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The Smokehouse

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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
03-540-2280
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 54
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh fried feast...

After I was fried to imperfection at Kaiteriteri Beach, I decided to go for fish and chips at the Smokehouse in Mapua as at least two people had recommended. What a delight! I don't remember the last time I had fish and chips. I seldom eat fried food so this was a special treat. I went for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dianclair
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Seattle/Tacoma
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Seattle/Tacoma
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After I was fried to imperfection at Kaiteriteri Beach, I decided to go for fish and chips at the Smokehouse in Mapua as at least two people had recommended. What a delight! I don't remember the last time I had fish and chips. I seldom eat fried food so this was a special treat. I went for the snapper, fresh... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Felt a bit peckish but didn’t want a really heavy meal so we decided to share a scoop of chips and fish of the day. Waited a bit longer than we thought necessary (there were only a couple of people with orders before us), and I agree with one of the other reviewers that they need a better order pick-up... More 

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Thank mooseandbok
Crete
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always use this place when we have been walking or cycling on Rabbit island. Food always fresh and yummy.

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Thank suepalin
Nelson
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had Chips here over the last ten years on and off but today may be the last. The Chips were overdone ,dry and tasteless , the sausage"s were low grade too. What a shame , i would like to see a proper English chippie there with experienced fryers and most of all Vinegar for some taste ! Disappointed once again.

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Thank Simon D
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fish and chips takeaway on a very wet evening to take back to our b&b. I ordered one of the varieties of fish but the server told me that unfortunately that particular variety of fish was not perfect quality and suggested another variety (which was cheaper). Great honesty and we were very pleased with the alternative. Great value, tasty... More 

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Thank C A
Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at the Smokehouse for some fish and chips on the wharf. The fish was really fresh and tasty and came out quickly. We also had a spring roll, these had a lot more batter than the usual but were still very tasty. One small thing is that they didn't include a lemon wedge which is always nice... More 

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Thank gl0betr0tting2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read various comments about the takeaways of this long held favourite spot on the wharf. A Wednesday nite we didn't wait too long and our snapper and chips was delicious although more pricey than elsewhere. I'd rather pay a little more for quality so it was worth it for just 2 of us.

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Thank Cassie930
London, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the UK, I was keen to try a Kiwi version of our favourite dish. Overall, was impressed. Good price, felt like quality fish product and great batter. Takes about 15 mins for food to come. Friendly place. Some tips, 1) why use so much paper to wrap them in. I noticed a few customers commenting, surely you can... More 

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Thank Jeff W
Perth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a carry out here on the 19th January 2016 and have to say it rates among the best we've eaten. The battered blue cod was sweet and crispy and the chips were perfect. A scoop of chips is more than ample for two people. Very friendly service.

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Thank 95Jean
Nelson
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked into the Smokehouse for Fish'n Chips tonight (receipt time was just after 5pm, Sunday 24 January). Young guy (Jesse) didn't want to acknowledge us. Finally got a bland acknowledgment (no one else in the shop during this time), then told us he would be with us soon. The phone rang, and he served the customer. It took all my... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?