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Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 13, 2022 via mobile

Super helpful staff that made my very large and complicated order a breeze. They even threw in a couple of drinks to sweeten the deal.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

I ordered battered mussels and scallops and they were disgusting! The seafood tasted old and the batter was burnt and some of the pieces of batter were empty .... this would have to be the worst takeaway I have ever had. Be warned - this...place is crap.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 2021

Visited Ngunguru for a few days and had fish and chips. Excellent piece of hoki with crispy batter and delicious crunchy fries. Really enjoyed and will return

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

We ordered hamburgers, battered snapper, hotdogs and chips to feed a large family group. The hamburger buns were very dry and hard, the battered fish was so oily you couldn't eat it , and really overcooked, the chips really dry. It was very disappointing takeaway.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

Used to be our fav, but this time we both got sick after ordering snapper burger, kumara chips and squid rings. The aioli was super weird tasting too. Pity as it was a summer go to!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Came to visit friends we were looking forward to getting fish and chips as had been great in the past but man were we disappointed fish was dry and the batter extremely oily dripped all over us mussels were obviously from frozen and over cooked...chips half were burnt and reheated. Most disgusting meal we have ever had never going back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020

We have been going to this place for the past 15 years, and it has always been good. But this last time we went, the fish was not good at all. It was overcooked and didn't taste fresh. The batter on the fish was okay,...but it didn't make up for the taste, and the dry bits of fish. The kumara chips were alright, but now you have to pay for sour cream - whereas the last owners would always give you a swipe of sour cream that was included in the price. Should have been wary because it was lunchtime on the weekend and there was no line out the door. They may have new owners? Just a heads up - because it was always consistently good before.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Thought we would try this takeaway as suggested.. service was fast. The food was okay , if you are looking for greasy / deep fried this is the place. Once we took off all the batter the fish was good. We tried the snapper and...John Dory. I ordered the prawn skrewer didn’t realize that it would be deep fried also. They don’t supply with you with napkins or forks etc. It was busy with lots of people stopping and ordering.. Tried it once won’t be a repeat visitor.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

Not sure why the hell anybody is complaining about wait times at peak holiday season in a remote area of NZ with minimal food facilities....we waited 10 minutes on a normal Friday night. Food was EXCELLENT. Shop made wontons were tasty as. Big salad filled...cheeseburgers with cheese expertly melted onto the patty. Chips with perfect crisp/fluffy balance. Very friendly efficient staff. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Well we arrived into Ngunguru at 7pm on Friday night after travelling from the UK and we ordered snapper and chips. My youngest always says she hates fish but scoffed the lot! Very fresh and I’m sure over the next couple of weeks whilst at...the beach we’ll pop in again. Super friendly staff and shared a wee joke with us when my hubby said a fish supper, I quickly corrected and said Snapper doll. Ok and the aioli was divine!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Not the first time I’ve eaten here and won’t be the last. It’s one of the best fish n chip shops in NZ! The snapper is excellent and worth it just on its own.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

New staff recently taken over, recommend their fish & chips , best batter I have ever tasted. Crispy and well drained. Family members recommend their burgers.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

Ask if the fish is fresh or not because most days it will be frozen fillets. This is the only chippie in the Ngunuru and Tutukaka area, but its not the best. It could do a lot better if the owner put some effort into...it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Great little shop. Mussel fritters didnt have much mussel but the rest ok . Good ol fashioned place . Can be really busy so pay to ring order through first

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

You can't visit this beautiful coastal village without the obligatory stop for 'fish & chips' - particularly for out of country guests. Get your takeaway and then enjoy along the gorgeous estuary across the road. The food and scenery are a complimentary match.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, Ngunguru Takeaways offers takeout services.

Ngunguru Takeaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3