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Cods and Crayfish

81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 319 789
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cods and Crayfish
1. Fresh fish display
"Best fresh fish in town."
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2. Live Mussel Tank
"Always come here when we come to kaikoura"
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3. Fresh is Best
"The seafood here's superb!"
See reviews that mention seafood dinner
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got told that this place had some really good fish and chips, and they were more than right. This might've been the best fish and chips I've ever eaten and the fish was so fresh! The service was great aswell. Me and my friends...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kobbe R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No frills local fish prepared simply (fish & chips, etc). Very fresh and tasty, good service and friendly staff. It won’t disappoint!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 926gerardw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Cods and Crayfish. The Blue Cod was recommended by a local customer and it was excellent. The owners were truly friendly and made us feel really welcome. We also enjoyed their scallops and prawns. If you are in Kaikoura,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A8885AWdianec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly lady owner who recommended the fresh and simply cooked seafoods for us to take away during rainy day. With the added chips from supermart, the seafoods dinner indeed were tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goocc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Value for price - excellent! Fresh and tasty fish, crunchy chips, enormously big portion. For two take two fishes and one chips :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank barbaran21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Kaikoura this afternoon and just needed a quick and easy meal. When we walked inside, the woman doing the cooking looked up and said hello. We said hello back. She then looked at us and asked where we were from. We responded saying...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish is always caught in the morning of the same day. There are several different fish you can choose from. I had a tasty lemon sole and cray fish. If you want to eat fish in Kaikoura, that's the place to go.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dream67427883683
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited cods and crayfish with a friend and we tried the crayfish and lemon sole with fries which was all together really delicious. The fish was really fresh as it was fished at the same day. We also got great information about the fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just eaten Blue Cod and chips from Cods & Crayfish and it was absolutely delicious. Freshly cooked to order and very reasonably priced at $23 for 2. Batter light and didn’t overpower the fish. Shame we’re not staying in Kaikoura any longer or maybe just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Cod and grilled prawns were simply amazing!! Great portions and really reasonably priced, will return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laura B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$136
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 800 319 789
  • E-mail
We are a family owned business, with several other popular fast food businesses in Kaikoura. We are proud to supply fresh fish, along with the every popular fish n chips. We have a fish tank with live Cray fish, crabs, live paua etc plus a live mussel tank. We also have our own smoke house and have a deli department with our smoked fish. We are on the main road between Blenheim and Christchurch and mid way between the local top 10 camping ground and the New World Supermarket in Kaikoura. It makes easy stopping for caravans, camper vans large trucks etc. who are hungry and want a good feed of fish n chips. We also have Coke, slices, lollies and ice cream, the forever popula foods for the travelling public. We are open 9am till 9pm 7 days a week. Phone orders welcome.
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