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Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop

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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Bought 3 packets of sashimi, scolded for taking an extra pair of chopsticks.

I had bought from the lady in the counter 3 packets of salmon sashimi altogether around 50 dollars... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oliver C
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Best raw salmon I ever had

I just could not believe it. I walk into the information center to try and get tips on trekking... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Elena P
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Located on the edge of Mt Cook National Park our shop is stocked with Freshwater King Salmon -raised in the cool glacial water of New Zealand's Southern Alps. We have a great selection of sashimi, fillets, hot smoked and whole salmon for you to enjoy, as well as a picnic area with the world famous view of Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook. Visit our shop for: - Sashimi - Fillets and whole Salmon - Hot Smoked Salmon - Picnic Area with view of Mt Cook Open 7 days a week
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
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+64 3-435 0018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had bought from the lady in the counter 3 packets of salmon sashimi altogether around 50 dollars. Took one pair of disposable chopsticks and forgot to take another pair. When I returned 3 minutes later to grab another pair from the same lay was...More

Thank Oliver C
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I just could not believe it. I walk into the information center to try and get tips on trekking around Mt Cook and here I am presented with insightful advice AND incredible salmon. And on top of it all you eat the amazing food while...More

1  Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

No matter if you are driving north or south, you should make a stop here, for the great view and also this salmon shop. One of the best I've ever had. Very fresh, and it got that fresh salmon taste you can't find in most...More

Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The salmon is the best of all the others in my view especially if you like it raw. Buy a couple of thick skin on portions and remove the skin yourself.... its cheaper than prepared sashimi and every bit as nice. Salmon pate is delicious...More

Thank weaviestephie
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My husband and I were by Pukaki lake which is gorgeous and descended let’s check out the salmon shop. I’m not a seafood eater. Once in a while I’ll have sushi. So we bought a small try of cut salmon and opened it right there....More

Thank Goli P
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This small cafe cum information centre is located near the entrance/exit road to Mt Cook, on the way to Lake Tekapo. You can get fresh Salmon and coffee here. There is ample car parking and toilet facilities and is a popular stopover for visitors and...More

1  Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a must-do in your self-drive itinerary. Its a easy drive up , ample parking, clean toilets, friendly staff and there's nothing like having a plate of the freshest sashimi-cut salmon, sitting in the warm summer sun looking out at the picturesque Lake Pukaki...More

Thank Lay Hua A
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We bought Salmon Slices and Salmon Paté, it is for definite one of the freshest and nicest Salmon i have ever had. On top of that, great views and nice coffees, A must do if you ever get to Pukaki !

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Arrived along the A2O wanting something to eat in a lovely location. There was packaged salmon in a cabinet and if you wanted, some pre-made coffee. This place has not capitalised at all on the setting or on the potential for people to stop and...More

2  Thank Erich v
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MtCookAlpineSalmon, Public Relations Manager at Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Glad you stopped in whilst doing the A2O; our Sashimi is a popular treat after a day on the bike trail. We're very lucky to be in such a unique location, but it does come with space restrictions. Looking to maximise potential though - watch...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Salmon shop is in the car park and looks like it took over from an old lake pukaki visitors centre. Their are toilets and beautiful views of the lake and mountains. So the area gets a lot of passing traffic. We tried the salmon...More

Thank Wayne N
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MtCookAlpineSalmon, Public Relations Manager at Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thanks for the review! Very glad you enjoyed our freshwater King Salmon.

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Iva I
1 January 2017|
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Response from Smoltman | Reviewed this property |
There is a salmon farm just across from the shop.
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447connie
4 November 2016|
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Can anybody help to answer? Really wanted to go there.
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