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Westshore Fish Cafe

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112a Charles Street | Westshore, Napier, New Zealand
(06) 834 0227
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good burgers

Had takeaway burgers this time. Nice homemade taste. Chips were cooked perfectly and all at a very fair price. Have to wait a little bit (20min) as they are very popular and we didn't ring ahead (didn't know what they had). The cafe part was busy, same food and average atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne K
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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209 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had takeaway burgers this time. Nice homemade taste. Chips were cooked perfectly and all at a very fair price. Have to wait a little bit (20min) as they are very popular and we didn't ring ahead (didn't know what they had). The cafe part was busy, same food and average atmosphere.

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Thank Wayne K
Hereford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place newly changed hands and run by a husband and wife team. Great welcome and great food.- fairly priced. You can choose your size portion. The fish is fresh daily and is cooked to perfection. A small unassuming place that would be easy to drive past.

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Thank susanfordjones
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just wanted the Kiwi takeaway to eat in our motel with a bottle of perfectly matched Hawkes Bay Te Awanga Chardonnay! We chose the crumbed blue cod with spicy wedges and garlic aioli sauce. Will return here on another visit - all perfectly cooked, not too oily, crisp and fresh fish.

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Thank dalfamnest
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Fresh as always. New owners learnt the tricks of the old owners and have done a good job. Hadn't been here for ages, used to be my grandfather's favourite spot. Definitely recommend to those that want quality fresh fish and chips. A wide selection of species to choose from too.

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Thank Andrew B
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Busy place. Clearly popular. Staff very slow about what they were doing. They were aware that in holiday weekends they are super busy. But seemed only to have minimal staff on. Waited 30 mins in the queue to be then told another 1.5 hours wait. Looked like there was bulk cooking of fish and chips so not sure why they... More 

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Thank TanyaFitzgerald
Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I purchased a dinner meal which had sausages, fish, chips, lemon, tartare sauce and tomato sauce. The fish was beautiful and fresh best I have had for a while. Everything else in the box was OK

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Thank Jenny R
Napier, New Zealand
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have been here on several occasions and the food has been good most times. However, at times the fish is too small to consider calling it a decent size. The chips are nice and crunchy! Just work on having less batter and more fish!

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Thank sergei123321
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38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Hands down would have to be the best fish and chips I've had. Not oily, nicely crumbed or battered and the chips were really good. The kumara chips were sensational! It's always a good sign when there's hardly any oil on the paper!!

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Thank Karen M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Beautifully fresh fish, excellent menu, great service, reasonable pricing and close to where I was staying - couldn't ask for more.

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Thank 2xs
Ngaruawahia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our motel host recommended we have dinner here and we weren't disappointed. The fisherman's basket/platter was very generous and great value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112a Charles Street | Westshore, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: (06) 834 0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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