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“Delicious fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fish Box

The Fish Box
Ranked #45 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The fishbox was born out of a passion to cook the classic kiwi takeaway in the best possible way. To do this everything is cooked from fresh on the premises by Jared, our trained chef and a small team of trained assistants. Using the best local ingredients in our small menu we aim to deliver to you: freshness quality sustainability, where the food is sourced elsewhere...like the sea. value a sense of humour Cooking from fresh takes a little time but we reckon we've got the formula of speed and quality about right. Please use our online ordering system (convenient) and it will let you know when your order should be ready. Make yourself known to us and give us your feedback..we might even put your suggestions on the menu. Free wifi, magazines and TV are in the shop if you're not too busy talking to one another..
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Friendly owners that know how to cook fish and chips to perfection. We ordered the fish of the day, as recommended by the owner (it was also the cheapest fish) and it was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. The salt and pepper squid, potato fritters and chips were also great. It was so good we went back the next night and had hamburgers, which were also tasty. All cooked fresh and most of it is made on site.

Visited August 2014
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New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good fish & chips, burgers, patties and spring rolls. Most of the food is made on site & is delicious.
Good crispy chunky chips. Also had Kumera chips which are usually quite soggy but these were nice. Angus burger was great. Very clean cooking area. I would highly recommend The Fish Box

  • Visited July 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing f&c! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Well what more can I say! Amazing fish and chips. There was a bit of a wait, and I could see there would be by the number of people inside, but this is always a good sign and we were not disappointed! Highly recommend.

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Napier
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were recommended to try The Fish Box and stopped there to pick up some dinner en route back from a day's skiing. We are so glad we did. The place was packed and there was a half an hour wait for the food (which we were told up front) but it passed quickly by going next door to The Ploughman for a drink in front of the fire. The fish was beautiful (we had Warehou) and perfectly cooked, the chips golden and crisp, and the battered salt & pepper squid was a nice treat. My husband enjoyed his steak and egg burger. Certainly it was the best fish and chip meal of this type that we have had for a long time.

The staff were friendly and very efficient. Everyone seemed happy to wait in this popular spot for a good meal of 'greasies'.

We'll be back next time we are in Taupo.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Good Friday in Taupo... We had tried several other locations that we decided against after reading the menus. We drove by The Fish Box and saw a line coming out the door so thought we'd give it a go. The service was friendly and the price was right. The fish and chips were outstanding, fresh, crispy and well seasoned. The tarter sauce is delicious but you do need to buy this separately. Be warned, this place is popular and you most likely will need to wait for your food but it's worth the wait.

Visited April 2014
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