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The Smokehouse

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Mapua Seafood, Fast food,
6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2280
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“smoked fish” (39 reviews)
“crispy chips” (3 reviews)
“pates” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Great chips, great batter... had some sort of fish with a strange name that wasn't flash but to eat out on the wharf and watch the sea rush by looking out to Rabbit Island was such a treat.

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When locals queue at the local chippy, you know it's a good sign and this was no different. Armed with our half scoop of chips; and fish (one was small so she gave as an extra) we walked a little way onto the wharf and...More

Thank HelenaB2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips here are to die for! The other smoked fish looked heavenly but we didn't try them. The staff who works here are also super friendly. If you can find the room in your stomach try the donut, its delicious!

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the Fish and Chips take away one evening while visiting the area. Good value for $ and good F & C!

Thank RachelBPortsmouth
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Looking for great fish'n chips? Look no further! This is it! The quality of the food is excellent. Best of all, if you don't feel like sitting on the benches outside, take your food across to the wine bar or brewery and order some nice...More

Thank ThePearOrchard
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

These guys do the best. Also have mussels and other smoked fish. Fish and chips are pretty good too.

Thank iczephyr
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best fish and chips I've ever had - beautifully cooked fish and crisp chips (not soggy). Not a bad price either, $14 for the two of us. Highly recommended. We ate ours at the bar opposite with a couple of low-alcohol ales.

Thank welshies2009
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Kiwi fish & chips at their finest! Thoroughly enjoyed. Fish was fresh and delicious - chips golden and crisp. Only comment is that fish portion was small (but quality) and chip portions ginormous - it would have been good if the staff could have mentioned...More

Thank jesscnz
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Best Fish and Chips we have ever had. Ever. End of story. Well worth the wait, delicious batter, super fresh fish and excellent chips....an absolute no brainer when in the area from now on.

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Locals know this destination well, these guys have been around for a long time . Although not cheap eats, great quality and consistently delicious.

Thank Yvonne A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2280
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Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favorite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free
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