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Coopers Catch Kaikoura Restaurant

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9 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6362
09:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good fresh fish and really good crispy batter all cooked while we waited and nice chunky chips,, would recommend.

Thank john w
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

really really good fish and chips and not to expensive the service was very freindly too . don t miss this place if you go to kaikoura.

Thank juliencarpiste57
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Kaikoura. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing breakfast, the mango smoothie I ordered didn't taste nothing like mango, and the full English (the works) was very bland, the fried eggs where terrible. On another note the staff seemed friendly enough.

Thank Ollyg14
Quebec City, Canada
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and friendly staff. Awesome fries and fresh fish, but the deep fried battered fish was way too greasy that we could only handle half of the battered parts and felt a bit sick after in the head.

Thank TOsunnyfirst
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear your fish was a bit greasy. We pride ourselves on serving well drained fish n chips. More 

Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The OH & I had a 'catch of the day' (Groper) each, and shared a scoop of chips (thanks to the advice of the young man on the till). I also ordered some mushy peas. The fish and chips were freshly cooked and delicious. The mushy peas were not quite like in the U.K., but tasty all the same. There... More 

Thank Blythspirit68
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your meal, that's a common comment with regards to the mushy peas, ours have a kiwi twist. :-) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in to this fish and chip shop late one night and were so glad we had! The fresh battered blue cod was lovely, crisp and tasty and not greasy at all. The chips were the kind that are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside. Next time we're in Kaikoura we will definitely be returning!

1 Thank thefiveofusxxx
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you decided to have your meal with us. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Kaikoura. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a takeaway deal with 2 fish, 2 sausages and fries plus a portion of wedges. Plenty for 3adults and two kids and just under 20 dollars. Great.

Thank Rachel F
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monday evening in Kaikoura, the town has not much to offer around this time of the year plus Mondays most of the places are closed. And so we had some fish & chips. Service attentive and quick, food hot and fresh, quality not more than average.

1 Thank Veronika A
Fareham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely pile of fish and chips, washed down with some L&P lemonade, first time I had tried that beverage. Food was cooked very well and reasonably priced and the staff were very friendly.

1 Thank Brigham69
Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sooo yummy and fresh fish, service is great and if you eat your meal out on the tables under the umbrellas you get free tomato sauce. Been there twice this week.

Thank Frances195522

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$60
Seafood, British, New Zealand, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6362
We are open 9.30am right through to Midnight - 7 days a week. Our aim is to offer a Kaikoura Seafood experience with Fresh Fish of the Day available daily. We have 2 qualified chefs working for us, all our fish is cooked to order, and we pride ourselves in quality and the high standard we offer to our customers. We also do our best to help the travelling public and our tourists by offering: Free Wi Fi, Free pottle of tomato sauce with every take away order, and free tomato sauce, vinegar available for all meals eaten on the premises. We are a family business with friendly staff and our aim is to Please You. We have outdoor picnic tables with umbrellas to offer a pleasant atmosphere, with views to the mountains, and of course the smell of that beautful sea, sit and enjoy while we deliver your meal to you. Free carpark.

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