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Cods and Crayfish

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81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 319 789
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
“tartare” (3 reviews)
“catfish” (16 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!"
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Great fish n chips, fresh and good price. The other place in centre of town was charging $8 for a crumbed fish, this one was $6 for same thing. Nice chunky chips. lovely service.

Thank mermaidnz
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Pick yourself a price of fresh fish, get them to batter and cook it, add a handful of chips and you've got yourself a pretty darn good feed of Fish 'n' Chips. To be fair, in the past the quality has depended on who was...More

1  Thank Brendon S
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I went there with high hopes,after seeing the reviews, but came out very disappointed. Maybe it was an off day!!! The fish or should I say batter (as i am not sure if there was more than 50grams of blue cod) where very oily. Chip...More

1  Thank falzond
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent place to stop for Fish & Chips in Kaikoura. Very good service. Very busy but well organised. Recommended.

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Cheap? Yes. Fast? Yes. Food? So-so. We had the seafood basket (2 pieces each of fish, squid rings, prawns, mussels, and scallops) with kumara fries instead of regular potato fries - cost $24. But the batter was very doughy and heavy, and a lot of...More

1  Thank nomvula_za
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a great fish n chips with fresh fish, it’s cheap and it’s big portions! There is a terrace to eat outdoor

Thank Anne-Laure G
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Had to eat them outside as staying a bit of a walk away. Seagulls were hanging around but if you don’t feed them they stay away.

Thank Bronwen66
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Would have liked to have had food but when we parked to the right of the front door the "lady" working there started screaming at us as we got out of the car that we parked in an incorrect place. Fair enough but in the...More

5  Thank dkennedy1001
Reviewed 7 February 2018

$8.00 for battered cod or $10.00 for a crumbled cod and $6.00 for a scoop of kumara fries. The food was cooked okay except kumara chips were black through over cooking and the service was average. Come on Kaikoura you have the roads open now,...More

2  Thank Brian P
GaelWatson, Owner at Cods and Crayfish, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your response to your experience at our shop “Cods n Cray” and thank you for coming to Kaikoura and supporting us. It has been a very difficult year, with the roads closed into Kaikoura, and Kaikoura being a small tourist town, we...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Very tasty. Loved the gluten free fish. Extremely fresh and good range of options We sat out at the lookout eating fish and chips - a real kiwi supper!

Thank jaduckworth111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$138
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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