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29 Holtermann St, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9966 0445
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 11:30
18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 11:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 11:30
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent, the location relaxed and the food was very good. The issue is portion sizes - 5 scallops the size of a 5c piece as a main course, a magnificent piece of (thin) Orange Roughy smaller than my hand. Even my wife ate something on the way home and her appetite is petite. My suggestion is to... More 

Thank Bond010
Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is always great. It might be worth recommending however that some dishes require a side of some sort of green as they do not come with anything. That aside, the service here was excellent.

Thank Hayden C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Staff were helpful, cheerful and efficient. We enjoyed our experience immensely.

Thank judy k
Tokyo, Japan
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crows nest hosts 100 or more restaurants. It used to be a THE place to eat 25 years ago. As Sydney expanded, more restaurant areas sprang up and the once mighty Crows Nest became second or third choice. Restaurants too dropped in quality and service. Cheap eats popped up all over the main dining strip. Visiting GARFISH was a trip... More 

Thank Imtiaz I
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Barra with sweet potato and the Trumpeter fish with mash along with a side of salad and chips. Everything was delicious. The produce is fresh and the flavours are great. The service is also excellent, proficient and friendly. The quality is high so expect to pay a little more (but it is worth it).

Thank SylG050
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice in the one week, once with our young adult children and the other time with 2 other couples to celebrate my husband's birthday. As always, we received excellent and friendly service. We were greeted warmly, our table (outside) was ready for us on time and the food (predominantly seafood) was so fresh, and so delicious, we... More 

Thank Skandi2014
North Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great sea food, happy staff, well priced. Place has been around for years which speaks for it's popularity.

Thank geoff662015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to use a gift voucher I'd been given as a gift. Our meal was less than the voucher amount. Instead of amending the voucher with the new balance (so we could come back and un all likelihood spend our own money at the restaurant) they told us they were not willing to do this. Waitress told us we had... More 

Thank fairtravelling
Bergen, Norway
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly outstanding fish restaurant. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. A great variety of fresh fish prepared to perfection. We had natural oysters for a starter and the grilled Orange Roughy and the baked snapper for the main course. Both were perfect. Nice quiet location.

Thank 936EricL936
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently great. Daily fresh fish menu guarantees best in season. Friendly, knowledgable staff without attitude.

Thank kimboholt

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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
Average prices
US$38 - US$38
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Holtermann St, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9966 0445
Our focus is on serving the freshest fish available at a reasonable price for the ultimate seafood dining experience. Free parking (2 hrs Mon - Sat and all day Sun) is available in the council car park 50 metres from our Crows Nest restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?