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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
03-540-2280
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolute Tops

We were told by our accommodation providers to go to the Smokehouse for fish and how right they were. We purchased a large fillet of smoked Kingfish to go with a salad for our evening meal,wow was that a treat,smoked to perfection and I must say it was one of the best we have tasted The only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
dcleghorn
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We were told by our accommodation providers to go to the Smokehouse for fish and how right they were. We purchased a large fillet of smoked Kingfish to go with a salad for our evening meal,wow was that a treat,smoked to perfection and I must say it was one of the best we have tasted The only mistake we made... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

fish is beautifully hot smoked, and is still succulent and moist. Both the salmon and warehou are favourites. The fish and chips are excellent with the fish being cooked to order. Turbot is usually on the menu and is SO good. I confess though, I don't like batter so peel it off. A grilled or griddle cooked option would be... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This fish and chip shop does some of the best fish and chips around. Quick efficient service; fresh fish and crispy chips. Has a small outdoor eating area, but also plenty of tables in the area to sit and enjoy your food while watching the activity in and around Mapua wharf.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to The Smokehouse on a very busy evening & were warned there would be a 30 minute wait, so went for a walk along the beautiful waterfront. When our fish & chips were ready they were delicious, the fish was very fresh & the chips were perfect. One slight problem was that the fish had not been drained... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had heard this was pretty good. And wow.....people were right. Little bit on the pricey side, but then what isnt in a holiday destination. However the price wasnt an issue once I tried the fish.....amazing batter and great tasting fish inside. Rest of family had some of their other options and everyone was happy. Washed down nicely with a craft... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are looking for good fish and chips and your in the Nelson area then head out to Mapua and try The Smokehouse. The selection is good and prices are fair and you get a good portion. I had the Bluenose and it was great. Couldn't finish it all. A nice thing to do is walk across the way... More 

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Renwick, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had bluenose and chips from here over the New Year holiday - very nicely cooked and portions huge. Mapua was very busy but we only had to wait about 15 mins for our food - excellent.

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Auckland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really wonderful fish and chips! Cheap prices, friendly service. This place is very popular, so on a summers day if you arrive at 7 pm it may take an hour to get your order.

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Tokyo, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Fantastic smoked fish including many varieties I was unfamiliar with. All were utterly delicious and so much so we made a return trip the following day!

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Mapua, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You can smell the smokehouse, you wait outside or stroll to the wharf, taking in the sights and smells. Look at the current which is amazing. Grab your goodies and enjoy on one of the many places to sit looking at the water. Bliss

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03-540-2280

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?