plenty of dining choices surround the beach, including the famous fish and chips.
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