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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
03-540-2280
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best.

Outstanding fish & chip establishment. A very good selection of seafood and everything is cooked to order. Definitely one of the best we have found on our travels around New Zealand as the fish was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection - excellent value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Denis C
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Eye, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We thought the fish n chips here were pretty average. Quiet disappointing to be honest. We wouldn’t come back unless we were starving and had no other options.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Outstanding fish & chip establishment. A very good selection of seafood and everything is cooked to order. Definitely one of the best we have found on our travels around New Zealand as the fish was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection - excellent value.

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North Island, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was getting a wee bit dark and cold in the evening so the smoked fish wasn't appealing and we tried the fish and chips having read the online reviews. The place was busy so there is a wee wait (10-15 minutes) and the F&Cs are exactly as you expect from any local chippy, they were OK but not great.... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amongst the best fish and chips which I have eaten and enjoyed al fresco on the benches around the corner as the sun set over the estuary. We arrived near to closing as the staff appeared to be setting up some sort of celebration. They obligingly took our order, however, and cooked it from fresh. Fantastic experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed in Mapua for ten days and had takeaways from the smokehouse fish and chip shop twice because they were so good. Perfectly dry crunchy golden chips and a choice of generous fish fillets beautifully cooked. Very generous portion sizes. Be prepared for a wait as it is so popular but there are plenty of distractions to fill in... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at the smokehouse in Mapua a couple of times while away on holiday and it was fantastic. The blue cod when they have it is delicious but equally as good is the fish of the day. Tasty fish and lovely chips eaten at one of the many picnic tables on the wharf is a wonderful... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sadly, of the two visits, both we've encountered smile-less staff/friendly service; each time, different staff. For fish and chips the food was good, not outstanding, but fine. Unsure if we'll pop back.

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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Mapua can be pretty pricey, making this place a good option so it's great that their prices are reasonable and food good. We only had a small meal, but were so tempted by all that was on offer. I'll definitely return!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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