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Fish out of Water

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Address:
117 King William Road
Hyde Park SA 5061
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Contact:
Tel : +61 8 8272 1996
Fax : +61 8 8172 2196
Cuisine
Cuisine: Seafood
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Price Range: $$
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“The funkiest take away fish ‘n chip shop in the universe” is what the menu lured me in with. So I took the bait. This boutique take-away has grown from an iconic big fish in the local waters of Adelaide to being called our country’s best; it now stars in an Australian tourism documentary shown on international airlines.

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If you are angling for the average fish and chip feed then take your tackle elsewhere!
Fish from “the old school” are still guaranteed to be caught here, such as whiting, flake and butterfish. Fried fancies include potato cakes, dim sims and seafood sticks; or pay homage to the stalwart of Aussie fast food and “go a Chiko Roll”. This boutique take-away has grown from an iconic big fish in the local waters of Adelaide to being called our country’s best; it now stars in an Australian tourism documentary shown on international airlines. With produce such as plump Tasmanian scallops, succulent New Zealand mussels, Atlantic salmon and majestic South Australian king prawns; Fish out of Water rides waves ahead. Watch owner/chef Andrew Lolic at the grill and you will appreciate his respectful treatment of ingredients – a gem from the sunken treasure of skilful seafood cookery.

His talent is put to good use on seasonal specials such as tuna steak, snapper, barramundi, pacific dory and flathead. Gourmet packs can be made up with these beauties and your choice of three tantalising salads. Locals often grab a tub of the popular potato and bacon salad (boasting whole egg mayo) to graze upon while window-shopping along the fashionable King William Road. The “Vicious Burgers” have attracted a fanatical following and are best enjoyed at one of the retro tables within. Choose your cheese (bocconcini or Jarlsberg) and have it added to a burger of chicken breast fillet, cevapcici spicy sausage or char-grilled fish. Vegetarians are appeased with falafel, marinated eggplant and kalamata olives. I brought my seafood bounty home and enjoyed it with a bottle of South Australian wine. In the ocean of fish and chippers, Fish out of Water is a prized catch.

Roz Taylor
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Vic Roberts:

Great, modern fish and chips. Have been getting takeaway from here for years and it never disappoints. People tell me the salads are good too although I tend to eat the fish with the freshly squeezed lemon right out of the box!review  16/12/2012

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Alice:

Always a regular at FOOW. Certainly improved since the new owners. Fresh salads; loving the new additions! For a real treat, give the salmon a go. Keep an eye out for the specials on the board each day. Will continue to be my local. Love ya work!!review  26/01/2012

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Julian Bond:

Usually good and I have been a regular customer. Salads are nice and service is always friendly and prompt. However when you spend over $50 on 3 not so large fillets of fish you expect it to be cooked properly... rare for the tuna steak and cooked for the whiting. If this was an dine-in restaurant, I would have left without paying, as its a take-away you are left with a bad taste in your mouth and out-of-pocket. Check the fish is cooked before leaving,review  08/01/2012

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