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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Queen Charlotte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small building with picnic tables under umbrellas outside. Prices are cheap, and the food is good and plentiful. It's not a place where you'd want to eat in inclement weather, or if you're looking for a comfortable sit-down meal, but it's very good at what it's good at.

Thank Bima77
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very friendly staff, fast service and fish and chips just perfect. shop very clean and has a great menu.

Thank Ginny S
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we are locals we always get fish &chips at Coopers Catch.They are always consistent and the service is great.Try it you won't regret it.

Thank Bob K
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The were OK but burnt and over cooked so they were OK but little too crunchy not to little heaps of chips really cool

Thank Luana K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had just driven up from Christchurch only to have our Whale watching tour cancelled. Looking at a sad return trip back, we stopped at this place near by with fish and chips on it. No frills when we first walked in. Lots of seating outside but it was raining, few tables inside. Large menu with reasonable prices (i.e.... More 

1 Thank Christopher C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chips were the crispiest I've even encountered and the fish (we tried the blue cod) was so creamy and buttery in taste, wrapped in a really crispy shell. The tartar sauce was also brilliant. Simply the best meal of this kind I've had.

1 Thank Staffan J
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish they use here is fantastic, and the serving sizes are very generous! The oil used to cook the chips could be a tad fresher, but overall a great spot for fish and chips!

Thank Vince-Evans1
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood and delicious batter... Also free wifi available at the shop. Highly recommend. Favourite dish was the squid bits 👌🏽 Cheesy chips Squid bits Blue cod Prawn skewers Scallops

Thank hikingkurt
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in Kaikoura for two evenings - and we ate here on both of them - which is high praise indeed. Very good quality fish and chips. Perfectly cooked fish in an excellent batter and lovely chips. The burgers are also very good.

Thank WestCountryFoodie
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all. Our group of four holidaying in Kaikoura bought a takeaway order. The thick cut chips are very tasty. The seafood - lemon fish in decent portions and very small scallops - were let down by a thick batter that rapidly cloyed. While I have had worse, I have also had a lot better.

Thank aussietony_10

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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 on 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?