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Coopers Catch Kaikoura

9 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6362
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, New Zealand, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
9 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking past a packed outside seating area, with everybody tucking into various fish and chip combinations, we felt obliged to try the food for ourselves. We shared he Cod, 2 pieces, chips and slaw for $22. Excellent. Best Blue Cod we have eaten in NZ...More

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to have dinner here one evening as we saw lots of great reviews and recommendations to visit. We were not disappointed! We had a blue cod each and shared a portion of chips, perfect dinner size! And super tasty. Also cheap which is...More

Thank ChFoss94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious NZ style fish and chips. Big variety of fish and seafood. Handy location, right in town...

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chips were very overdone and virtually no soft middle to them. Fish was very average. Didn't eat all of the meal. Had a ham sandwich instead.More

Thank Catharine H
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for your feedback - any feedback we receive good or bad is taken on board. I do apologise that you have received a meal that did not meet your expectations, and would like to reassure you that any meal that doesn't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered 2 pieces lemon fish and a scoop of chips for $10.50 about 9:30 pm. When I got home with them 10 mins after collecting them I noticed the paper wrapper was soaked in oil that had leaked out from the chips and battered fish....More

Thank Grant P
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We do sincerely apologise for the unsatisfactory meal you have received. We pride ourselves on serving well-drained fish n chips cooked in clean oil. I can reassure you our oil isn't old as is filtered every day and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we thought that because this place looked really busy that it would be good, but I think it was just full of tourists. Our hapuka was greasy, overcooked and full of bones.... and expensive!More

Thank Alison W
Jason H, Owner at Coopers Catch Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback... I do apologise that your piece of Groper was overcooked, we will be discussing this with the team as this shouldn't have happedned. As you are probably aware we cook all our fish fresh to order, and because...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times but this visit surpassed all others. Juicy cod, tasty chips and best if all no queue, we must have got the timing right. One scoop between my husband and I left us wishing there was more.

Thank J J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy local place to eat with a vast menu. Very popular indeed. We had the cod with chips bit greasy for our taste but nice all the same. So recommend it for a quick bite. There is plenty of seating outside with...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in search of gluten free fish and chips but were disappointed- the chips are fried in the same oil as battered fish so not suitable for coeliacs, and the fish would have to be grilled (no gluten free batter). Instead I had a...More

Thank Jr322
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now the road to Kaikoura has reopened after the 2016 earthquake, go there and support all the local businesses who have been so hard hit, but survived. Get some excellent fish (all local types and all great) and extra crunchy chips or anything else you...More

Thank ddilling30
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2 December 2015|
Response from Gregory S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they do. I am told that good crayfish is sold from a van, they do a selection of cooked seafood, though unfortunately I did not get a chance to eat here but it is normally always busy. if you go towards the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$62
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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