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The Codfather Restaurant

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Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 10 020 0286
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our local favourite and certainly one of the better seafood places in Gauteng. The service is excellent

Thank July N
Brighton, England
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, I'm not a fish lover, so I wasn't really keen to go. But, once you find the place, hidden away in an apartment complex it's actually very very good. The waiter we had was really excellent and the Kingklip and Red Snapper were both fantastic. All is all a fantastic Sunday Lunch. It was so good we've booked to... More 

Thank Hardlypodd
Boskruin, Johannesburg
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the old venue in Morningside for its comfortable ambience and laid-back style. Being situated in Sandton's "Millionaire Mile", the new restaurant is obviously much more upmarket, but it's still got its flair for wonderful seafood and sushi. They have updated the menu to include a lot more meat dishes, salads and vegetarian dishes. And the ice creams and... More 

Thank ChrisV1310
West Midlands
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with great ambience. The menu is varied, but ditch it and head to the seafood counter. There you will find an eclectic mix of fish, both local and beyond. Theses fellas know how to cook and they will prepare all the chosen cuts, exactly how you like it. RSA is known for steak, but if... More 

Thank Blighty-man
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The venue is a bit soulless. It's large and modern in decor and there's nothing particularly wrong with it - it just lacks personality. We were shown to the fish counter - I'm always worried by tempting items that don't have a price tag displayed! The gentleman who showed us the fish was very knowledgable and enthusiastic but he ruined... More 

Thank SRBoC
Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves fresh seafood from oysters and mussels to fillets of fish and lobster. The restaurant is certainly not cheap, however the quality is always very good to excellent. The deck area is great for fresh air. The bar is exceptionally well stocked. Probably in the top 5 seafood restaurants in Sandton.

1 Thank MDTraveller2725
Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very modern restaurant in the new multistory luxury apartment building. Seared tuna is to die for, the best in Joburg so far, and the portion was very generous. Definitely coming back to try other dishes. The restaurant is bit pricier than average though: R600-R700 for a meal for two is a minimum that you are going to spend here.

Thank KirillOussov
Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for a birthday lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It was a great time. There is a a lot of space so tables are spacious. The service is great and the menu is diverse. Didn't ask about Wifi but when you are there the vibe is such that you wouldn't want to be on your phone anyway. When... More 

Thank Nkat3ko
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A nice and busy restaurant, with good menu, friendly staff, and a sea food counter to choose your own sea food. The restaurant was extremely busy when we visited, and there was a problem with one of our dishes. What was impressive was how the staff handled this, and wanted to ensure that everything was rectified. The owner even came... More 

Thank Ruth E
Toronto, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am surprised this eatery is not in the top 10 of trip advisor. It looks like tripadvisor follows the rule of : " there is a lie, there is a big lie and there is statistics!" The restaurant is a seafood lovers gem. Simply get some tapas, some salad or rizzoto and make your own combination of seafood from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 10 020 0286
The Codfather is Joburg's finest seafood experience. We serve the finest seafood and delicious grills. We offer private dining as well as functions. We also have a whiskey and cigar bar tailored to your liking. Everything you could ask for in a premium dining experience under one roof.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?