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Crusty Crab Takeaway

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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2 Cass Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
9 4037 754
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Russell for two days, had their battered Terikihi for lunch on day one and enjoyed it so much we went back the second day for 2x double helpings. There is nothing like fresh fish in crispy batter!!

Thank grimbo13
Snells Beach
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up pizza for kids on holiday. Good value, decent quality takeout pizza, fast. Kids happy. Also seem busy with locals for fush n chups so if you're after a quick, basic feed for lowish bucks, this is a good bet (unlike the extortionate price for similar pizza over the water in Paihia).

Thank Jo W
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Russell, got fish and chips one dinner time and sat on the beach to eat. The fish was cheap cuts that fell out of the batter if back in the UK we wouldn't feed this fish to cats never mind humans! Very very over priced for what you get!

Thank debbiedale1361
Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there 3 times over the past 3 years and each time I have had the fresh fish battered and each time my fish has fallen out of the batter ...so I end up with one big mess...as for the egg burger I had this time it was very nice but bloody expensive for an egg burger ..it... More 

Thank kathybeckham
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Grab the compulsory fish in chips while in beautiful Russell today. Being a Sunday seems to make even more legit! Friendly staff and I grab some fresh Terakei... Underrated in my view with its regular comparison to snapper. Lots of guests take there lunch or dinner down to the waters edge to take in the chocolate box views. Dining out... More 

Thank Redbush64
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

after taking the car ferry from Paihia and wandering around Russell we found ourselves hungry, so we had a wonder around and found Crusty Crab, as first I was put off by the name, but after speaking with the owner, I was more than happy to order lunch from here on order were some unique choices, I opted for a... More 

Thank Kylie W
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Popped in to this friendly wee takeaway shop whilst on holiday in russell. Great service and very friendly staff. We didn't sample the actual fried food but it certainly looked and smelt good.

Thank Keren C
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The town is just beautiful and after a long walk around the historic sights of the district we sat down to the best fish I have ever tasted from a take away café. sensational. fresh and tasty and cooked to perfection. I will be back.

Thank LeisureTime123
Toronto, Ontario
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184 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had planned to eat at a place advertising All Day Breakfast down the road but they had closed up by the time we made it there. Instead we got some fish and chips at The Crusty Crab. As North Americans we didn't recognize most of the fish names but took the owners (somewhat grumpy sounding) recommendation to try the... More 

Thank kjkToronto
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Delicious crispy chips, even when we picked up and took back to the motel they stayed crisp. Also grabbed a few of their spicy prawn - so good!!!!

Thank Fantastic4NZ

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cass Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: 9 4037 754
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its a takeaway but the seafood and the fish and chips are really tasty

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