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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called in for Snapper fillets (x2) and chips, punnet tomato and tartare sauce lunch. Being a while since I been there when I pass through Taupo. I got to say, the high standards when present and consistent. No wander they are the best. My...snapper fillets was covered with light crispy batter over a thick piece of snapper. In fact one fillet was more than enough. So deliciousMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Angus Burger - What a joke. Its not Angus, just a patty which you will be lucky to find 60% beef. However the fish burger is another story .. only real fish . The buns are good and the service is with a smile.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Could not have asked for better, served by 2 great guys who prepared our meals in good time and made sure everything was piping hot out of the vat. 20 seconds drive down to the reserve by the lake, dinner by the water, spectacular views,...warm sun and excellent fresh fish and ingredients in our burgers. We will be back a lot more over summer.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Outstanding fish & chips. Fish was fresh, perfectly cooked and reasonably good sized portions. Chips, onion rings and potato fritters were likewise quite exceptional. Prices were neither expensive or cheap but value for money. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Fish Box and will definitely be...back on our next visit to Taupo.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

Ordered on-line and only a short drive along the lake from where we were staying. We had fish and chips a few times on our 3 week trip to NZ and this was the best we had. Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Very popular fish n chip shop just south of the main part of Taupo. Great selection of choices on the menu. Staff friendly and prices are average. Fish is very fresh and portions a good size.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

Amazingly good fish and chips! We were looking for a budget friendly lunch option and the food was awesome. We got the family pack which was generous. The fish was lightly battered and fresh, the chips were good. We'll be back on our way back...through TaupoMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Best fish I’ve ever had. Honestly. I had snapper and a potato fritter. Others in my group had the Angus and bacon burger, seafood fritter , chips and also snapper. All just deliciously simple letting the main ingredient (for me the fish) sing. Why have...I found the best fish n chips in a town that is the furthest away from any coastline? Absolutely delicious. Thin, and crispy batter coating a fresh and succulent piece of fish. Go get it, you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

not a great fan of fish and chips but we had it on our last night in Taupo…hands down the best I have had in forever! Don’t drive past…be sure to grab a bite.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022

Got lunch today. Had the best snapper I have ever eaten which was battered while we waited. Beautiful crispy chips. Delicious thin and crispy potato scallop. Couldn’t fault one thing. 5 star!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely fresh snapper. And crispy hot chips. Lots of other alternatives to fish and chips including oysters. The fish was battered while we waited.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

ordered snapper and 1/2 scoop of chips, fish was crispy and delicious. Fast service, great price. also got a seafood basket, perfectly cooked, chips were hot and crispy

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

Terrible customer service - over an hour to wait for an online order and mask wearing was under the nose. We ordered online for a now pick up but arrived and we’re told it would be another hour until it was ready. Then asked if...it could be put in the cue and told NO. So as much as this used to be our local we cannot recommend the service or quality to anyone since the new owners have taken over. It has been a consistent 5 dissatisfied experiences before I got to the stage of sharing a review. Find another place for your F&C treats.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

Visited 4 Jan 2022. Ordered chips, fish ,potato fritters and salt & pepper calamari. The shop was very busy, and we were given an approximate wait time of 15 minute, Meal arrived only a couple of minutes after that. All the food was placed in...shallow boxes , lined with paper, and placed in paper bags. This had the advantage of keeping the food very hot. This would be , by far, the best fish & chips we locals have ever had in Taupo. Obviously the cooking oil is very fresh, and very hot. The shop itself has great ventilation - no "greasy fry up" odour. Will definitely be back! Portions are very generous.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2021

Omg me an my partner ordered Angus cheese an bacon burgers an chips tonight an honestly that was restaurant quality 👌 we absolutely loved it 😍 ❤ deffently be back compliments to the chef 😊

Date of visit: October 2021
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Sissy S
19 December 2017|
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Response from Thefishbox | Property representative |
Hi, no whitebait.
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Thefishbox | Property representative |
Yes. On Monday and Tuesdays we do gluten free as well.
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31 August 2016|
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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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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4