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A Fish Called Coogee

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Seafood, Australian
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good choice of fish dishes

Probably offers the greatest range of fish dishes in Coogee. Most fish is charged by weight and, once selected, is quickly cooked while you wait. Trade seems to be largely takeaway, but there are a few tables outside and bench seating and tables alongside one wall if you want to eat in. Limited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elias52
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably offers the greatest range of fish dishes in Coogee. Most fish is charged by weight and, once selected, is quickly cooked while you wait. Trade seems to be largely takeaway, but there are a few tables outside and bench seating and tables alongside one wall if you want to eat in. Limited choice of accompaniments available. Prices were reasonable... More 

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Thank Elias52
Rutherglen
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told to expect Sydney's best fish and chips - oh dear Sydney. On the good side the prawns and scallops were lovely.

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Thank chambers_b
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a little tak away shop on Coogee Bay Road and an excellent feed. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to lunch or dinner here. We had the Grilled Barramundi and chips and it was pretty good to say the least. Some of the best fish and chips I have eaten in a while.

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Thank Noggy1957
Chester, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

When it's time for a fish & chips takeout, you want something tasty and fresh. This place delivers on quality. Excellent, well battered and flaky fish. Good portion of chips, too. Watching the guys at work you can see they know what they're doing. The salmon and the scallops also looked great. Prices not the cheapest but certainly you get... More 

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Thank chestervoyager
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A Fish Called Coogee provided a delicious meal. The portion size was great and the food was fresh. The cafe was clean and had a huge range of marinated fish and seafood. It was the best fish and chips I've had.

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Thank Phil L
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a must if you are in coogee all the food including the sides are excellent, Cool and casual bring a bottle of wine get a table outside and enjoy watching a fight take place outside the pub on the corner whilst you tuck into some deliciously marinated seafood. Great night

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Thank Hooleyh
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's a self serve, very basic establishment with a tantalising display of seafood to choose from. The food is worthy of any fine restaurant and a local favourite. Take a seat on the uncomfortable wooden benches but bring your best wine. If you're nice they'll let you put chilled wine in their beverage fridge to keep cool. The staff are... More 

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Thank Lizard14
Toowoomba Queensland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This cafe is tucked into a small space in Coogee Bay Rd. The focus is fresh seafood waiting to be cooked to your liking. Salmon fillets beautifully cooked, fresh garden salad, steamed bokchoy, crispy fries, octopus, thai fish cakes and lots more. Apparently it has been there since 2000 which is a pretty good indication of what the locals think... More 

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Thank elegance535
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Terrible service, tasteless chips and fish, scrawny calamari was like rubber! Serving size small and over priced. Also they are cash only so obviously not paying their fair share of tax. ATO should audit them! Do not recommend it.

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Thank Jolene B
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Just finished my 2nd helping of fresh battered fish from here, the fish was really fresh, fast service, and the atmosphere was great. If youre planning on eating in you need to be quick on your feet the tables go fast. Its the best fish and chips in Sydney.

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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: Seafood, 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?