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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (26 reviews)
“whitebait” (4 reviews)
“red snapper” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Crn 1ST Avenue & Rivonia RD | 3 Stan Road, Sandown, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Were asked to have a look at the fresh fish. Nice educated setting. Mainly business people. Lovely food.

Thank Pete_Trees
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no words to describe the quality and creativity of the new sushi creations... it was just sublime!!

Thank stephanielK7298GP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a 'go to' place in Sandton. The food is excellent and a very good value. I ate breakfast there because I was staying in the hotel where the restaurant is located. I had the oatmeal and fruit -- it was perfect and...More

Thank Tanksmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant on a recent trip to SA and it was fantastic. The gentleman serving us had some great recommendations of the fresh seafood and specials of the day and the menu choice was also extensive. I had mussels which were fabulous...More

Thank csl89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and a friend were frequent visitors to the "old" Codfather in Rivonia, so, with both of us back in Jo'burg, decided to try the new Sandton venue. Our evening at The Codfather started on a low note, and multiple service niggles after that added...More

Thank ValL_SA
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. The best ice-cream in joburg. You have to come here. The seafood is the best. Go to the counter and select your seafood. Have it prepared the way you like, then indulge in the ice-cream. Owners are around to check and ensure you...More

Thank Graeme_OD
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Came in for a dinner with a couple of friends. Had a very funny run with the owner of the place, did an excellent job explaining everything n made us wanna order every dish in and out of the menu 😹 Re seafood from s...More

Thank roye455
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This restaurant moved from Rivonia side closer to Sandton City area. The location is a bit hidden and even though it is in the middle of bustling Sandton, you hear no noise. Food is exceptional and service is outstanding. It is a huge place so...More

1  Thank Zana M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Having been to the old location last time we went to SA, this was our first visit to the new premises. Absolutely lovely restaurant. The service from start to end was fantastic too - we were seated in a busy restaurant beside a table who...More

Thank Gogues
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The first time I visited the new Codfather on Stan in Sandton I was disappointed about the relocation. However, in the short time it has been open it has, yet again, acquired the wonderful warm ambience it has. Maria, has been very kind every time...More

Thank Kathy G
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Is there a dress code?
2 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Blighty-man | Reviewed this property |
No, very relaxed.
Is the Codfather child friendly
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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