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A Fish Called Coogee

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$$ - $$$
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finding a fish and chip shop open in the day is a rarity these days as they become more unpolitical correct food to eat these day but they were once the main stay of many family's trying to survive . This place has every form of cooking equipment you can name salamander grills , hot plates, deep fryers , flame... More 

Thank Brent H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Listen lads, if you really looking too impress your bird (or just some friends) then look no further, the seafood selection here is amazing and with flavours that will dance across your pallet I can almost guarantee you'll be doing some bedroom dancing of your own after eating here, price wise? I've eaten here a few times and It doesnt... More 

Thank Sam L
Elounda, Greece
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fresh fish cooked on grill in front of clients Good rice, vegetable and chip sides. Prices very reasonable by Coogee excessive standards. Shame tables and chairs uncomfortable and so few and not cleaned enough. Spoils the experience.

Thank albrummer
Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small shop 200m or so from the Coogee beach. We ordered fish and chips, plus battered prawns. Both fresh and fried to perfection, crisp outside and moist inside. Seasoning was also good, specially for the prawns. The atmosphere is laid back, beach life, of sorts - the tables and floor of the customer space could be a... More 

Thank pspolito
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's very expensive for what it is, essentially take away fish n chips. Particularly when the whole place needs a clean, there were flies around the fish, our plates were left on the counter and the food was average.

Thank Samwise_88
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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78 reviews
65 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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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