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“Perfectly cooked fresh fish”
Review of Fish hook

Fish hook
Ranked #53 of 346 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Being NZ's most iconic dish, Fish Hook takes a new approach to revive the reputation of kiwi 'fush and chups' as we know it. Providing the highest quality fresh fish caught from our own boat in the local waters off the southern coast. We offer a wide range of species to choose from, Blue Cod, Sole, Monk and Gurnard just to name a few. Choose to have your fresh fish beer battered, crumbed or grilled (for those looking for a healthy option).Team this with your choice of shoestring, chunky McCain's fries or Kumera fries (sweet potato), a variety of sauces or pick from the range of fresh salads to create your ideal fish and chip meal.If you want to get a bit fancy or try something different there's also calamari rings,scallops, sweet chilli prawn skewers or salt n pepper squid to name a few of your options and if you need something to quench your thurst. Local ales such as the classic southern Speights or Emersons are available along with a fine pick of wines and non alcoholic beverages.Locally owned and operated. Take away or sit in and enjoy a warm friendly atmosphere in the heart of Dunedin city.
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfectly cooked fresh fish”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

This is another of my semi regular lunch places. The staff are welcoming and friendly, and the food is good old basic fish and chips done well. I always have my fish grilled, rather than crumbed or battered, so can really appreciate the flavour. Paired with chunky chips and green salad and it's practically health food!

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Tasty food & friendly service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We chose this one based on previous good reviews and were not disappointed. Staff were helpful in making the right selection with the fish, food was delivered hot and promptly, cafe is neat and tidy.
We enjoyed the food and the fact that you could have a glass of wine or beer with it.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Basic but good”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I was in Dunedin on a Friday night in March and was looking for an evening meal. I didn't realise that all the student population eat out at the weekend, so I ended up at fish hook (which was one of the few restaurants with space).

It's a fairly basic place, but was doing a roaring trade between eat in and take away. I tried the blue cod, which was very good although (like most things in NZ) a bit expensive.

Visited March 2013
Thank ExeterHector
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Was disappointed”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went to Fish hook as many ppl recommended in the forum for good fish and chip. It was true enough many guests was dining in when we went there. We ordered a set of standard fish and chip and myself ordered their so called famous whitebait in batter. The fish and chip fish fillet was terribly small or may be this is the standard size of fish n chip in NZ. Not only that the whitebait in batter portion was very disappointing as well. We paid a good 30dollar for two meal and it was worth the money.

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Best F&Cs ever”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We had the crumbled fish kumara chips and salt a d pepper squid. Service was friendly and the food fantastic and would certainly recommend

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Thank Russdi
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