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Cods and Crayfish

81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 319 789
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh fish” (8 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“cod” (6 reviews)
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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!"
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1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow. Delicious blue cod and chips cooked to order. Well worth the short walk out of town to get it. Locals already in the shop waiting. Always a good sign!! Will go there everytime we're in Kaikoura.

Thank Explore06570511305
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing blue cod & chips. Really light batter & freshly cooked chips. Highly recommend. Locals were also buying take-out during our visit which shows how good it is

Thank kay28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and and couldn’t have been more pleased. Everything was so tasty and seasoned perfectly. Make sure to ask what fish or seafood is best to have that day as it will vary by season and availability. We’ll remember our visit...More

Thank klaxoner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing feast. American lady is a darling. Great place and worth supporting a family business who really care.

Thank Compass41334347287
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal of blue cod, prawns, kumbra and potato chips. Everything was fresh, crisp and tasty! Very affordable for us as South Africans travelling on a budget! Friendly staff and good service.

Thank Filistea N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Kaikoura and called in here for some fish and chips. The blue cod and gurnard just melts in your mouth- a generous serving of chips as well. Fast friendly service- would highly recommend.

Thank Kiwicazza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome service and delicious food! I got half a scoop and the mid range fish (can’t remember which one it was) and it was beautiful! Came with lemon for my fish and complimentary sauce is always a winner too!

Thank bdelaney2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish and chips in NZ with a spectacular view of the snowfields to go with. I recommend their scallops too.

Thank imfroodo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish n chips I’ve ever had! Friendly service and really good price. Everything was fresh and cooked perfect! Will be back!

Thank Excursion26333108586
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service and very helpful! The fish is fresh daily, chips and wedges are beautiful!

Thank Patricia M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$137
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, 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
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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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