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CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 5 February 2021

What I had intended to be a quick pit stop wound up taking over an hour… not a reflection of any slow service at all. Despite numerous orders from all the local folk gathered here the service was rather quick. The snapper I ordered was...fresh, not oily, with a crisp batter. What I enjoyed just as much was the conversation the staff invited me in on. If you think the Hindewasser is eclectic try this place on a Friday night.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

Thanks, just what we needed on our journey home. friendly staff and the fish and chips cooked to order so all crispy and fresh :)

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2020

brought take aways. Chips were real good we like then well done with some color they weren't soggy. If your looking for good fish and chips and in the area its worth it for sure. I surprised at other comments about frozen fish. - its...all there in front of you as they also sell wet fishMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Pretty good. Best eaten on site while piping hot. Today a friend picked them up for us and brought them back. Best place in the area for fish and chips

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

Really disappointed as it used to be really good. Batter thick and inedible, the fish didn’t taste fresh.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

My friend and I popped in for Fish and Chips and ended up with American Hot Dogs. The fish and chips are very expensive. Is everything in Kawakawa a ripoff?

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Snapper was absolutely delicious and fresh hard to beat! You can get raw fish and Kina pots can get pretty busy but they seem to stay ahead wanted to go back again the same day it was that good!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

I stopped by at this spot during my Northland trip. I must say, their fish and chips are the best that I have had in NZ so far. Even now while writing this review, I can feel the taste of that Hoki fish in my...palette. Yum! There was something very unique about their batter and the fish was cooked to perfection. I initially got the Garlic mayo, but was given Garlic butter by mistake. I opened it and didn’t realise it was butter. But they were happy to change it for Aioli later without any issues. I never ate such fish and chips in my entire trip after that. Would definitely visit again during my next trip. Would highly recommend! CheersMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

The tail end of our holiday in Bay of Islands needed a wrap up worthy of the fun time we’d had. A craving for good ole fish and chips (or fush ‘n’ chups with a Kiwi accent 🤪) took us on a short diversion to...Kawakawa where we waited for Stumpy’s to open at 11am so we could have a late breakfast/early lunch feed. Totally worth waiting for!! Friendly staff, much amused by us hanging round while they set up for the day. Delicious fish with perfect batter, crunchy, golden and the fish inside steamed to perfection. Good chips - fluffy and light with a nice crunch. Served with plenty of salt and optional sauces. A range of fresh fish and seafood also available looked very appealing.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely selection of seafood , shrimp with seafood sauce and raw fish ,mussels , Kina and smoked Salmon my favourite

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yes, Stumpy's offers takeaway services.

Stumpy's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5