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The Fish Box

) #38 of 93 Restaurants in Taupo Seafood, Fast food,
3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5757
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great front-of-house staff, really friendly and efficient. Yummy chips. Husband enjoyed his beef burger but I didn't make the right choice with a fish burger. I didn't enjoy it much, it had a bone in it, didn't finish it. But chips crunchy and golden.

Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We ordered fish and chips to take away and eat by the Lakes edge. This place is just through the township of Taupo but just before is a lovely spot to have a picnic.

Thank kimking8
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lovely fish meals and a great choice. Portions are a little small, reflected in price, so order more if you are hungry! Snapper and kumara chips were excellent.

Thank JoyTelfordUk
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Fish'N'Chips at there Best Plus Bluff Oysters are just some of The Fish Box Best to Order...Yummy - Good Service Friendly

Thank Merv-Taupo
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Your kind words mean a lot to the staff and myself. Thank you.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had an incredibly disappointing experience at The Fish Box. We were told there was a 30 minute wait, and they were clearly busy, but we decided it was worth the wait and placed our order. We watched as multiple people enquired about where there...More

1  Thank Steph M
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Oh dear. Busy yes but no excuses here. Come in for a re-cook or a refund. That's our policy.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The service was friendly and helpful. bluff oysters were on the menu, perfectly battered and cooked. The fish was also well cooked and fresh. Best chips ever. All perfect with wasabi mayo.

Thank Lel241
Thefishbox, Owner at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you. Yes Bluffs are the best!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Amazing food! A large menu to choose from and great service. One of the best fish and chips I have ever had.

Thank charl0ttecp
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you. I'll let the staff know.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was delighted to discover that all greens are indeed grown in this Hilton's, own garden. Duck just introduced to their new menu is the best magical duck dish on the market. Fresh Bluff oysters at below RRP are delightful.The soup of the day albeit...More

Thank Database P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely above average fish and chips. Beef burger was good value for $8, the prices of fish were a good size. $32 for 2 burgers, 2 fish and 1/2 chips made it pretty good value. Nothing quite there to make it a wow, but would...More

Thank Alice L
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you. Old fashioned fish n chips cooked in the best possible way. That's what we aim for. So glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Stopped in here for some chips and potato cakes. The chips were some of the best I've had, but for me, the standout was the home-made potato cakes. Covered in just the right amount of batter, these potato cakes were crispy on the outside and...More

Thank Tas C
Thefishbox, Manager at The Fish Box, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for the appreciation of good food well cooked. I will let the staff know they are doing a good job.

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Isabellecurtis
31 August 2016|
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Response from Thefishbox | Property representative |
Hi, Yes on Mondays and Tuesdays we do gluten free fish. The the chips cannot be 100% certified but we have many customers who are mildly intolerant to gluten who order them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$36 - US$36
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rainbow Drive | Rainbow Point, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5757
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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..
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