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Local cuisine, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings
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Sustainability and supporting local produce and seafood suppliers inspires us to compile our menu based on what is available seasonally. Our Executive Chef, sources seafood throughout the week from the morning's catch before the boats reach the shores of New Zealand to ensure it's the freshest available. The ample sea views from the restaurant serve as a reminder of the environment we endear to respect and protect through our practices as a restaurant.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was amazing! I never eat oysters but their oysters are very fresh that I ended up eating all. Crayfish is at reasonable price and the size was quite big compared to other fine dining restaurants (bigger size with cheaper price!). All staff were very...friendly and lovely, all of them looked after us even though they were not our server (sorry I couldn't remember each person's name, but thanks to all staff working on 07/01/22 dinner time). The service met my high expectation towards a fine dining restaurant. Especially Tony, he is such a wine expert! Not only is he super friendly and outstanding, but his wine suggestion for each course of the meal was perfect, went really well with each food. Not to mention about good view with cozy atmosphere! Will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Hilton New Zealand, Marketing at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Lunaeum, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed the crayfish, Tony's incredible wine knowledge and the team cared for you at this time. It was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dining experience at Fish! Special thanks to Sedrik, Shrutika and team for making our NY’s night enjoyable! Happy New Year 2022!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your New Year's night with us and that Cedric, Shrutika, and the team cared for you at this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service from the entire staff especially Cedric. He went above and beyond and made the day very special for me and my fiancé. He even answered my calls after hours and helped make everything perfect. Will definitely recommend Cedric and his team to anyone...wanting to celebrate any special event.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Nicholas, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you were able to celebrate your special day with us and Cedric created such a memorable experience for you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, my family appreciated the outside table allocation, that was really lovely. Snacks & Bread - good selection (smoked duck eclair, goats cheese croquette, house-made bread with beurre noisette) good portions, delicate. the husband fell in love with the bread. Starter - Melt in the...mouth citrus cured salmon. I wanted to finish it but I know I won't be able to eat much of anything if I did, I had to give half away. Very tasty with plancha scampi tails. Main - the 3 (adult) children loved the lamb, generous portion according to them (that's something!) the snapper was done well, the husband was very thankful there was no superfluous sauce on the fish. unfortunately, my turkey dish was bland, a bit dry and hard to cut up :-( Dessert - beautiful! generous ...... we could not finish the dessert as we were quite full at that point :-) Overall, a very good experience. We'd do it again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Maselan, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and the team cared for you at this time. It was a great pleasure...More

Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

We went for a dinner and breakfast. Both meals superb Staff were lovely and welcoming. Views amazing. I has the entree of pork belly and octopus for dinner that was amazing . Main of Blue cod nice but the fries were not much. Breakfast was...lovely. Very nice but the knives could have been sharper.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2021

Kia Ora Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast and dinner, as well as, our Pork Belly, Octopus and Blue Cod and the team...More

Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

2021 has been a crazy year for Auckland. Having been locked down at home for more than 12 weeks. Our group of 12 girls was dying to catch up for some overdue girls night out. We booked the private dining room at FISH as we’ve...heard that chef Des Harris joined shortly before lockdown. What better way to celebrate and ease ourselves back into the dining scene again than trying out a brand new menu with the most amazing water view Auckland has to offer ? We were greeted by the very friendly staff upon arrival and shown to our room. While waiting for the rest of the group to arrive the manager came over and introduced himself. The staff then proceed to confirm any dietary requirement for the requested menu and made sure we had sparkling water and drinks while we waited. I must say. One thing I miss the most during lockdown is the interaction and table services that takeaways just can’t cut it. Throughout the evening as the rest of the party arrived, then out comes the food ! The snacks went down such a treat and we loved every single dish that were brought out. To top it all, the restaurant manager Cedric was very attentive and made some great recommendations for the wines to pair. I don’t think the evening would have turned out as great as it had been, if it wasn’t for the team at FISH making it possible. Can’t wait to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend FISH to anyone looking for somewhere special to host of party !More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2021

Kia Ora Judy, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. I am delighted that you chose us as your first restaurant following lockdown and thank you for sharing your wonderful dining experience, the...More

Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

We dined in at FISH for my niece’s 4th birthday, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service that FISH had provide. We will definitely be back and would recommend FISH to everyone.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Marketing at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2021

Kia Ora Thunpatsa, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience at FISH restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your niece's 4th birthday and the team cared for you at this time. It was a great...More

Reviewed 4 December 2021

FISH restaurant - exceptional. Stunning, glistening waterfront views, window-table for my 60th birthday, romantic atmosphere, roaring fire was mesmerising. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) Staff were helpful & accommodating, arranged for my 60th birthday cake to be presented at dessert time. Fabulous...meal - oysters & crab bisque, crayfish & beef, fab desserts. Overnight stay in Hilton, great buffet breakfast the next morning, sea-traffic on sparkling harbour. Fantastic service, ambience was great, thanks to the management & fantastic staff for making my 60th stay extra special.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021

Auckland Central Don’t expect. Child free environment in Fish! What a pity! An absolutely fabulous meal spoilt by staff with no consideration. An almost empty restaurant so why seat a single diner right next to a family with a very young baby and a toddler....Not that the family did anything wrong and behaved as a family does. However when paying too dollar for fine dining one expects something different to Macdonald’s. Not helped by the manager using the word “Mister” rather than my name or sir, maybe lost in translation, but not a good term. An apology was eventually forthcoming but I remain unsure that the staff recognizes the issue that could have so easily been avoided.More

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Hilton New Zealand, Marketing at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Good morning Mr Smith, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. We are sincerely sorry to learn that your experience with the noise and service during your dinner at FISH was not reflective of the high...More

Reviewed 21 July 2021

What a pity Fish staff do not know how to look after their customers ! The food is outrageously expensive for the quality. I chose beef as I wasn’t keen on the idea of fish and chorizo flavours together. How annoying to go to a...fish restaurant and order meat! My beef was charred and had a strange tasting sauce to accompany it. The waitress was disinterested in offering a service giving us dinner menus for lunch, not explaining the menu and was not available to take our orders .. she had disappeared - we had to go and find another staff member to serve us. This was not because the restaurant was busy as there were only 3 tables occupied ! And the final straw came when we later had communication with the head chef and operations manager to express our disappointment and annoyance that we had supported their so called 5 star restaurant to be told they were having a few changes at the moment and we could have a free glass of liquor next time we come. Thank you but .. there won’t be a next timeMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Hilton New Zealand, Owner at FISH Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Kia Ora Happy_tastes101, Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. Please accept my sincere apology for your dining experience at FISH, I can understand your frustration. We pride ourselves on giving the best possible guest experience, and I’m sorry we fell short in...More

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Response from BJBG | Reviewed this property |
yep it is suitable and they do provide high chair. been there a few times with my kids-very accommodating !
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not really-smart casual will do!
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
Like the above I haven't been to Lava but Fish has a great view over the harbour. Great views, food and fantastic service. You could also look at Whitebait. The view back over the city would be amazing on NYE.
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FISH Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5