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Top 11 Fish and Chips Places in Auckland

Ever wonder how fish and chips (fush and chups for us) became the unofficial national anthem of Kiwi cuisine? Blame it on the Brits, who brought this crispy, greasy goodness to our shores back in the 1800s. 

Getting fish and chips in Auckland is practically our national anthem of munchies — and (dare we say it?) ingrained in our DNA! And, let’s be real: we’re all ready to throw down over who’s got the best fry-up joint. 

But with so many contenders vying for the top spot, even the staunchest locals are starting to broaden their horizons (and brave the traffic) in search of the ultimate fishy feast.

So without further ado, we unveil our picks for the crème de la crème of fish and chips in Auckland. Your taste buds are in for a journey of epic fishy and chippy proportions!

Kohi Fresh Fish & Takeaways 

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Address: 41 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071, New Zealand 

Contact: +64 9 528 4725


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10:30 AM–8 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 4 PM–8 PM

Forget waiting in line like it’s a scene from a bad rom-com — unless that’s your thing, no judgment here. But if you’re craving some fresh fish goodness from Kohi Fresh Fish & Takeaways, do yourself a solid and give them a ring ahead of time. 

This family-run food find is dishing out everything from fish and chips to oysters to squid rings, all fried up to crispy perfection. And let’s be real, who doesn’t want to chow down on some beachside grub? 

Plus, their staff are total legends. Ultra-friendly vibes all around, because life’s too short!

Pro Tip:

Make this a trio with their deelish onion rings! They’ll put a different spin on the taste buds.

Nana’s Fish House

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Address: 36 Stoddard Road, Wesley, Auckland 1041, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 620 8399


  • Open daily from 9 AM–8 PM

Nana’s Fish House, the darling of the locals, is the reigning champ of fish and chips. Can you just imagine succulent, flaky fish and chips so crispy they could break the sound barrier? 

In the mood for some spring rolls or nuggets on the side? Nana’s got you covered, and let me tell you, they’re seasoned to perfection. 

And those twisted fries — a true hook and tackle! Plus, the service is sweet as pie, just like Nana herself. 

Pro Tip:

Here’s the cherry on top: everything on the menu is completely halal. Talk about a catch!

Tipene’s Fish And Chips Takeaways

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Address: 648b New North Road, Morningside, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 974 4384


  • Closed on Tuesday
  • Wednesday to Thursday, Sunday to Monday: 12 PM–8 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 PM–9 PM

No doubt about it, Tipene’s Takeaways is Morningside’s best-kept secret. Nestled on New North Road, this hidden gem is a diamond in the (fish-and-chip) rough. 

And don’t let its quirky location fool you! It’s a goldmine of flavor waiting to be discovered.

They dish up the freshest fish daily, paired perfectly with crispy chips and deep-fried doughnuts. Trust us, your taste buds will be doing a jaunty jig on the first bite!

Pro Tip:

With British sides like mushy peas and curry sauce, you can even sprinkle on some Sarson’s vinegar for a taste of the mother country. It’s a flavor explosion!

Epsom Fresh Fish & Chips Co.

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Address: 297 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 630 5290


  • Monday: 4:30 PM–9 PM
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30 AM–2 PM, 4:30–9 PM

Ever wonder where you can snag some seriously satisfying fish and chips without breaking the bank? You’ll find it no further than the iconic Epsom Fresh Fish & Chips Co!

Trust us, a mere glimpse at the reviews will have you drooling over their fried delights. Seriously, even the kumara chips are out-of-this-world good.

And let’s talk about that perfect crunch — Epsom nails it every time! Plus, the quality is top-notch, and the prices? 

Well, let’s just say they won’t leave your wallet crying. Can you think of a better deal? We’ll wait.

Pro Tip:

Get their Cajun Snapper Burger along with your fush and chups. The fish is enough, and the sauce is more than enough! Result: perfection!

The Brewers Co-Operative

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Address: 128-132 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 309 4515


  • Monday to Friday: 11:30 AM–10 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 1 PM–10 PM

Craft beer and fish and chips are a match made in heaven, and guess what? You’ll find them both at The Brewers Co-operative in the CBD. 

Just imagine a city worker (maybe you?) in need of a break, and voila! Brewers comes to the rescue with their mouthwatering fish and chips served up in classic newspaper wrapping.

You get to take your pick from their fresh selection and have it battered to perfection, complete with tartare sauce and a squeeze of lemon (just the way we like it). 

Pro Tip:

Feeling adventurous? Swap out the classic dish for a tantalizing fish burger, fish curry, or fish tacos. It’s a feast fit for a beer-loving royalty like us!

The Seafood Collective

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Address: 438 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 218 8974


  • Open daily from 12–8 PM

Alright, listen up, because we’ve got the inside scoop. If you’re sick and tired of the same old fish and chips routine, just hold onto your hats because The Seafood Collective is about to rock your world with its top-notch seafood offerings. 

We’re talking premium fish like dory, tarakihi, and snapper that’ll have you drooling. And you’ll need to brace yourself for their burgers and fish tacos! 

They’re not just good, they’re next-level deliciousness that’ll keep you coming back for more. 

Pro Tip:

Here’s the secret sauce: you can customize your own seafood platter or dive headfirst into one of their ready-made options.

FishSmith Herne Bay

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Address: 200 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 376 3763


  • Monday: 4 PM–8:30 PM
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 12 PM–8:30 PM

You can just forget about your typical takeaway joint! Herne Bay’s got the real reel-deal on where it’s at. 

What’s the catch, you ask? Classic fish and chips or tantalizing tacos with a side of fresh slaw, all ready for a seaside picnic at Sentinel Beach!

And let’s talk about the vibe inside FishSmith. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted by the world’s chattiest guy at the counter (seriously, he’s practically a local legend). 

You just know you’re in for some top-notch fish and chips, Herne Bay style. Yet FishSmith isn’t just your run-of-the-mill greasy spoon. 

They’re serving up fish tacos, quinoa salad, whitebait fritters, and soft shell crab burgers that’ll make your taste buds sing for more. This place is the cream of the crop when it comes to fish and chips in Auckland!

And the best part? You won’t find any deep-fried shark balls here. 

That’s because FishSmith is all about that healthy twist on your favorite takeaway classics. That’s what we call the perfect lure!

Pro Tip:

Plus, you can even grab fresh fillets to cook at home, or better yet, let them do the cooking for just a few extra bucks (trust us, it’s worth every penny).

The Local

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Address: 151 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 372 8752


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday, Sunday: 11 AM–3 PM
  • Wednesday to Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

If you’re on Waiheke and craving a beachside buddy for your rosé, The Local’s got your back. They’ve got an epic selection of beer and wine too, and if you’re not feeling the whole sandy vibe, you can dine in. 

Fish and chips are fantastic here, but only if you’ve tried others. Otherwise, you’d think every other joint is just a pale comparison!

But let’s talk about the real MVP here: their wild boar sausage. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and all wrapped up in its natural casing. 

Trust us, you won’t find a sausage like this anywhere else but at The Local. Well — and their fish and chips!

Pro Tip:

Don’t forget to snag those lip-smacking pineapple fritters! Sweet and tropical, they’ll have you busting out a song.

The Fish & Chip Shop

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Address: 160 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 846 6884


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 4 PM–8 PM

Time to say goodbye to the same old deep-fried routine! Major props to The Fish & Chip Shop for serving up pan-fried panko goodness that’s halfway between greasy and glam. 

Auckland’s fish and chips scene just got a serious upgrade! Their homemade fritters are where it’s at, from classic corn fritters to the Kiwi favorite, mussel fritters. 

And we haven’t even gotten started on their Thai fish cakes. Ugh, we hate that they’re so downright addictive that we end up ordering them with our usual fish and chips!

Ranked among the best in the biz — just check out the slew of awards on their website — this joint is the place to be if you’re craving classic fish and chips in a chill seaside setting.

Pro Tip:

We’re not ones to toot our own horn, but we’re regulars for a reason — because their specials are straight-up fire! Two Fish of the Day, two Potato Fritters, and a side of small chips? Um, yes, please!

Nate’s Plaice

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Address: 411 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 360 2388


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday: 3 PM–8 PM
  • Wednesday, Saturday: 3 PM–9 PM
  • Thursday to Friday: 12 PM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 3 PM–8:30 PM

Nate’s Plaice is the local legend of West Lynn that’s making waves in the takeaway scene. Sure, they boast about their fancy burger menu, but let’s be real, we’re here for the classics. 

We’re all about their fresh-as-can-be fish straight from local supplier Kiwifish, perfectly crispy batter, and chunky chips that hit the spot just right. And let’s not forget about the coleslaw — it’s so good, it might just bring a tear to your eye. 

While you could wolf these down in your own backyard, why not step up your game and enjoy them on a picnic blanket at nearby Grey Lynn Park? Trust us, it’s worth the extra effort!

Pro Tip:

Don’t just stop at their fish and chips! We usually get their fish burger as well — and it’s famous for a reason!

Big J’s Takeaways

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Address: 4/1 Melton Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand

Contact: +64 9 579 0340


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–8:30 PM

Big J’s Takeaways are where the burgers are bigger than your ego and the fish ‘n’ chips are a legit contender for your taste buds’ attention. Let’s talk about those fries, shall we? 

Dory or Snapper, take your pick, and don’t even get us started on the salt options. 

If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the chicken salt and unleash your inner Maggi noodle fanatic. And as for grilling — yeah, right!

Big J’s is all about that deep-fried goodness, unapologetically drowning everything in a sea of grease. So, buckle up and embrace the greasy decadence, my friend! 

Pro Tip:

Looking to shake things up? Big J’s has got you covered with their “Loaded Italian Fries” — a mouthwatering mountain of golden melted cheese, red onions, pepperoni, oregano, aioli, tomato, and basil pesto oil!