With now a revamped venue and menu, Kailis has been serving up superb quality seafood for the last 75 years, providing the ultimate seafood experience in Fremantle.
- Open Days/times:11am - 8pm Daily
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
George P Kailis (founder) arrived in Australia from the Greek Island of Kastellorizo in 1914. The seafaring background of his ancestors was influential in his decision to pioneer seafood opportunities in Western Australia. In 1928 he founded G.P. Kailis & Sons. In those days, when a meal of prawns and crayfish together cost less than the price of a newspaper today, G.P. Kailis & Sons was a preferred supplier of seafood not just for locals, but also for many interstate and international visitors to Western Australia.
75 years later, the founder's youngest son Victor Kailis, and his grandson, George are able to view the activity around the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour from the boardwalk of their highly successful seafood outlet, Kailis' Fish Market Cafe.
Within minutes of fishermen having unloaded their daily catch at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, it is in the Kailis kitchen.
Since the opening of Kailis' Fish Market Café in December 1986, turnover has more than trebled and the business has garnered numerous accolades. It has won on 3 occasions the coveted "Sir David Brand Award for Best Popular Restaurant & Food Service for Tourists" and has been inducted into the State's Tourism Hall of Fame. Victor was named 'Employer of the Year' by the Restaurant & Catering Association and, most recently, Kailis' Fish Market Café was voted 'Best Fish and Chips in the Metropolitan Area' at the Western Australian Fishing Industry Awards.