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140 rue du Vallon des Auffes | 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 52 14 38
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11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
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Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a day trip to Marseille and of course I had to find a place to try the Bouillabaisse Marseillaise. The reason I picked Chez FonFon as it is not located in the tourist area and with quite high rating. The traditional fisherman’s bouillabaisse costs EUR53 for 1 person plus 15% which is quite pricey. The soup was made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice setting - not plush, more of a fancy café feel. Wait staff were welcoming and friendly. The bouillabaisse... well... I'm reluctant to criticise it because perhaps it represented authentic bouillabaisse. The serving was certainly generous. Lots of fish... but it seemed dry and overcooked to me. The broth was tasty. I loved the garlic rouille and aioli. But... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Chez Fonfon. Ordered bouilabaisse for 2 and it was excellent with a lot of fish. We were constantly offered soup refills and the staff were attentive. Price not cheap but certainly not exorbitant especially in view of the quality of the food and their "pedigree". Highly recommended.

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Thank ZSiow
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday in Fonfon last week and we were not disappointed. We ordered the catch of the day and the famous fish soup which were all delicious. I can only recommend this place - not the cheapest but worth trying for a special occasion or to taste the best fish soup in town

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Thank Laura K
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food was good. However I have been to less high end bouillabaisse places but that were featuring a more authentic cuisine (I grew up in Provence). The really sad part about this place is the service. Our table of 7 was constantly asking for refills of broth, water and bread croutons. Given the mandatory gratuity for larger groups and the... More 

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Thank YeyeNewYork
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a great view and classical setting. While we were excited to have authentic Bouillabaisse, I can't say this was earth shattering.

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Thank Brian G
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location is premium, the service is fresh and the food is simply breath taking ! The Bouillabaisse is a must !

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Thank Peer K
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Came here as every other place in Marseille was charging on average 50 euro a person and you have to order for 2. This restaurant you can order individually and don't have to share in case the other person wants to order something else. Service was a tad slow as our waiter kept forgetting out wine order. No rush as... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

For one of the most amazing bouillabaisses, you have to go here. The nice waiters also show and explain how to eat it for the best experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Good bouillabaisse , the fish is presented before you eat . Nice surroundings overlooking the sea inlet and fisherman preparing for the evening journey. No air con though was my only gripe but all in all glad I went.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$52 - US$148
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Monday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Thursday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Friday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Saturday
11:55 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 rue du Vallon des Auffes | 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 52 14 38

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