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“Not between 5-7pm on a Friday - 45 minute wait”

Mt. Eden Village Fish Shop
Ranked #7 of 25 Restaurants in Mount Eden
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have fish & chips from here every couple of mouth as they are one of the top 3 fish & chip shops in Auckland (the other two being Matti B's at Waimauku and Seacow in St Helliers); but Friday evening between 5 & 7pm is not a good time to go unless you want to combine it with doing something else for the 40-45 minutes that you have to wait.

British visitors are amazed at New Zealand's archaic way of cooking each order as it comes in rather than having freshly cooked fish & chips ready to go in rush periods such as dinner time & after last orders at the local pub.

We were amused to hear one guy waiting for his order on his mobile to the local pub order a large cocktail to be ready in 10 minutes. Maybe this Mt Edenite was better organised that us out of towners only there due to a power cut out west.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Felt like a snack after our walk and before a late dinner. Popped in here and thankful we did. A good selection of fresh fish to choose from and have cooked on the premises [or take away) and beautifully smoked fish. The chips are cooked in cotton seed oil - nothing soggy or oil tasting about them - fantastic. Wish we could take this shop back to OZ. truly the best.

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Thank MaggieB75
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Bought some gorgeous smoked salmon! Highly recommended!!! There always seems to be a queue so I think they must have a good reputation locally. It's certainly deserved: not just fish and chips but a wide range of choice.

Thank ClaireaGemenos
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

I am from the UK, but born in NZ, so I have a bi-polar perspective. This place is good, there's no question there, and the inclusion of various types of smoked fish is genius. I noticed below a bad(ish) review by someone from the UK, which I can partly sympathise with. UK fish and chips used to be dire up until the last 15 years or so, but there has been a very welcome renaissance, and when I moved there 20 years ago I missed The NZ equivalent. Still, where NZ excels is in providing various varieties of super fresh, and exciting varieties of fish, and this place didn't disappoint, I had the fishermans basket, which included a deep-fried selection of scallops, mussels, oysters and fish (what chippie does that in the UK ?). Served, reassuringly, in a (fake) newspaper. Also, some really delicious home-made tartare sauce (again, I've been to few chippies in the UK that bother to offer anything except industrial-standard sauces...). Although, I do concur that the chips could have been better, and the batter needs work, the fish itself is excellent, and most importantly FRESH. To just quickly address the UK analogy....The UK is still stubbornly stuck with cod and haddock (hense the over-fishing problems they have been having), which deprives the customer of choice, and it's often several days old by the time it reaches the table, a legacy of having a centralised system (Billingsgate) which means much of the fish is sent to a central market and then redistributed to outlying storehouses, before then travelling to shops, so, in the UK, supermarket fish can be a week old before it's eaten, and it's often been frozen, which changes it's cellular structure. UK people often don't realise, so they don't complain, because they often haven't tasted FRESH fish before. However, there has recently been an encouraging change to this, so now it is perfectly possible to get very fresh and beautifully prepared fish in most good fish and chip shops, and long may it last !!! NZ burgers however are vastly superior to the UK equivalent, where the concept of putting fresh salad or beetroot onto the burger hasn't really occurred to them yet, I put it down to the post-war, bland UK palate, and being a bit scared of vegetables, but when I'm in the UK I long for the taste of a real hamburger ! Rant over.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great fish! Enough Said!

Also, it is the cheapest place (and the highest quality) fish and chips in the Mt Eden region, don't bother going to a restaurant for fish and chips when you can go here.

Thank Coffiend
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