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Cods and Crayfish

81 Beach Road | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 800 319 789
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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 73 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here because people we know who live in Kaikoura recommended it. Locals know best. They were right. We wanted FRESH CRAYFISH and good fish and chips and we got both in a short time at a good price. Its clean and the staff...More

Thank chef165
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped by with the kids and ordered tarakihi fish, the portions were large but we finished to the last chip. The fish was so fresh and the taste was just excellent, not too salty, not too bland. The kids enjoyed even more than me as...More

Thank Nomad815730
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful fish and chips and lovely staff, must try! All the fish is fresh on the counter in shop, we tried the blue cod it was awesome

Thank eunan m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered blue cod, 1 serving of chips, 1 serving of sweet potato chips, potato scallops for 2 people. The owner did warn us of the serving sizes being more than enough to feed 2, but we took it as a challenge to try to...More

Thank tracey-mcdonald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best fish and chips ever. Lovely service very chatty and friendly. Plus a surprise up grade to blue cod! Steve and Amanda from Upper Hutt

Thank Roving813623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shannon welcomed us in with a great big grin and was so happy to help us decide what to eat. We decided to have the blue cod fish and chips with a few pieces of fried scallop, squid, prawn and mussels. Everything was fried to...More

Thank Misty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for fish and chips in Kaikoura. Fish cooked fresh and beautiful, thanks Sharon for complementary sauce as well. You are our must food stop when we travel through! Liz.

Thank lizplatt018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the fish and chips here! Big portions and fresh fish cooked to perfection :) try the blue cod, squid rings and chips! highly recommended if you’re driving by Kaikoura! Anna was a lovely host to us and even recommended some places that we could...More

Thank R1276MWstephaniet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Headed here based on a reccomendation. Was happily surprised ! Service was amazing we felt very very welcomed, everything was explained great and the food was pretty darn good seafood ! Would return for sure if I’m kaikoura.

Thank Ashwin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No crays available anywhere In Kaikoura - so we settled for the blue eye cod, scallops and chips. Light and crisp batter - sensational blue eyes cod

Thank Tony H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$134
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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
  • 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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