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The Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, British
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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2280
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Robina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Smokehouse is located at the scenic Mapua Wharf. We were there on a sunny Friday evening & the whole joint was pumping - great atmosphere with live music & a number of venues for eating & drinking. The Smokehouse was doing a roaring trade & the wait time on cooked orders was around 45 mins. This wasn't a problem... More 

Thank MrandMrsDespot
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local fish and chips and smoked fish outlet. We had noticed how busy / popular it was the previous evening but we had other plans that night. Today after a day sailing and tramping in Abel Tasman my wife was insistent. This was where we were going. Again it was a constant stream of locals and tourists. You wait at... More 

Thank Paul M
United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had snapper and founder and a scoop and a half of chips. It was heaven. The batter was crispy and light. The fish was moist and tasty. The chips were crisp and served with the right amount of salt. The food is cooked order and boy, is it worth the wait. The staff are great too. Eating... More 

Thank bighead
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our charter they serve us some smoked fish and mussels for lunch, it was soon good that we needed more for dinner. So, we popup at the beautiful Mapua warf and bought more smoked mussels (3 ways), smoked pates and smoked fish... I'm back home and already miss this beautiful products that they have. Simple amazing!

Thank ane_port
Ashburton, New Zealand
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260 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went to the smokehouse to buy smoked fish but succumbed to the smell of cooking. We had a mussel fritter each that was so delicious and a meal in itself. The smoked fish we had the next day was equally delicious. A must to visit if you like fish

Thank Marg22
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We often order then have a drink at the Golden Bear while we wait. Fresh fish varieties change according to catch. Very nicely cooked with large chips.

Thank Diana B
Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Love the food and staff!!! I use to work here and I really enjoyed coming to work. I never herd of this place before untill l had applied work I am glad I did the staff are always happy and cheerfull to work along side with fish n chips are just amazing. Can't find any better around . I highly... More 

Thank JoSingh
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Mapua is is great location and the Wharf is friendly and laid back. Great smoked fish - lovely setting.

Thank irenedavid606
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Had a quick bite here and it totally blew us out of the water! The fish and chips were to die for! Highly recommend!

Thank Amber B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Quick service great chips and a water view on picnic tables. The service was very friendly and efficient recommending the best quality fish on this particular day. ....and you can taste wine just across the way. Just do it.

Thank rickd936

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2280
Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favorite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free

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