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The Codfather Restaurant

Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
+27 10 020 0286
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“red snapper” (4 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we are in Joburg we have to have a meal here. Excellent setting, excellent food. Try the sushi and sashimi and go to the fish bar to indulce youself. Lobstertail Thermidor style absolust must and go for the king prawns. Enjoy a Stellenbosch sparkling...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place! They sent a van to pick us up and drop us off. The food was fantastic, I had Ostrich which was the best I have ever had! All eight of us had a fabulous meal which included wine. It was extremely...More

Thank brit99
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The food is simply amazing. Fresh seafood prepared with amazing flavours. The tapas and the home made pasta is delicious. Unfortunately the service could have been better. The waiter never once asked if we were happy with our meal, not were we asked if we...More

Thank RalphSinger
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Kept on hearing about this restaurant and finally decided with a family member to give this place a try during the week. Well, it's jam packed and by luck we got a table for 2. The service from Steven, our Bulgarian wonder, made it a...More

1  Thank Nav_Chan_SA
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We visited The Codfather as an exec team for a dinner. The service was fast, efficient and very friendly. As usual, menu options explained to us and the daily specials fresh from Richardsbay detailed. Having the off menu options explained while standing at the fish...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the restaurant after a long day on the beach, was greeted with great service and food. Was a bit pricey but definitely worth it

Thank Connor D
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

For a number of years, I have known Rob, from when he worked for a restaurant named Midori and had not known where he had moved to. A friend recommended we meet for drinks at the codfather. We had a few drinks and were then...More

Thank Tzoro1
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Been twice for business meetings, first time excellent second time was less impressive. Sushi is absolutely top notch. Tapas dishes less so. Wide variety to choose from. Parking is a breeze in buzy Sandton. Overall I would recommend.

Thank Etienne R
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Interesting and different seafood experience. You basically go to a counter where they have all the available product. You choose what you want them to cook for you and they put everything together in a tray. Nice experience.

Thank pperezla
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We had a work dinner on a Tuesday evening. Luckily we booked as the restaurant was quite busy. My seafood curry was large and very tasty. My one colleagues had a prawn and langoustine platter and raved about it. The grilled line fish was very...More

Thank Les P
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Blighty-man | Reviewed this property |
No, very relaxed.
8 November 2016|
Response from Aneesa82 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I have a 2 month old and won't take her there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, 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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