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“Not bad; not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fish

Fish
Ranked #52 of 2,200 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on the first floor of the Hilton Auckland, FISH brings to life a new partnership between the world renowned Hilton brand and the expertise of the Nourish Group of restaurants headed in the kitchen by Gareth Stewart.Restaurant Head Chef Fraser Shenton and Restaurant Manager Arthur Sylos lead the team of FISH with the knowledge and experience gathered working in international and national top eateries. FISH is about bringing the best New Zealand produce to the table in the best location right on the waterfront.
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not bad; not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Having had a memorable meal here when it was White restaurant, we were looking forward to our return, but this was a disappointing evening. One part of this was hardly the fault of the restaurant, which in mediocre weather lowers plastic screens to protect diners on its verandah. These screens are effective in reducing its - normally superb - outlook of the harbour. As for food, my Octopus and Potato salad was excellent, as (said my wife) were her Scallops; but our main courses - Seafood Stew and 'Market Fresh' Fish, were less satisfactory. Service was good, if sometimes a little obsequious. Hard to put a finger on it, but we came away unenthusiastic (and very much poorer). Go for lunch, or on a mild summer night - improved visibility will add to the experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peterkar
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HiltonGuy2, Manager at Fish, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Peterkar,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent dining experience at FISH. I am sorry to hear that there were elements of the dinner that you felt could be improved.

We aim to provide all our guests with a memorable dining experience, and it is clear that on this occasion you did not feel that we reached that goal.

As ever, we value the feedback we receive. If you would care to discuss your experience in more detail please feel free to contact me directly.

Vincent Rey - Restaurant Manager
+64 9 978 2041
vincent.rey@hilton.com
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Degustation (grab one)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We knew before we went for the grab one dinner that it wasn't going to be our favourite - with one of us a meat rather than fish person and the other not a fan of raw or rare anything. BUT...the reason I buy the grab one degustation deals is to try things that I wouldn't normally eat. So when, at the very beginning of the evening, we were kindly offered substitutions for any of the courses, we 'bravely' went ahead with the menu offered. And okay, I will never love raw tuna or be a huge fan of the texture of scallops, But I could absolutely appreciate all the flavours on the plate. The horseradish bubbles were amazing. And by far the high point of the meal was the popcorn chocolate dessert. Nothing like I expected and one of the best desserts I've ever eaten. And I'm a cheese rather than dessert girl so that's saying a lot - I could eat that dessert every day quite happily. A fabulous meal in a fabulous setting with great service. Definitely will return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emma M
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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202 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent food, bit slow though”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Did a 5 course degustation here through a GrabOne. Meals were tiny and spread apart to far( think they were trying to milk us for drink orders) but the food was excellent and presentation was very nice. Great spot and view. Probably wouldn't go here outside of a GrabOne as the food is pricey for tiny portions. Very friendly service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SLH67
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
269 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great spot, superb service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We took some restaurant connoisseurs from Melbourne here.
We had the best table in the house and superb waiters.
The 5 course degustation was a little wanting in the quantity department but overall excellent quality and a wonderful and memorable experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill J
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel based restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Superb food, excellent service. We went back a second time rather than try another restaurant. We preferred it to Euro, which is run by the same group, and supposed to be a more high end restaurant.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Gillian T
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